we're an Italian couple Antonio and Lorella ( we speak mainly Italian and little english and spanish- we've been practicing with our daughter friends visiting) :) .
We are based in Lanciano a town in the central region of Italy, called Abruzzo.
We made our dream come true of restoring an old farm house overlooking beautiful hills and the peak of Majella mountain. We're now surrounded by nature and we love it.
We now live alone since our daughter Giorgia (who helped us discover workaway as she used it while travelling) moved to Spain 7 years ago and our son Francesco is a head chef in Switzerland. We have this beautiful house for ourselves.
Lorella ( 60 years old) is working full time Monday to Friday and she is at home at night and during the weekends while Antonio ( 68 years old) is retired and spends most of his time taking care of the big garden, our lovely dog Ira a 7 years old amstaff, super friendly :) and driving around the region by moto.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You'll be able to experience a traditional Italian home with its amazing food and traditions. Abruzzo is an amazing still not exploited Italian region. We are situated within a 15 minute drive to the beach and in just 30 minutes you can be in the mountain. There are many Natural parks, medieval towns and a beautiful coast called " Trabocchi coast".
You'll also be able to learn some Italian ( we speak a little english but we have never had any problems in communication, technology is on our side :) )
The help we're looking for is mostly outside in the garden with general maintenance such as cutting the grass, weeding, pruning small trees and flowers, watering the plants and garden, cutting hedges and any other similar duties.
Additonally some chores inside such as hoovering, dusting, cleaning windows, general everyday things :) nothing crazy.
The hours are flexible and we can talk about it when you'll be here :) most likely you'll have more free time than what you think.
Private room and bathroom with a double bed provided. In terms of food the fridge and cupboards are always full. You can help yourself to breakfast and lunch. Dinner is always eaten together around the table as its the only time everyone is at home.
The house is in the country side, only 3 kms from Lanciano city center.
There is a public bus that stops on the main road with limited hours, and if you don't mind walking it is also possible.
This would be perfect for people with their own transportation, as secure parking is provided, however if you just want to spend some time working in nature and relaxing at home in your off time that is also possible.
Antonio can drive you around by moto and discover together the region, as well as with Lorella at the weekends.
If needed there is also no problem in being driven to the center, bus or train stations.
In Pescara just 45 min away there is an airport with direct flights to many different European capitals, as well as direct buses and tranis to Rome and many other Italian cities. Also in Lanciano there are many direct buses to italian cities north or south.
During the weekends you can discover so many amazing place.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week