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Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 2 Wochen
Buongiorno a Tuttii!
Please read to the very end what follows: it will make things even more pleasurable and much easier for all of us!
Update February 2023: given our current internal logistics, we particularly favour responsable and skilled individuals and lovely couples experienced with country houses and gardens...
Do please apply if :
-you have been said at least one time more then necessary to be a TIDY person: (no tools left behind, your spaces kept clean and tidy and a steady smile in your eyes...
- you are an enthusiastic camping and outside life fan and have experience with it;
- don't mind sharing your spaces, meals, working times wih people you don't know (yet)
How to apply, please...
"Copy and paste" requests won't be answered. Address us with our actual names in your message and show us that you went through the COMPLETE description and are making a well pondered choice.Tell us why you'd like to stay with us.
Openings are available for positive, adaptive outdoor lovers , with good dexterity and sense of humour.
Accomodation is very frugal : Tent, tiny house, basic kitchen and basic toilet, imagine a sort of domestic camping in the backyard of your house.COME PREPARED FOR SOME RAINY WEATHER, SPLENDID SEASIDE SUNLIGHT and RED SUNSETS!
We seek responsable outdoors lovers with an interest for CARPENTRY ,LANDSCAPING and GARDENING SKILLS, wanting to have their bodies and souls nurtured amongst centennial olive trees and beautiful views above the Gulf of Poets.
Add the "Magic Word" that you will find at the end of this description in the SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL to show us that you have read and are comfortable with the kind of context we offer.
We are hosting during this particular time and it feels really good; it's an even more refreshing time to make new friends and share what we have. We want to offer a safe environment for those who are already with us and the ones joining in and request you take a COVID TEST or Vaccine before your arrival, following all safety practices once you are with us.
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Projects are physical and very rewarding and results are visible on a short term. Everything around you will THANK YOU really loudly. Physical dexterity and a certain kind of manuality, other than those old fashion social skills ( respect your space and others') are a MUST to be accepted in our community.
Add to your lightweight luggage your own inspiration and working skills to connect with this precious and unique place and leave a long term footprint of your creativity.
SELFIE STICKS are banned and will be chopped with a chainsaw. Yes,really.
The view on the Porto Venere bay is stunning and the whole atmosphere very calm and pleasent.
This is our idea to share our home with people ready and willing to embrace our vision, not just a house.
Sparkle our and your interest and curiosity with your existing skills and give us reasons to welcome you with a "Golden Retriever smile (without the drool :O)" on our faces! Check out places and distances on a map to make sure you know where we (and YOU! ) are and the shape of this region without the constant use of a browser... We deeply value and embrace your positive, energetic and enthusiastic contribution to help us protecting and conserving a precious heritage.
Portovenere is a millennial seaside village nestled in an UNESCO protected area and located between the Cinque Terre and the Poets Gulf. We offer an opportunity to live and explore these areas from a different perspective; nothing to do with "doing" the Cinque Terre on a busy day with thousends of people costantly around you...
An ancient house made of stones on the top of the hill outside the village with views on the sea, surrounded by hundreds of olive trees, many dear and interesting friends, a family of donkeys and a few cats.
This is our family of four: Giacomo the loud Italian; Agnès, his more pensive and methodic french partner and their two inquisitive kids, born in Florida during their 11 years spent there.
During your stay, you will meet and work also with other members of the family, who will be glad to share their experiences; our parents live on the same property and are active in maintaining both house and atmosphere.
We constantly crave for pleasant, energetic and trustworthy people, to join us and help maintaining the house and the property surrounding it. The house and the land around it are in need of daily energetic, physical work and affection. We favour people more interested in culture, arts and nature than "selfie clicking" crowds.
Think about your daily use of social media, number of 'posts' and "messages" received and ponder if you need to read futher and apply...please.
COUPLES with experience and a sane interest (and energy ) for landscaping, gardening and general maintanence work are welcome to join us and stay in a small cottage (if available during your stay) with everything needed to make this a memorable stay. Social skills, an interest for a genuine HUMAN INTERACTION and the ability to adapt are a MUST.
International, energetic and mature couples with experience in gardening, landscaping and outside living are a PLUS.
Playing an instrument is considered a PLUS PLUS as we often like to sit outside with friends and neighbours and relax with music and fire.
Being a professional and offering professional help in your branch will be much appreciated, as long as you are willing to LISTEN and see what we want to accomplish.
YES, also young, motivated and respectful individuals are most welcome, knowing that this is NOT a place for hard partying and everything that normally goes with it and a budget is required for your food and transportation.
Both parts will have a few days TRIAL period, meaning that if not more than happy and in line with expectations, we will carry on on separate paths.
Throughout the year a help of flexible 5 hours per day for 5 days a week is needed with different tasks, depending on your skills and what is needed in the house and the garden. The house, the trees and the property in general require continuous loving care. You will be often required to work on some tasks indipendently and on your own, therefore good organizing skills are required.
Now, the ideal profile...
1 Functions WITHOUT his or her smartphone for longer than 5 hours a day for 5 days ;
2 is a proactive and responsable individual that SEES things and anticipates us (yes, surprise us with your skills and ideas) when something needs attention;
3 adapts to different situations ( a rainy day, a lazy day, a very intense day and so on) proposing also projects in line with conditions
4 is able and keen to keep CLEAN AND TIDY at all time the cottage (just outside smoking with no butts around, no international hostel dorm atmosphere with heaps of things around the house, no, non, nein )...
The list could be very long but we are sure you know the drill by now...
You will be able to experience this place and its surroundings and practice your italian, french, english and german, if needed. Spanish is also spoken by part of the family. SILENCE is not spoken but widely understood and generally appreciated.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKunstprojekteSprachpraxisHilfe bei ÖkoprojektenUnterrichtenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche ArbeitenHilfe mit Computer /Internet
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
This is a typical italian family with all its members used to be with and welcome deserving and living people from all over the world. Expect availability, warmth and care commisurated to your EFFORTS , SKILLS and RESPECT for our beloved family and Home.
We have relax searching guests and world discovering kids on the premises: DRUGS and ALCOHOL INTOXICATION will be a reason for the donkeys to kick undesirable guests out (alternatevely the local police ,400 meters away, will do it with all the consequences).
The village, the NAtional Park and its surroundings are incredibly rich of history and traditions and our family has profound roots in this place; if you are willing to blend in, there is plenty to see and learn.
A suggestion: read about these places before you come.
Ah...And the magic word is " OLIVI!"
We firmly believe and enforce the HAPPY CAMPER RULE: places and people should be left behind in a better condition after our stay. This applies also for the place you will be living in that will have to be kept CLEAN and TIDY at all times.
We strive to do it and expect you doing the same.
Lastly (READ TWICE) : coming here and costantly post pictures on social networks of our place, kids, family , you together etc will very much DISPLEASE our donkeys.
If not able to ( just!? ) BE, DO and EXPERIENCE rather than post (and brag), there are thousends of others options.
Better to be clear from the very beginning...
Projekte mit Kindern
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
All skills are appreciated, there is room and need for all your inspirations, but you ARE EXPECTED to be able to use properly a broom and sweep floors willingly,createvely and efficiently ( yes, you have read well).
Removing weeds, buidling walls with rocks, carpentry, plumbing,swimming pool maintanenance are just a few of the skills required and much appreciated...
Most of the help is done outside and we tend to favour MORNING PEOPLE given the nature of the tasks, therefore come with suitable working gear. DO COME with suitable working clothing ( closed shoes, long pants etc, please...and remember that the priority for all is always to work safely (we will provide goggles, gloves, ear protections etc).
Plan to generally start the day with a list of tasks that we have prepared together in advance and then complete the work either by yourself or with our help, depending upon conditions) .
We are glad to welcome you, knowing that this place will naturally draw your best intentions.
Please let us know ahead if you have experience and particular abilities or skills and we will be glad to combine them with some of the ongoing projects.
We are located on a hill that is pretty easy to reach by bus or car from La Spezia and Portovenere, but the house is FULL of steps everywhere, therefore good dexterity and practical skills are a must.
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Italian, french , english , german and spanish are spoken fluently on the premises depending on the time of your arrival. I f you are willing to improve your language skills, there will be for sure a chance to do it!
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO KEEP THE COTTAGES and the living areas assigned CLEAN AND TIDY AT ALL TIMES, this is part of your daily work outside the working time. Therefore APPLY JUST if you are sure to be able to adapt to this rule because it's something that you would do anywhere.
A COTTAGE (IF available at the time of your stay) with bathroom depending upon availability.
A TENT in the garden:
Starting from March to October , most of the cottages are rented out and you will have at your disposal an area with toilet and outside kitchen that you can use and care for and keep in fabolous condition, just like yourself...
A VAN in our parking lot with a view:
If you are with your Van and are a Respectful and CLEAN Nomad, we will be glad to have you parking inside the property and use an outside toilet and kitchen.
Bicycles and Kayaks are available if you want . We welcome couples as there is place for two adults and RESPONSIBLE kids used to be outside or inside and NOT constantly glued to a screen or device ( there is work also for the little ones with our cats and donkeys). We expect kids to take part to the chores. Yes. Kids will also be able to help and play and learn outside and play and practice languages with ours.
READ WELL THIS:
When possible, you will share meals with us (we are NOT vegetarians,vegans,crudists etc ) although good food is pretty cheap here and you will be able and required to get and buy the groceries you prefer.
CONSIDER A BUDGET FOR YOUR STAY:
Count and PLAN on eating and buying food by yourself , in the cottage there is plenty of space to cook and experiment depending upon seasons.
During working days and hours when we work together, meals will be mostly served and shared with us.
Was noch ...
Portovenere (check it out on a map) , is about a hour or so from most of the most visited places in Italy (and the Planet !?)
There are buses and trains from La Spezia to Portovenere , about 12 km away, MAKE SURE TO BUY A CODE 03 BUS TICKET before you board the bus and validate it to avoid very expensive fines!!! The closest airport is Pisa, about 90 km away from La Spezia Centrale Train Station.
From the house you can start directly your hike to some of the most beautiful trails that will take you to the Cinque Terre,the Palmaria Island and the entire Gulf ( Genova , Pisa, Firenze, Milano are all in about 2 hours trip radius)
We have many friends living in sorrounding places and will invite you to meet them while you stay here.
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
WORK SPACE IS COSY BUT BASIC NO A/C IN THE SUMMER FIRE STOVE IN THE WINTER ASTONISHING VIEW ALL YEAR ROUND , LIFE MEMORIES INCLUDED IN THE BASKET.
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
PRIVATE PARKING AND TOILET AVAILABLE. READ WELL PROFILE. NO JUNK VANS / NO JUNK LIVES/ TIDINESS TOP PRIORITY.
Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen
IMPORTANT: OK DOGS IF THEY ARE TRAINED AND ACT FOLLOWING OWNER INSTRUCTIONS. NO POOP LEFT AROUND. NO DOGS INSIDE HOUSE ( following people might be allergic). NO DOG OBSESSED OWNERS WHO HAVE CENTERED THEIR LIVES AROUND AN ANIMAL.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
You start the day looking at the sea with the island of Palmaria on the horizon, the sun rises
The words are of gratitude and love for
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
You start the day looking at the sea with the island of Palmaria on the horizon, the sun rises
The words are of gratitude and love for
We have shared with many peaceful and precious moments of laughs, conversation, singing and sheer appreciation of how a family can lead an interesting and frugal way of exploring and traveling. Kate and Viktor are very well organized parents of beautiful children and, despite the number
Nel posto abitano i genitori di Giacomo,
Consigliamo a chiunque di ospitare questi ragazzi che si muovono in compagnia di Manuel, il suo e' a parte, e di farsi sorprendere dalla loro
To say some things: everything based on give and recive. you have to work and keep the place clean. there are some rules you have to respect. if not, it isn't the right place for you. mostly at the place are many other workawayers, so you need to be able to live in a group. everybody
I have a great time there with Giacomo and his family.
La Spezia and Portovenere are beautiful places to explore!
We enjoyed repairing things, going fishing, painting, gardening, taking care of the animals.
This family knows hospitality! You’ll be lucky to experience life at Portovenere.
The work is done in good mood and under the sun of Italy ☀
I keep a
With Giacomo there is always something to laugh about, develop ideas and have a good and interesting time. The family is very warm, respectful and attentive. It is important to them that
You are warmly awaited to come back and stay longer if you wish. We would reccomend Tomas to anyone who wishes to have a serious and trustworthy help and support with a wide experience and capability to work independently and with a
Thank you for a great time in Porto Venere. I was very happy to help you in your garden and the house. I really appreciate that you trusted me, to do the job in my way and I'm glad and happy that you like it.
I was very lucky to met there another amazing, interesting and lovely people, which made my life more happier.
Thanks a lot again to you two for your dedication and enthusiasm, it's a rare and
We have all appreciated his ability and curiosity to connect with different kind of crowds and take care of different projects with enthusiasm, respect and a special personal touch.
A big hug
Thank you Giacomo, Agnes and the whole family for hosting me for the last 3 weeks. I really enjoyed it.
The work was mainly watering the yards, general maintance, working with olives, picking up dead leafs, cleaning a couple of little houses and feeding the donkeys.
The place is amazing, maybe one of the best
Unfortunately, we only saw Giacomo for a short time of our stay because he had to leave Porto Venere for his job. We would have loved to get to know him better- he was such an open-minded, kind & especially
Once more, as well explained in the profile, this is not a place and a situation for everybody and we are proud of everyone of our guests that. on the top
The first few days were a bit uncomfortable for us, because we had to get some special replament parts for our bike, but Giacomo expected us to independently start working. We had wished for a little bit more patience in that situation. After we had ordered our parts and found our place in the
Te ayudan en lo que necesites.
El lugar es muy bonito, lleno de naturaleza y los trabajos a realizar super amenos.
Me sentí como en casa!!
Lo super recomiendo!!!!
Muchas gracias Giacomo y familia :)
Giacomo is a great worker and easy to communicate with and his family and his parents (Michele and Luisa) are really friendly and talkative.
The property is really well organised and quite big but you can decide with Giacomo the type and the time of work and you will surely have some hours
Dopo essere stato in numerosi workaway (più di 10), Giacomo e la sua famiglia mi hanno lasciato un ricordo di una bellezza incancellabile. Non dimenticherò arrivare a Portovenere con il ginocchio malandato (volli salire in bicicletta per le Cinque Terre in un giorno solo come un
tasks were various and always completed with good spirits and a big smile. we would be glad to welcome you and your family again soon, thanks a lot again for
Giacomo and his family made us feel like home and they are so welcoming! They live in one of the most beautiful place and the property is a nature lover’s paradise ! Lemon and orange trees, olive trees everywhere and the two cutest donkeys you could find! His
About the work, well it was a lot of fun too. Giacomo comes up with a lot of
Avevamo pensato di fermarci per quindici giorni , ma siamo andati via dopo un mese e mezzo.
Giacomo e Agnès ci hanno chiesto di fermarci e noi abbiamo accettato molto volentieri .
Abbiamo svolto svariati lavori e
The work was pretty easy and fair. We enjoyed
The work is varied and fun and you are encouraged to work on what you enjoy.
The 3 porcelli cottage is just perfect with beautiful views over the bay.
The concept advocated by Workaway of welcoming a volunteer and greeting a friend prior to his departure has bloomed with this encounter and we are all very fond of this.
Both Henry and Rose have
Giacomo is a very cool, funny and energic person, always with some ideas and projects in his mind!
Giacomo´s parents were also so generous and kind with me, always caring that i would feel right and had everything i need.