Help harvesting saffron and learn a lot about this magnificent spice in Piedmont, Italy

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  • Bisher 133 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 03.02.2023




  • Beschreibung


    We are not hosting anyone during the cold winter months! We hope to be back on in March/April depending on the weather.

    Hello, we are a Dutch couple (40f/54m) who have been living in Italy on and off for a few years and have now finally decided to both live in Italy permanently. We have a 5ha property in the southern part of Piemonte. I am currently active growing premium quality saffron and planning to expand while also experimenting growing mint and other herbs. Much of our work is experimental as neither of us has any past experience with living on such a big property. Last year I became chronically ill and because of my illness we have fallen behind on schedule a lot and could use help with whatever peeks your interest. We have indoor tasks such as cooking (your traditional dish) and cleaning, outdoor tasks such as cultivating vegetables and herbs and heavy duty tasks such as chopping wood and digging.
    Being Dutch we get by in many languages,with Italian being our least proficient (ironically).

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Learn about a mix of cultures, mainly Dutch,ofcourse Italian and even Czech.
    We are very interested in exchanging traditional cooking. I am no chef by any means but have mixed roots and like to honor my background by cooking traditional dishes as well.
    Our property is quite remote so is a perfect fit for people that would like some time to unwind. It even comes with its own forest, so you can wander around there and maybe even find some truffles. The weather on our property in particular is very calm as we're sheltered by the hills/mountains so the wind and clouds have to go around them. There are quite a few organical farms in the neighbourhood which you could visit to get an idea of their methods and lifestyle. We ourselves are open-minded and free-spirited and mainly go by trial and error. I studied to become a teacher and can help volunteers with their English or Dutch.

  • Arbeit


    We are looking for fun-loving and environmental-friendly people (f/m/x). Our terrain is somewhat dangerous (steep and cliff-like in areas) therefore it is unsuitable for families.
    We are also very much interested in Italian natives to improve our own Italian.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Czech: Gute Kenntnisse
    Italienisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    Accomodation will be provided in-house. A simple breakfast,lunch and dinner will be available. (We do not have time to cook separately for people with food allergies, vegetarians or vegans). If people want to stay more independently they can always bring their own tent. Please note that the (small) bathroom is outdoors and shared. It has (limited) running hot water. We have pets so expect to find a dog hair here or there.
    Even though we are casual smokers ourselves, we only smoke outdoors, as is expected of our volunteers as well.
    Our house (and lifestyle) is very simple and basic.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We basically live in the middle of nowhere. Big cities (such as Alessandria, Savona) are at least an hour away, as is the beach. Public transportation is not readily available (8km to the nearest train station). The nearest (decent) supermarket is 30km away.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is ample space, but not very much of it is level. We have space for 1 (small) campervan on our driveway which can be hooked up to electricity.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have two dogs and two cats, so please be adviced not to bring aggressive pets

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 446627489479

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