We are located just a few Km from Genova and from the seaside in a beautiful little valley.
A few years ago we created an association where people who enjoy the experience of living with nature.
At first we rebuilt an old house by the river ,cleaned the woods and prepared our vegetable gardens. Then we made many small garden plots where people can grow things for themselves, we keep the mountain trails clean and above all we organize parties, hikes and laboratories that are open to everyone.
During the school holidays we host summer camp for children with the help of our two donkeys.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our house is in an isolated area by a little river , but nevertheless close to the city.
We love our life immersed in nature and are happy to share it with whoever comes here.
We are a family of artisans who love to work and build things with our hands. We often have, together with our garden work and animal care, building projects around our house and yard, and in springtime we often organize workshops where we teach natural tinting of cloth, soap-making and traditional cooking.
We very much enjoy music and have a piano and a guitar for anyone who wishes to play.
There is a lot of chores for us to do so some help is really indispensable, especially in the spring and fall.
The help varies according to the season and the abilities of those who come as volunteers:
help with the gardening, cleaning the woods and gathering the wood for the winter, rebuilding stone walls, mending fences as well as a myriad of other jobs of maintenance and construction. And also organizing the various activities that our association proposes,
We would be happy to accomodate visitors for longer periods (one or two months or more).
We can host up to four volunteers in our two guest houses.
At lunch and dinner we eat together. We usually do the cooking but we require some help in the kitchen, and we are always happy to taste your recipies from other parts of the world!
In your free time it is easy to reach the city or the beaches, or you can simply hike in the woods or swim in the river.
The bus stop is only 15 minutes from our house. In a few minutes you can arrive in Pegli and from there in 20 min. in the city center or on the beach.
in Pegli you can...
Genova is a beautiful and lively city where one can visit the old city center, the museums, and easily find a variety of interesting things to do.
The beaches of the Riviera arevery good and you can visit many traditional villages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week