Help with home chores in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    "The secret is not to take care of the butterflies , but take care of the garden , so the butterflies come to you .
    At the end there is not who you were looking for, but who was looking for you."
    I'm taking care from many years of my granny’s house where I live.
    NOW I NEED MOSTLY HELP FROM TIME TO TIME BECAUSE IT’S VERY HOT IN JULY/AUGUST AND WORKING OUTSIDE IS POSSIBLE MOSTLY EARLY MORNING AND AFTER SUNSET : watering plants, weeding, arranging garages and tools, mowing grass, cleaning windows, repairing...

    I CAN OFFER ACCOMODATION and FOOD FOR AROUND ONE WEEK to one wa at a time

    If COUPLES interested: I repaired and furnished a small independent apartment downstairs. This could be available if you’re interested to settle for a while and maybe plant in the vegetable garden. I would ask only to pay for electricity and water consumption in change of help needed as above.


    My home is easily found near Asti:

    - 3km on road to Chivasso and from higway A21 ovest.

    - Bus number 1:from station (piazza Marconi) ENDS at deposit VALBELLA (1 km far from my house walking on the same road).

    - Buses Vigo , place 24 from bus station (direction Castelnuovo Don Bosco) stop in front of my house.
    From Asti you can reach Torino, Milano, Genova in half/one hour.

    i can help you to find timetables online when you're sure to come and tell me from where/when you arrive.
    IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE STATION JUST CALL ME AND I pick you BY CAR.

    Ours is a large house built by my great-grandmother.
    From 1997 year i came back here, the house has changed many inhabitants: at present my sister living next door, Giuseppe the barman of the cafè nearby, neighbours running a didactic farm sharing same yard and my mum living next door. She’s still very active but as well needs help from time to time both in the house and land.
    i escape abroad from time to time working in wa me too or visiting friends.
    I am a host for many years... trying to select people with good energy,



    . I like to show my guests the wonders of our land or to suggest events or concerts (mostly art, poetry and blues)
    I prefer working with music: reggae, hip hop, blues, soul, african, funky, ... IF YOU DON'T LIKE CAN BE ANNOYING

    -I try to reduce consumption of water and electricity.

    - I organized items for swapping. They are available for workawayers as well (clothes, books, bags, tools,..) .
    - i have a bike available but we move quite easily in all directions following paths in meadows and woods

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Explained above

  • Help

    Help

    I’m retired from about a month so my habits are changing a bit.
    My plans are to travel more using Workaway or visiting friends.
    But at the same time I must take care of the house so I will come back from time to time.
    Spending here some weeks and hosting Workawayers.
    The idea is to do as much maintenance as possible when I’m here and the help of a workawayer could be precious.
    Getting older it’s more difficult for me to do heavy works or cleaning deeply and it takes more time. Moreover working together is fun while working alone is a boring task.

    Useful a driving licence .
    Welcome awareness, humour, aesthetic and practical sense.

    I’m improving my relationships with my neighbours who run the didactic farm, with theStaff of bar/restaurant next door, my sister and with my mother living in front.
    Through my example they started understanding Workaway philosophy so workers’ presence is testimonial of its values.

    They don't speak much other languages, but sometimes need help, so good relationships with them are important and we can get friendship, food and gratitude in exchange.

    I offer to workawayers good food mostly vegetarian.

    In the evenings (if we're not too tired) and sometimes in weekends (because i'm a human being and need to stop from time to time ) we could explore together places and events in the surroundings,, listen to music, watch videos, chat, visit friends,...
    Sea, mountains and big towns as Torino, Genova, Milano are 1-2 hours away so visits are possible

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    My son now works abroad and comes home just a few weeks. So his room is available and a private bathroom as well.
    the house is 150 sm so privacy is possible. we share the kitchen, a studio with a double couchbed, a terrace.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In autumn i put thermostats low opening windows in the morning to let the sun in.
    If you need more warmth , better considering other places.

    I eat quite everything . mostly vegetables, pasta, fruit , cereals . I don't like meat but if it comes as present from a friend I accept and share with guests. If you like to drink a glass of red wine, our area has very good ones.
    i'm a smoker. but i do only out of the house.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours 5 days a week

My son’s room
Lounge
Yard from terrace
Bathroom for guests
Terrace
My village from the valley
seven garages like this to repaint as a rainbow
the house from the hill
the kitchen








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