Come and help for a non-profit project, to landscape enhancement, and the creation of an arts atelier in Ticino valley, Switzerland

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    03/04/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    *****
    UPDATE MARCH 17th 2020
    Your health and safety are the most important thing.
    Due to the state of emergency COVID-19 and recent government regulations to combat contagion we have had to suspend many of our activities until further notice.
    If, despite the situation, you wish to stay with us during this period, you will be required to comply strictly with the rules of hygiene and social distance.

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    Actually we are looking for workawayer (minimum stay 2 weeks):
    1 workawayer from March 15th to May 8th
    4 workawayer from July to mid November 2020.

    Minimum stay 2 weeks
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    Hello my name is Marco, with other volunteers we work to create a meeting point for our community and the people who visit this region. We are a non-profit association and our donors have given us an old stone house from the 17th century and a beautiful farmhouse in the high mountains with meadows and pine forests to make something new by involving enthusiastic people like you. We need help to renovate the house and the farmhouse but also ideas to develop activities and original proposals. Moreover we like to create a small artistic center that welcomes artists to create a work of art in exchange for a stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us you stay in a beautiful and unspoiled Ticino valley, exploring the surrounding nature, in the peace of mountain life, or spend your time in the sun on maggia river. But if you miss the crowd in less than one hour you can reach Locarno and the lago Maggoire area, Bellinzona with the three Castel or Lugano on Ceresio lake. During sommer many small local events will allow you an authentic contact with the people. If you look for live music between June and August there is a lot live concerts.

    If you like Cinema you cant miss the "International Locarno film Festival" in August.

  • Help

    Help

    We are renovating our house at the village and hut in the mountains and at the same time we are developing our artistic, cultural and recreational offers.

    We are looking for help in different actievities, cleaning, painting, material removal, forest and pasture care and construction of small wooden structures to create a camping place in the mountain.

    If you have good web or marketing skills, you can help us by developing our website (wordpress) or promoting our activities on social media.

    !! IMPORTANT!!
    For some activities, you need sturdy shoes and comfortable seasonal work clothes.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, French, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have completely independent accommodation.
    Depending on the activity, you'll stay:
    in our 17th century house with shared bathroom and kitchen.
    OR
    in the stone hut in the mountains where we live in a simple but confortable way with in a common room with a double bed and two single beds, sharing the kitchen and bathroom. In general, we cook and eat the lunch (italian country style) all together. If you have special needs (vegetarian or vegan), we will try our best to provide the necessary to prepare your dishes. In case you are celiacs we need to discuss in advance your needs to avoid any health issues.

    We pay attention to a healthy and abundant diet with seasonal products taking into account as far as possible all your desires.

    Other foods or products are instead to be purchased at your expense such as:
    chocolate, toffees and sweets, alcohol, personal hygiene and body care products, cosmetics and medicines.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To move around during your free time you can use the public transport that serves the village. You can also use our electric bicycle for small journeys.
    If you have special wishes, we will accompany you by car as much as possible.
    We are already looking for volunteers for 2020 season March-November with minimum stay of 2 weeks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Claudia-Ivan
Workawayer Patrizia and Fernanda
Workawayer Fernanda and Patrizia 1st e-mtb tour to Cevio
Workawayer Mandy Grant with Pamela at Naret Dam
Workawayer "Dream team" Erica, Salomé and Nadav
Cicel
Workawayers Cicel Gabriel and Claudia
Menzonio
Claudia
Mountain view
Lunch looking at Lugano lake with Claudia and Ivan

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