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We are a family of 4 (almost 5): Silvia, Claudio, Giorgio Sirio (6) and Arturo (2).
After many years living in Berlin, we started to feel a stronger connection with our roots together with the need of living more in contact with nature.
We've bought a camper and for a couple of years we spent our holidays travelling around Calabria to rediscover our region and getting to know many nice people and families with whom we started new relationships.
Finally in June 2020 we moved back to our hometown Lamezia Terme.
The position is strategic, we live not far from the city but still in the countryside, surrounded by more than 3000sqm of land. Both mountain and sea are reachable within 15-20 minutes by car.
Here we make a veggie garden together with the brother of Silvia, we have fruit and olive trees as well as some chickens, ducks, gooses and 1 dog and 3 cats.
We try to eat as much as possible from the garden and from wild weeds. We try not to use chemicals and we are happy to experiment alternative methods to grow our food naturally. That means that sometimes we find ourselves fighting against slugs or parasites and we ALWAYS struggle with weeds :) We still have much to improve and to learn... and of course we are glad to have some other couple of hands ready to enjoy the land.
We are also in the process of learning as much as possible about long conservation of fruits and vegetables both as jam, bain-marie or drying. We like to bake our own bread and pizza using the natural yeast as long as we have enough time to dedicate. We are also interested in learning about wild plants, and their use either as food, infusion herbs, wellness in its full meaning.
Our kids are at home (that means that we homeschooling!) and we take care of them. We read, have fun with music, play with clay and go out for work/playing.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
FOOD: We are happy to share with you our italian recipes!
LANGUAGE: If you want to learn italian we are glad to help you out with it.
TRAVEL: If you plan to visit the region we can give you hints on locations/events.
GARDEN: We are not expert YET but we are of course happy to share our knowledge about gardening and wild herbs harvesting.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need help with the garden and with little building DIY tasks. In the next months we will prepare the land for the summer garden, we are seeding, pruning and chopping, harvesting.
We would also like to have some help with the house holding that can be laundry, cleaning, cooking, and so on.
We'd love to host people who like to spend time with kids in a creative way. We have no TV and we also try to keep our family as much screen-free as possible :)
We imagine to share our time with you in a flexible way. We can talk together beforehand about our weekly goals and the relative tasks.
This host offers a language exchange
We are always open to learn new languages and we are glad to share our knowledge of Italian with anybody who's interested in it.
We have a spare room, used as a playroom for the kids, there we can arrange a sleeping room for you. Alternatively you can stay in a tent in the garden or park your camper over here (no toilet outside). It depends on needs and availability and we can discuss it in advance with you.
Usually we share our meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and we are happy to discover new recipes and get suggestions. Our diet is mostly vegetarian and we avoid trash food. If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
We can lend you a bike or give you a lift when possible. The city center as well as the seaside/mountains are just a few Km away. If you have a car you can also enjoy visiting the region: since we are in the middle of it, you can easily go around in a reasonable amount of time. City bus service is available in town but it’s not reliable. The train station is not far from us and connects the region very well.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We do work remotely and we use to travel while working, therefore we are glad to host digital nomads. Having a limited internet connection (mobile) you shall use your own.
To be discussed in advance.
To be discussed in advance.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week