Travel back in time. Recharge by disconnecting. Help to breathe a dying Italian village back to life in Trastanello, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Peter and Annamaria, a married couple from Slovakia, work and live in the UK and in love with Italy.
    We found and bought an old romantic ruin in Liguria in 2016, started a reconstruction and one day we would like to call it a home with a great help of our friends and you, guys. :-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about traditional and eco building technics, how to use local sources and recycle building materials. Peter is a sculptor with building experiences and with knowledge how to build with a low budget. The art studio he built in the UK you could see in George Clarke's show Amazing Spaces - Shed of the year 2016( series3, part 4) on All4 Demand (Chanel4)

    In summer 2016 we invited students of architecture and art from Slovakia to help us to make a green roof on the part of the house. It was a great success and we are continuing with collaboration with university students from Slovakia.
    Enjoy Italian and eastern europian food or even learn how to prepare it.
    Experience simple life in a very small village surrounded by beautiful forest, mountains and rivers but only 15 mins drive from the town and 30 mins from the seaside.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer we are looking for someone who has no problem with physical work outside and inside the house.
    We need help with carrying building materials, basic carpentry and woodwork, wall cleaning, a bit of cooking and work in the kitchen and garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, (little) Italian, Russian and Slovak

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide tents and sleeping bags. At this moment we have a room suitable as a bedroom for those who prefer night inside the house. Hygiene ..dry compost toilet in the garden, shower from solar shower bags or washing in the reservoir near the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nature lovers will have an opportunity to spend their time off walking, hiking or swimming (sea or mountain river).
    As our place is a bit isolated and public transport limited we can offer a lift to the nearby towns or villages over the weekends.
    We provide breakfast, light lunch and a cooked meal in the evening.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

The view from our place in Trastanello
Ancient Roman bridge in Vessalico
Beautiful scenery on the way between Ormea and Nasago
Hidden bridge in the forrest near Trastanello
The reservoir near the house... your outdoor bathroom. Only for hardcore lovers ;-)
A picture from our courtyard.. Elder tree, natural parasol... creates cooling shadow in hot days...
Students of architecture and art from Košice ( Slovakia) in 2016
The entrance to the courtyard
The porch in the courtyard, serving as a summer kitchen
In summer 2016..working on new green roof 1.
Summer 2016... new, green roof :-)
The floor after we dismantled it. The wall made from a straw rope, covered by lime plaster will be restored to original condition..
New floor finished
Chilling in the forest river near Trastanello wit Emil, Stephanie, Alex and Michal
Peter & Annamaria




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