Come and help us around the property in a beautiful little valley close to Genova, Italy



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 guitar for anyone who wishes to play.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    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 a volunteer:
    help in the garden, cleaning the woods and collecting wood for the winter, taking care of our beautiful donkeys. But especially in spring by organizing the various activities that our association offers to children and families: parties, workshops, excursions.
    We would be happy to accomodate visitors for longer periods (one or two months or more).

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.
    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 271592287774