We are a Family of 4 people. Me, Federica (42 years old) Alessandro (44 years old) and 2 children Leonardo (8) and Teresa (6). We live in countryhosue, among the beautiful hills of Chianti Region, in Barberino val d'Elsa (Firenze). I work in tourism and I'm working in a winery in Chianti Classico region and Alessandro works in agriculture. We have flexible working hours.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can learn everyday life and explore our beautiful Region. We can Show you the surroundings, you can learn italian culture and cook italian Food with us, we can teach you italian language.
We are looking for a female (English or even spanish native - but english speaking necessary) for looking after our children. We would like our children can learn some English/spanish words, but the important thing to them is to learn other cultures. You will not be alone with them all the time, but you will be helping our parents who take care of the children and you can help them eventually in the house. Our parents are active and self indipendent, no worries. it will be just an extra help for them.
IMPORTANT: Moreover In the first 2 weeks of July my mother is going alone to seaside with the children, and she will Need some help there. iT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COME HALF JUNE SO WE CAN KNOW EACH OTHER AND THEN GO TO SEASIDE AND HELP her WITH CHILDREN. She rented a house in Versilia, near Forte dei Marmi , so you can enjoy the Tuscan seaside!
You don't Need to speak italian, but a few words is preferably, especially when you are with our parents.. We can also give you some italian lessons, if interested.
you will be staying with our Family, but during the day you may go to our parents 'house with children (10 minutes far)
We are very flexible, it won't be a hard work and we can agree on what you can do while you are here. Any help would be appreciated in the daily routine. No more than 5 hours per day, 5 days per Week, food and accommodation Free, with one or 2 days off in the week. the important Thing is a positive attitude towards children and our life. Even if we don't work we appreciate if you we stay together. We don't live a in town, so you Need to love simple countryside life. No public Transport to the next village (5 km) but we can always drop you there, if necessary.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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you will have a bed and bathroom for yourself in our house in the loft upstairs. Shower is only in the main bathroom dowmnstairs, but you can use it whenever you need. Kitchen is in common
We are positive and open-minded people, We had some workaway experiences last year in Finland and Estonia with our kids and we were so enthusiastic that 2 years ago we decided to host ourselves to share the beauty of our Tuscany and exchange experiences . We had a very nice experience with a workawayer that she came back even last year.
In the surroundings you can see Florence, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Greve in Chianti, horse-ride, nearby, go to the beautiful seaside, attend cooking classes, and much more!
We are in open countryside, so consider that you will live everyday life, but we can always agree on free days, you can come and explore the Region with us or use the public Transportation to visit Florence and Siena. Public Transportation is 7 km from our house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day, 5 days a week maximum