Healthy lifestyle in the nature on the Langhe Roero and Monferrato hills, Piemonte, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are available to host people with a great soul and an open mind to share our dream of creating an unspoiled place, preserving it through culture. We are on the road to food self-sufficiency, we cultivate biodynamic gardens and we have horses.

    Hi! We are Antonio and Luisa with our young children (7 years and 3 years). We are "Neorural": 8 years ago we left the city and put aside ours our professions as Journalist and Pedagogist to grow ourself and our children in the countryside, allowing them to discover nature and benefit from it and completely changing our lifestyle. We are working for food subsistence.

    We love art, literature and music. But not only. We are passionate about old stories and antiques.
    We respect older people and we believe that they are the greatest cultural value.
    We like to converse, in a profitable way, with people and to explore different topics. We are convinced that it is not important to agree, but to welcome and accept oneself and the others, and why not, to question oneself.
    We are part of nature and we live respecting it and taking care of it.

    We live in an ancient and large house that is located above a small and picturesque forest, in the hills. We have the vegetable garden (biodynamic and natural cultivated), fruit trees, many of which are wild, as well as two sweets French horses.
    Our property is located in the countryside on the edge of the historic center of a very nice country, cared for and inhabited by sunny and kind people. It is located in Piemonte, in the hills between Langhe, Roero and Monferrato (the wine area UNESCO): a few km from Asti and Alba (famous also for white truffle).

    There is no traffic and in addition to the church, the bar and the library, there are many streets of dirt for walks and some impressive houses of architectural value to be admired. It is possible to admire castles and old church in the neighboring villages, within walking distance.

    Our days are dynamic and we spend a lot of time in our house-farm, working hard but trying to respect our biological rhythms and above all giving space to the child needs of our children and accompanying them towards a harmonious development aware that we are all an example for them.

    We do everything we can with our hands. We often experiment with "new jobs" and like to learn new techniques.

    We often host friends at home with whom we carry out cultural projects and some related to pedagogy (Waldorf or Libertarian mostly)that we prefer for our children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer the warmth of family, solar and cultural environment, healthy food (from our garden or produced with organic / biodynamic methods) and respect for the whole person.
    We can teach you the Italian language (we are graduates and we have already done it successfully for other travelers) and we would do it with pleasure.
    We can teach you about Waldorf pedagogy, natural cultivation, care of animals, a lifestyle connected with nature and season ritmy.
    And also sharing our knowledge about restoration of paintings or furniture, fundamentals of theater, small manual jobs, children's education, literature, art.
    You can speak English (we also like to improve our language skills) or Italian.
    You will have free time every day to hiking or to practice your hobbies.
    You can take long walks in nature and discover the historical and architectural beauties of the neighboring villages.

  • Help

    Help

    !!!CURRENTLY: in addition to the available positions, we are looking for a person who has experience with HORSES to help us with the taming of the filly!!!

    We are looking for two HAPPY, EASY-GOING, RELIABLE AND POLITE people who obviously love children, nature and animals.

    Due to our guest organization, we are not always able to accept couples.

    - An energetic and strong person who helps Antonio to collaborate in land management and the agricultural / cultural project in a flexible way:
    Daily help with horses.
    Wood cleaning.
    Grass management.
    Fruit harvest.
    Gardening.
    Antique wood restoration.
    Restoration of old paintings and wall frescoes.
    Preparation of the earth for the new vegetable garden (we do 3 cycles).

    - A quiet and sunny person who helps (collaborates) Luisa in managing the home and entertainment for children in a flexible way:
    Children's entertainment with painting, music, outdoor games (we are not looking for a babysitter)
    House cleaning and maintenance
    Vegetable picking for lunch / dinner
    Breakfast preparation
    Conservation of garden products (jams, canned tomatoes).

    If you want to take care of house and some outdoor help, you can: We evaluate proposed!

    We also gladly accept LONG STAY GUESTS, also students.
    For the terms of this, we can speak directly.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be hosted in a large room all for you with private bathroom.

    We offer a vegetarian and dairy-free organic diet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our places are ideal for hiking lovers.
    There are many paths for walking, in nature, through the hills and through typical villages where you can find castles, churches and old houses..

    You can travel by bus to go to: Alba, Asti and "Langhe Roero Monferrato" hills
    You can travel by train to go to: Alessandria, Turin, Milan, Genova, Bologna/Florence

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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