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DIY on our farm in Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    ***Couple (from Argentina) looking for citizenship welcome!***
    Ciao! We are a family of three and we just moved to the countryside!
    We live on the hills of northern Italy, near Reggio Emilia (45 min from Parma and 1,5 h from Bologna) in a secluded place very close to "Castello di Canossa".
    I am a primary school teacher and my boys are 15 and 17. We want our Workaways to be part of the family and enjoy the cultural exchange just like us.
    We have one cat and some chickens for now.
    The house has just been restored and needs a lot work both inside and outside.

    JOBS you can choose from:
    - Veggie patch to be organised
    - Restore the chicken house.
    - Plenty of wood work with two doors, 1 top for the laundry and one top for the bathroom basin.
    - Plant shrubs and trees around the house for shade and wildlife.
    - build a pond from scratch, my boys have some experience.
    - Tidy up and organise the workshop, we want to divide tools and put up a "tool wall" with all screws, hammers, etc...
    - build a shed against the house and a concrete outdoor kitchen next to the pizza oven outside.
    - build a 6x6m wooden platform in the woods and put a bell tent.

    My son makes bird feeders and bird boxes. If you are a couple, I also need help in the house (Floors and cleaning kitchen after meals only) There's plenty to choose from. We try to live sustainably and help wildlife and biodiversity around us.
    Meals always with us and vegetarian.
    We forage for food whenever possible and I use lots of wild herbs in the spring.

    You will have a bedroom of your own detatched from the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in Valdenza, there are lots of things to see and explore, depending on what you like. Nature and lots of history, good food.
    We want our volunteers to be happy and have a great time too. We spend time outdoors, love walking, having friends around, I used to be a graphic designer and run an organic tshirt webshop... we are into photography, interior design... wildlife and biodiversity ...... sustainability. My boys love fishing and bushcraft, they have a good knowledge of wildlife and hunting skills. Vico is building a den in the woods and loves birdwatching, Tommi is more practical and loves building things and repairing. He wants more chickens so we can have eggs and meat from time to time. They also want to set up a truffle forest with micorised oaks, hazelnut trees and hornbeam. There are truffles already here in the area and it's a good spot for this kid of cultivation.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for: Electricians, builders in general, gardeners, woodworkers, repairers.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a bedroom of your own detatched from the house. Bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are flexible! :-)
    There is local transport. Plenty of walks, cycling, swimming in the summer.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have good wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have room for campervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We can discuss this.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 158532875143

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