Join us for family life and cultural exchange in Canonica d'Adda, between Milano and Bergamo, Italy

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Italy

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    11/08/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    hello, I am a single mom living in the countryside with my nearly 12 year old ‘grumpy’ son Dodo (Edoardo) and our four birman cats. I am a cat breeder (the breed is Sacred Cat of Burma) so the number may vary if kittens are around. We have a garden and a little kitchen garden, by the river Adda. We live in Canonica d'Adda, 30km est Milan where I work in mktg and sales (biotechnology field). Canonica is a small village but all facilities are there: pharmacy, supermarket, library, gym, restaurant, pizzeria and so on. Milan and Bergamo are reachable by public transportation, and Treviglio train station too. We like to cook, also veggie menue, to do outside activity like walking and cycling, we organize parties at home and often visit friends. My family lives nearby. Dodo is quite independent, he speaks basic english and french and correct italian, he now understands spanish too thanks to the workaway experience. My cats are very gentle and my boyfriend, who lives nearby, also speaks fluent english. Feel free to ask any question! Roberta & Dodo

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we can share our passion for italian food and culture, and teach you some italian of course, there are also italian classes for foreigners at walking distance october to may (last year the fee was just 10€). our house is filled with books (IT EN FR). we can teach cooking and cat ethology. we have been travelling quite a lot and we have a good knowledge of different cultures and approaches to daily life. please note that during summer time we normally do not spend much time at home, we may therefore not stay as many days together as in the different seasons of the year. school in italy is closed mid june to mid sept.

  • Help

    Help

    We need a little help with daily activities, meals for my son when I am not home, taking care of cats and the house like a family member. you may do gardening too in spring or summer if you like to relax outside.
    It is very important for us that our guests can independently manage and respect the house, be eco-friendly (no useless waste of water, light, etc) and very careful with the cats as they are not allowed outside.
    In order to avoid communication issues, please apply if you are fluent in English, French or Spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    private room and bathroom, kitchen and living room shared with us.
    the house is on three floors plus garden (basement n two upper floors).
    wifi and bicycle available, smart tv (we do not watch tv but it is there), ps4.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there are several activities ongoing in the villages on the Adda river or you can move to Milan, Bergamo or even farther towns you may reach by train.
    the area is very interesting for historical and natural reasons (Crespi and Venetian walls of bergamo are Unesco site, Leonardo sites, early '900 power plants, ...). there are many paths for walking, running or cycling along the river nearby.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Cats should be taken care of off duty too, if we are not at home.

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