Help us with family vines and discover Parma and its surroundings, Italy



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  • Description


    Hello friends!

    My name is Elisa (25) and so far I'm more a workawayer than an host.
    I love to meet people from all over the world, hang out with them and enjoy new points of view.
    I'd like better to travel myself, but it's not always possibile, so I took a look around me and I discovered my native place it's a perfect place to host workawayers :D

    I live with my parents and my older brother ( who likes to travel as well: he lived in New Zeland).
    My father it's an audit but he's passionate about working in the countryside.

    We have this property - 20 minutes far from the city- where he's growing a Vineyard for Lambrusco wine.

    The bottles of wines he produces are consumed by the family and given to relatives and friends, we don't sell them.

    This year we planted some new lines of plants and we need to frequently check that these new little plants are growing safe.

    Right now the main problem it's keeping weeds away from the little new plants, so we hope you could help us with that.

    In the property we also have bees (my father it's the beekeeper), free chikens, and an old house - in a very bad state- that needs a complete renovation.

    Sometimes you will also meet my grandfather in the property: he loves to work in the fields as well.

    Even if I'm the only vegetarian in the family, VEGETARIANS are more than welcome!
    We prefer no-smokers workawayers.
    A driving licence could turn out to be useful but it's not a requirement.

    We will try our best to provide a safe environment. You will have your own clean room, the work will be in the nature without anybody around and we will use a car wearing masks to move between the city and the workplace.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Basically I'm just trying to put together my joy of meeting new friends and showing them my city and the surroundings and the need of some help in the countryside.

    My father doesn't speak much english but it's passionate about many things and he loves to share his knowledges of local gastronomic culture, wine and honey making process, etc.
    Of course he can show you how to keep bees if you're interested!

    Your room will be in an apartment close to the centre of Parma.
    Parma it's quite a small city full of historical buildings, parks and good food. Our city got elected "Capital of Culture 2020" but due to Covid19 all the events got postponed to 2021. Anyway, even without events, there are plenty of interesting places around.
    ( An example? We have the world's largest Bambù maze close by -a bit expensive tho-)

    You can easily go around by bike (we will provide you one) or just walking.
    My family loves to welcome travelers and new friends but except me and my brother they don't speak much english, so knowing some italian would be a great plus to make your experience more inclusive.

    Every now and then I'd like to organize day trips by car as I like this kind of activity.
    Parma it's in a strategic location, so we can easily reach many spots!
    Maybe we can go exploring some natural path in Apennines mountains? Or visit one of those beautiful little villages hard to reach without a car? Or maybe the seaside?

    If you think those kind of activities would suit your expectations of your stay in italy, please write us, I'm looking forward meeting you! :D

  • Help


    Beforehand I want to tell you that even if there's always something to do in the property, our first concern will be to not let you work more than 5 hours a day (unless you really want to keep working ahah).
    Anyway it's our first time organizing work for somebody that's not family, so forgive us if we will turn out to be a bit disorganized...


    Even if we started the host project mainly for the vineyard, the tasks are now gradually moving to the house and other various activities related to it.

    The work in the house is basically about moving stuffs and reorganise spaces. I admit is not easy for me to organize this kind of work as implies many small tasks and decisions: that's why I really need to have helpers that are not mere followers of orders but that can contribute to the development of the decisions with some practical attitude and suggestions.

    Other project that MAY have developments while you're here:

    -Vegetable garden
    - Pool
    - Greenhouse

    We accept both male or female helpers.

    If you have some particular skills or knowledge that can be helpful to repair the old house, please tell us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A single room in a shared apartment in the centre of Parma.
    We will provide food for you to cook and sometimes we will eat together.

    In the apartment there's a small dog

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I expect people who will apply to be enthusiastic about sharing part of their free time in company and organizing activities together.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day

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