Come and help the Family of Artists around our Art-house in the heart of Italy, Umbria



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    The Art-house is in the heart of Italy, in the region of Umbria, in the beautiful countryside around Marsciano, in the province of Perugia. Many tourist attractions are close by (Assisi, Todi, Lake Trasimeno, and many more). The Art-house is both an art centre and a vacation home. In 2001, ceramist and sculptor Luca and his wife Elisabetta opened this combination art studio and lodgings.
    Luca and Elisabetta have remodelled the complex according to the period of construction (late nineteenth century), and added their personal touch in the interior design by decorating it with art work that shows the care and desire to recreate a new, warm, living space. It's an ideal place to spend a vacation or experience art first hand by taking courses and attending events organized throughout the year. Our corse include a wide range of ceramics techniques and applied arts activities .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Most of the activities take place in the house or in the ceramics studio. In fine weather, there is, also the garden and a swimming pool. Elisabetta and Luca have an 11-year-old son, and they often go on bike rides together. Their son also plays soccer, and they watch his games. Elisabetta manages booking and reception, which could provide a learning opportunity. Elisabetta also studies martial arts and teaches Tai chi chuan to classes, which may or may not be of interest to applicants. Elisabetta organizes local art events. Luca does ceramics, creates sculptures anc teaches ceramics courses. The experience here ould bea n excellent opportunità for exchange in that while learning about art, Italian life and the Italian language, Elisabetta and Luca could improve their English and get help in managing the bed and breakfast.

  • Help


    Help in the garden: cleaning, repairing and fixing, cutting or planting according to the season, building and fixing things in the house according to your skills. Speak English with the couple’s child. Be part of the family for English language practice!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    italiano, english and french

  • Accommodation


    On the second floor with the others, room A for 2 people. Ca.18 sqm, with double baldachin bed and window with a view onto the garden. There is a private bathroom at the end of the hall. Independently controlled heating in winter; ceiling fan in summer. Possible use of a kitchen on the first floor next to common area. The guest could also have meals with Elisabetta and Luca.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A car is necessary for complete freedom of movement, whether to nearby Marsciano or on excursions to nearby art centres, natural attractions or sports events. There are also train or bus links, but arrangements would have to be made with Elisabetta and Luca. The Art-house is near famous cities like Perugia, Assisi or Todi, and Elisabetta frequently goes into town on errands so she could help for small matters. A little shop and bar are a walk or short bike ride away.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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