I live in the beautiful and world well-known Lake Como (Italy). The house is 200 steps above the main road and it is reachable only by foot, but once you get there there is an amazing view over the lake. Walking is the best way to get around the area so you can naturally keep fit. The house is located in a rural setting and woods are very close. I am a 58 years old lady.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
The experience is a full immersion in the local way of life. I try to live in a sustainable way, which requires presence and attention. I can introduce the workawayers to meditation, spiritual and yoga practices. There will be of course the chance to learn/improve the Italian language. For those who are interested there is also the opportunity to learn the rich history and art of Northern Italy.
The skills needed are mainly for physical-manual activities outdoors, so a fit and strong person is required. Of course help in the house is also welcome.
An independent room with bathroom is provided, should heating be necessary there is a wood burning stove.
One meal a day is happilly provided for you; food and kitchen facilities are available for you to use for the other meals.
The main attraction is Lake Como which can be visited by boat. There are several nice walks, also starting from my house. For art lovers, the city of Milan is only 50 mins away by train, Lugano (Switzerland) is 30 mins.
The nearest town is Como which offers shops, restaurants, museums, theatre and cinemas. Public transport is available only during the day, so "night life" is really limited.
I'm a Shiatsu therapist, I practise yoga and meditation and I live a quiet life.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week