An old couple of houses, (both on the water, a foundry and a mill) with a new family needs you!
We need practical, able to work with hands, sensible, creative people.
We offer a true place with centuries of glorious past, good food prepared with passion, nature and a real project for passionate.
We are surrounded by woods and creeks in a natural park (UNESCO Beigua Geopark), one hour from the sea of Liguria.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
if you like or love:
perceive another time or absence of time dimension compared to what normally is called civilization..
a superb quality of environment around you
creeks, woods, rocks
breathe the perfumes of nature and super clean air
develop a sense of connection with yourself
a real 4 season perceiving cycle, from sun to clouds, to fog, to rain, to snow
pure water to drink from the source
eat well (we are for a quality food, omnivorous and for what is possible hand made food, starting from very good ingredients)
THIS is place for you!
We are a couple of enthusiastic that try to stay away from the mainstream.
We look for independent people that wants to join with us in this adventure.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Ciao! We are: Renata, Roberto, and little Dario 3 year and a half, Giulio, 1year.
Renata from Czech Republic, after 15 years of Italy, an italian..
A creative and independent soul, a lot of experiences in tourism, travels, photography, natural talent for pr, a really self made woman..
Roberto, from Italy, outsider and creative from the beginning.. art, nature, sound, massage and and good in use of hands.
Dario, our actual creation..
We are moving in this "new" historical house, an old iron foundry, on a little creek in ligurian inland.
We want to establish here, a project of transformation of this old and marvelous house into an eco friendly accommodation place, a place where people can really stay in peace for a while, not only a guest house or something like that, a place surrounded by beauty of Nature, where is possible to Be.
Just to be precise and transparent as possible:
the place is in the hills, 600 m. high, 1h from the sea, in the woods.
Small villages around, one, two shops, one mini market around here.
For reach a human civilization or multiple solitude called city..)) Ovada is a small one, 30 min. driving; Genoa a medium one (for Italy), 1h drive.
Let's say that here car is quite useful, we'll see what possible to do borrowing one from us.
Winter here is not North Pole, but snow, rain and fog is possible easily for days.
On the other hand if you like an immersive atmosphere, this is perfect.
We think the cooperation like a form of mutual learning, sharing and considering the most important place is the project itself.
As we are not a wealthy family we now offer a kind of au pair stay, not possibile in any other way at the moment.
Ten minutes far from the foundry another old house, an ancient mill that has to be restored is another part of the project that now is working like a creative form of accommodation.
We need a bit of help for many aspects, like:
cutting grass and chop wood
stone, wood carpentry works
take care of a little baby 1h& half
general country works
We need practical, respectful, active, healthy (in the body-mind-soul), clever people, better with a minimum of experience in using tools like chainsaw or brush cutter, hammer, nails and so on.. General countryside works.
Your hands will be dirty and sometimes could be hard compared with sitting in front of a monitor.. But we think is better.
If without experience, no problem. As we ask for real help, is enough the capacity of listening-watching for learning.
For sure if you want we can speak italian, while we improve our english or french.
According to our future choices and needs:
an indipendent flat with two rooms for the guests, that can host 2 couples or 2 single travelers, or a room (the one with more privacy) for guests with us.
Sometimes if the stay is long, we think better to eat separately, for yours and our private life, we think that once a day is enough or at least we consider this hypothesis.
In your free time (we need you for 5h a day, if you want give us more time then we'll find an agreement).
We are not wealthy now, so money payments are quite difficult for your help now.
You can do your activities, anyway. Keeping in mind that you are not in a city but in the hills.
We are far 5km from the first bus stop to Genoa (2-3 times per day), 1h for reach the city, with his historical centre and monuments.
By car: 1h for reach the sea or the coast line, Varazze, 1h30 for reach Portofino promontory, 2h for Cinque Terre.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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