Help us with children, dog and gardening in Lombardy, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are an italian family of 4. I'm Marco I'm 47, I'm a chef and an italian cooking teacher in an important school in the north of Italy; I'm very passionate about sailing boat and fishing and trekking and very able to do practical things ( painting, building, repairing...). Alessia is 39 yers old, she is a very sweet mum, and she works as a therapist and swimming teacher with down syndrome children. Her big passions are animals ( donkeys, dogs, cats...) and living in contact with nature and people. She is volunteer in an association which runs programs of Equine Assisted Therapy. Alessia is vegetarian.We have two young boys Tommaso is 6 and Matteo is 10, they are very courius, lively and polite and used to meet new people. We are all very social and open to live new experiences.
    We like to meet new people, socialize, exchange information and skills and we would like learn and improve our English or French,.
    Alessia has lived one year in France so she speaks very well French and basic English, I can speak a basic French and want to learn English.
    We live in Caino, a little village on the hill, 20 minutes away from Brescia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would be happy to help you with your language ability with a lesson once per week . I love cooking, so you may pick up a few traditional recipes and we can cook together.You can learn a lot about Italian cooking from Marco. We can advise you on walks nearby and you may have the opportunity to go to some local events. the historical centre of Brescia is really nice.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    During this.autumn we are looking for someone who can help in the house (clean windows, dusting, hoovering, making laundry, walking the dog, gardening, playing with the children...). We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and hard working volunteers who are able to use their initiative. We are warm and welcoming but short of time! Volunteers will be very welcome to join in with family outings, meals and evenings out.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Little private room in the house with private bathroom. We eat wholesome, mostly vegetarian food. We will provide breakfast items and basics for lunch and you can join us for evening meals with the family if you'd like to or you're welcome to make your own if you want more privacy, or make supper for everyone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please bear in mind that we have two lively children in the house. from the house you can easily join the historical centre of Brescia with bus and garda lake and Idro Lake. in the near of the house start a lot of really easy trekking. Verona and Milano are one hour away by train. time off is free.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 182828653489