Looking for cultural exchange and help with our family and projects in a tiny village along the river Tagliamento, not far from Pordenone, in NE Italy

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Italy

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    09/09/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! We are a family of 5, a 5yo son, our almost 2yo twins, my husband Carlo and I, Linda. We live in a tiny village along the river Tagliamento, not far from Pordenone, in NE Italy. We lived abroad for a few years (Australia, Uk, Tenerife) and gathered many different experiences. Now, we are in the process of renovating our house and starting a side business growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, so no travelling for now, but we do miss the cultural exchange! So for this reason, as well as for some help with either our projects or the kids/house, we are looking for some lovely folks to come and stay with us! Our area has a lot to offer whether you are into culture, nature or sports. 10mins from our home is the world famous school of Mosaic of Spilimbergo, where you can take short courses during the summer. We are implementing principles of Montessori in our home and there are a lot of opportunities to learn about this educational method in the area. We can help with your Italian, we can try our hands at fermenting foods together (btw we are mostly vegetarian but can cater to all needs), we have bikes you can use and lots of tips for places worth exploring. We used to rock climb, we are a tad busy for that these days, but we can squeeze in a climbing trip or two if needed 😉 Any questions, just ask! 😊

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Italian language, cooking and culture, even specific to our region if you like. Sustainable practices (we are not perfect but are trying to improve! ), Montessori education, all about mushrooms, guitar/ukulele and probably much more I cannot think of right now 😅

  • Help

    Help

    The type of help is so variedthat I'm sure whatever skill you have can probably meet our needs! It could be help with the house chores or child minding, or outside in our garden (veges) or mushroom farming, or with the house renovations. There might be the chance of travelling with us for short weekends around Italy when we go teach our courses, to help with kids and logistics. Or we could use help with our website, if you have good IT skills...or perhaps you enjoy cooking? Let's chat and see what we can do together 😊

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish, some German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will either be staying in a bedroom in our home, where bathroom facilities are shared, or in another small little house in the village close by (the place gets rented out at times, but would suit, say, a whole family). Meals are italian style, but mainly vegetarian and with some foreign influences too. if you are happy to share your favourite recipes with us, we won't complain! We are always happy to show you how to make some staple Italian dishes.
    Wifi is available btw!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are coaches that c a n take you to the closest main cities like Udine and Pordenone, as well as some smaller but cute villages. The train station with direct trains to Venice and Trieste is also 10mins from home. We can give you a lift to places when we can and there's bikes available.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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