I’m French, my husband is Italian. We have 3 sons : the first one studies astronomy, the second medicine and the third is finishing the first year of biomedical engineering and plays very well the piano. The two olders sons are not often at home during the school time.
We live in a big house in the north of Italy at Cellatica near Brescia.
I’m a ceramicist and my husband teaches electronic in high school.
We love nature, mountains, lake, bikes (we use it a lot). I like gardening and we have a big vegetable garden which would like to become community and social in the next future.
In our family, for 20 years we have hosted women with a difficult situation (sometimes with children) for a short or a long time. It’s a voluntary service done with Caritas of Brescia. At the moment, one woman (she has a eight years old child, a three years old child and a baby), my healthy 90 years old mother in law lives and my quiet French father (87 years old) are with us.
We have had a lot of very good experiences with Workaway over the past for years. Woman and male workawayers interested in family life, gardening or cooking too can find a place among us.
We would like to host and share our daily lives with someone whose mother tongue is English (but others are welcome as well) because my sons and I need or like the English language. We try to be a big family sharing meals, housework, gardening, childcare, talking with Grandparents and outdoor activities like cycling, walking and obviously the good moments of family life!
We want you to feel comfortable with the work that you do, so if you just communicate with us what you like, we are flexible.
We are active members with other hosting websites. In some years we have seen people from every part of world ! Wonderful.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You may experience an Italian/French family experience, a feeling of living in community, village life, help with ideas for travel in northern Italy, healthy home-cooked vegetarian meals (mostly), a close knit family life, and peaceful atmosphere.
The exchange we would like is not complicated : share our life (cooking, gardening, pottery if you want and spending time with all of us ) speak English with me and my sons or speak Italian with our grandma or listen to her and French with my father. We can teach too some Italian or French.
Italian, French, English and a little Polish
The volunteer will have his own bedroom. We can be a lot of people at home (up to 10) so the bathrooms are shared.
We live in a little village (4500 inhabitants) and it’s easy to reach to Brescia with the bus (25 minutes), and you can walk 10 minutes to bus stop easily in a safe village atmosphere. Milan is 1.5 hours away and the lakes are 20-30 minutes away. We have bikes for all too, so that you have the freedom to bike to the bus stop or somewhere else and back on your own schedule. When we have guests, it’s for us an opportunity to visit or do something together sometimes as well. There are the lakes, the mountains, cities like Brescia, Bergamo and even Venice nearby to explore.
The nearest airport is Bergamo or Milan, depending on where you are coming from.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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