Sustainable gardening projects in Reggio Emilia, north Italy




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    Ciao! We are a family of three and we live in the countryside!
    We live in the north of Italy, near reggio emilia (20 min from parma and 50 from bologna).
    I am a primary school teacher and my boys are 12 and 15. We want our workaways to be part of the family and enjoy the cultural exchange just like us.
    We have one small cat and a dog.
    ***LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER AT THE MOMENT, preferably a woman, to help me with daily exercises, I am very lazy and need motivation. My kids could join in too!***
    We need to dig out small trees and empty an old shed that needs to be put down. We need to build a small log house in the woods, a hen hut near the house, plant fruit trees and shrubs, start making a vegetable patch. We also need a hedge for our bigger animals, we want to get cows as soon as possible, the shelter for them is nearly ready.
    Experience in carpentry would also be ideal. If you are a couple, I also need help in the house (Floors and dishwashing after meals.)
    Meals always with us.
    You will have your own bedroom, possibly my car, village nearby and forests to walk.
    Wood stove and solar panels.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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. We want our volunteers to be happy and have a great time too. We spend time outdoors, love walking, having friends around and relax in front of the fireplace, I used to be a graphic designer and run an organic tshirt webshop... we are into photography, interior design... wildlife and biodiversity ...... sustainability.

  • Help


    Gardening, Woodwork, repairing, building, washing up, hoovering

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private large bedroom and two bathrooms to share

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are flexible! :-)
    There is local transport and you can use my car if I don't need it.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 a good wifi next to your bedroom. We switch it off at night.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 158532875143