In Canavese area (Piemonte) near the Alps, help with gardening, painting and looking after dogs, Italy

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  • Description


    I am fond of nature, mountains, ski, animals (especially dogs), travels and I love a lot the area where I grew up and live. I live in a single house all for my own, in the countryside, with a beautiful view on the Alps. I like hosting travellers, cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers and nature-lovers.

    My actual house was an abandoned villa in the morainic hills of Agliè, in central Canavese, surrounded by woods and vineyards, non too far from other houses.
    Since the villa was abandoned, it needed and still partially needs to be restored and the garden kept in good conditions. The main works have already been done, but there is still a lot to do.

    I am looking for volunteers to help in gardening, renovating the house, painting, look after the dogs, in exchange for full bed and board.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area is rural, scenic and beautiful, with hills, panoramas, forests and vineyards. Not far from here there are the Alps, with the highest peaks of Europe (Gran Paradiso, 4061 metres, is visible from my house!), a wild national parks, preserved valleys and quiet lakes.
    Torino, the stunning beautiful capital of the former Kingdom of Savoy and recently host city of 2006 Olympic games, is just 1 hour far by bus.

  • Help


    I am looking for volunteers to help in exchange for bed and meals.
    The volunteers will be granted free time and days off.
    There will be "a test period" in the first 4 days, to see if the volunteer is compatible with the works to do.
    The works to do are many and different, from house renovation, reparation, cleaning, painting, gardening, works for flowers and trees, etc. NO cooking.
    If possible, the volunteer will do the kind of job he/she prefers, according to his/her skills.

    Actually there is help ONLY for ONE volunteer per time.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to improve my basic skills in these languages: German, Spanish, French. Curious also to learn a bit of modern Greek.

  • Accommodation


    Villa, in a very small hamlet with no shops and bars, 2 kms from the main village with shops and facilities. Bedroom single or shared, common bathroom, common kitchen.

    I do not host smokers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is at the end af a forest on the hills and it is characterized by the vineyards of the rare and ancient erbaluce white wine. In 1 km there are 3 wine producers, with possibility to visit the cellars and to buy bottles.
    1.5 kms there is the Agliè castle, which is listed in the Unesco world heritage.
    The area is fantastic for mountain bike and road bike, which will find all kind of terrain and roads, from the flat till high mountain roads (the highest pass, reachable in 60 kms, is 2612 metres high !)

    I do not host smokers.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25

Host ref number: 19378336274d

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