Germana and Franco has 2 kids, Adriano (2009) and Marcello (2012). Germana is graduated in Philosophy and is also a teacher at school, Franco is a Tai Chi teacher and dancer. In the last years we focus mainly on our project: it's a sustainable research project hosting many international workshop in the nature.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for a person loving children, wanting to support us in our daily life: main activity is playing with our children and cleaning the home, helping a little bit gardening and with the hosts. The context where we live it's amazing, we run a retreat center in the country for dance and permaculture projects. So maybe we can ask an hand also in our artistic activity (welcoming host, promotion on internet, different art projects with children...). We are looking for a person hard worker and with a big sense of autonomy, creative and easy in communication.
WE provide a room in a trullo (ancient stone house with funny conical roof, typical of Puglia region) with toilet. From July to september we provide a tent set under a centenary olive three, provide with electricity, with a wonderful view.
We live in "Valle d'Itria", wonderful area full of life, offering a rich calendar of events throughout the year, from big festivals to live concerts, film festivals and art exhibitions. There is a bus stop 15 min. walking from our house, arriving to the closest village of Cisternino and ostuni, linked with all the region by train. There are many beaches and natural reserve joinable by bus. The nature all around the house is fantastic: olive trees, wild herbs, almond and fruit trees, with an incredible view on the valley. The sea is visible on the horizon! We live in harmony with nature. All our lighting, hot water and heating are as energy efficient as possible, and we don’t need air conditioning because our buildings keep themselves cool. All water is captured from the roof and waste is minimised via recycling and composting. On part of the property we use biodynamic and traditional farming methods to grow fruit and vegetables. We host usually also wwoofers, so we are quite use to live with volunteers! During all year there are many artistic activities around us!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week