Lend a hand around my home in Venice, Italy

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello, I am Damien and my little friendly dog Panda. I am a working man who enjoys many hobbies including skiing, painting, and photography. We live in a large and old house with a large garden. The house is warm in winter and cool in summer and receives all day sun. The house is is registered heritage building built in WWI era. I am doing some renovations.

    We are very close to the bus and vaporetto that goes straight to Venice, but one can either walk or ride a bike to wherever they want to go. The beach is very close and wonderful to enjoy in the summer

    We are a boat ride away from Venice

    The work required will be housework and cleaning to a high standard, gardening, painting and lightweight renovations as required and discussed - mostly painting and preparation for painting, home decoration and organisation

    We have a garden and some weeding may be required, watering and general tidying of the garden

    Preferably work should be done in the morning so that your afternoons are left free to explore

    Keeping the kitchen and bathrooms tidy after we have used then plus cooking is a matter of course as in all households and not part of the work but part of keeping the house running smoothly - The cooking is shared between me and whoever is here and is flexible

    We eat fresh foods available in season plus meat, fish, lots of fruit and vegetables and we have a vegetable garden for the picking plus fruit trees, grapes and berries in season - nothing too fussy

    All food is provided but I do not provide alcohol - I can accommodate vegetarians but not vegans.

    We uphold and are very proud of our European heritage - we care about the environment and try to avoid plastics where possible plus preserve our environment as much as possible

    You will have a double bedroom with a large bed plus a bathroom for your own use

    I cannot accommodate couples

    I am happy to show you around Venice if you want, time permitting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Great opportunity to visit and enjoy the cultural and artistic elements of Venice and it's surroundings. Enjoy the Italian lifestyle. Enjoy beach outings in summer

  • Help


    Gardening & weeding in the garden, sweeping, mowing, pruning, mulching, painting, pruning trees, light building/construction, digging, cleaning the house.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    One bedrooms with double bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have the beach within walking distance nearby for swimming or other beach activities. Venice, Murano and Burano are also close by the on vaporetto. Plenty of cycling.
    Punta Sabbioni is 15 minutes bike ride and treporti is 10 minutes.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good Wifi, creative workspaces.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Friendly dogs are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 318459298122

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