Be part of our family helping in the B&B and with sustainable projects in the mountains (Fanano), Italy



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    Surrounded by the mountains and the old traditions, the B&B revives the spirit of sharing experiences, through hospitality, discovering, sustainability and enjoying the nature. The heart of the traditional village is melted with the international spirit, to reinvent and extend the traditional idea of community.

    Our B&B is a family business situated in Fanano (MO), part of the "Appennino Tosco-Emiliano" near Bologne and Modena.

    We are family of 4 people, Patrizia is the mum and heart of the B&B, together with the help of the family (Argio, the father, Emilio and Enrico, the sons) and of the neighbour (Caio), the B&B becomes a very colorful and happy place.
    Patrizia is always going to be at the B&B, with the nighbour Caio, the rest of family is passing there sometimes, but Fanano is a big Family and there's always going to be somebody to enjoy the mountains or the village.

    Fanano is a small and very charatcteristic old town with many stone houses, like the B&B. However, in the family there is an open environment. Patrizia is a teacher and former turist guide, Argio a travel agent, Enrico and Emilio did Erasmus as students and Emilio has also been a workwayer last year, then worked in Germany and now is helping for all the summer at the B&B.

    Living in the B&B is also for us as a working holiday, but is always full of pleasures and also the hosts are happy of this atmospshere.

    The B&B is situated in front of a small river and from Fanano there are many possible trekking trails all over the Apennines. In the winter there is the opportunity to ski and in summer to fish (even in front of the house), cycling, camping, discover the little villages all around and live together traditions and nature.

    We have been in Fanano for more than 30 years and now all the town is like a big family, we have many friends of all the ages and there's always the opportunity to enjoy the day and also the night.


    For the SUMMER period:
    After the first year we noticed that for our small B&B the right number of workawayer is 1. We would prefer also a long staying, 3 weeks or more, because to get known everything and enter in harmony with the other people takes time.


    Medium knowledge of Italian is also necessary for interacting with hosts.

    best wishes

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Help


    The type of tasks can be very different, from the daily maintanance of the B&B to developing new projects.

    In the B&B there are just 3 rooms.
    Part of the help required would consists in helping in the room cleaning and ironing (just the bed sheets).

    Other possible works are in the garden of the B&B (with fruit and vegetables) like hoeing, watering the plants and in a holiday house in Fanano like fixing a small yard and reparing windows.

    Moreover sustainable projects will be developed, there is not a precise plan but we are open to new ideas and everybody can contribute. Art and music projects are also welcome. We´d like to make this a complete experience, not just a B&B but a little community.

    I'm working on a small garden to apply the permaculture principles, working for the community and for the environment, enjoying bringing ideas into reality.

    Some of the tasks will be hard but will be always shared with us, therefore everybody has to be ready for everything.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own room with bathroom. The room is next to the garden in front of the river.
    The room has a double bed and a single bed. If there are other workawayers the room will be shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Everybody that shares time and dedication is part of the family and so the workawayer will be. We eat traditional italian food with some special dishes from the region and the fishes of the river in front of the house.
    However also vegetarian and vegan are welcome.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 411313678226