Come and help our family around our old mansion in Lazio, Italy



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  • Description


    I'm an architect, I practice earth architecture and sustainable construction. I live in this town called Atina, and I'm trying to settle in this old country house, which is to renovate. We just made a sinergic garden, and we 'll have to plant some winter vegetables. Still there's not a true kitchen. Also there's a small local bamboo forest, with which I make some craftworks and light structures. We got some lands nearby, and in November we have olive harvest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

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    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live in a peaceful town located in a less known Italy, discovering the traditions, enjoying the countryside, possibility of walks in the nature, and the surrounding mountains. You can learn about natural building materials, like bamboo construction and earth construction.
    Not far from Roma and Napoli

  • Help


    Agricultural help, mainly gardening and land cleaning; also renovating the house, ( first some woodworks for the roofing system and the windows and doors, then building some light structures in bamboo or wood and earth) to build a compost toilet, choosing and upcycling materials.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Greek: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

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  • Accommodation


    With me, a room in the house. During summer possibility to camp outside. There is not a real kitchen in the house, so cooking is limited.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town is connected by some public bus lines, from Sora and Cassino, two of the biggest town thereabout.
    Very beautiful to see it's the Posta Fibreno Lake, about 15 km away from Atina, and the National Park of Abruzzo, wich are the surrounding mountains. During summertime, all the villages around come alive with a lot of events and Festivals, like theatre Festival, or Literature Festival and Music Festivals, like Atina Jazz, while during low seasons you can enjoy more tranquillity.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 275129634483