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My name is Elisa (26) 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.
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.
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.
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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Basically I'm just trying to put together my joy of meeting new friends and showing them around 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.
Parma it's quite a small city full of historical buildings, parks and good food. Our city got elected "Italian Capital of Culture 2020".
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 these activities.
Maybe we can go exploring some natural trails in Apennines mountains? Or visit some little villages? Or maybe the seaside?
I'm looking for ENTHUSIASTIC, PRACTICAL and SELF RELIANT helpers.
Even if we started the host project mainly for the vineyard, the tasks are now gradually moving to the house and other activities related.
The work in the house is basically about moving stuffs and reorganise spaces. I admit it's not easy for me to organize this work as it implies many small tasks and decisions: that's why I really need to have helpers 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:
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!
This host offers a language exchange
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A single room in a shared apartment in the centre of Parma (it's not the same house where me and my family live).
We will provide food for you to cook and sometimes we will eat together.
I expect people who will apply to be enthusiastic about sharing part of their free time in company and organizing activities together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day
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