Help us to bring back to life a historic building under red skies in Liguria, Italy

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Italy

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    01/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    A few years ago I have decided to bring back to life a piece of my past memories: this is a semi abandoned traditional building in the middle of an old village, Tivegna, Liguria: a small village at the border between Tuscany and Liguria.

    The place lends naturally itself to a slower paste, deeper connection with the surrounding environment and everything that comes from it.

    Contemporary ways of renewing a house have little to do with my vision and my budget and I have decided to do it by myself, using local materials, ancient techniques and personal inspiration.

    Travelers interested in learning new skills or sharpening existing ones are welcome to join us and give their contribution to this long time project.

    Friends and people with different stories and backgrounds gravitate around the house and everyone is encouraged to bring and leave something special and personal in this place.

    The building is a work in progress: every day, depending upon weather, personal inspiration and schedule, we work on a part of the project and help is needed in everything that goes from carrying materials to preparing meals. I have already completed different projects and I am glad to teach to interested and motivated individuals what I have learned so far.

    Tivegna is on the top of one the hills surrounding La Spezia and it is connected to the city with buses but it’s not a place easy to reach nor a place for partying, therefore socially obsessed people should abstain from joining.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My circle of friends and myself have a bumber of interests and competences ranging from home and house building to italian traditional literature and knife carving, depending upon your interest, you will be able to join in and give your contribution.

  • Help

    Help

    Travelers interested in learning technical and building skills or sharpening existing ones are welcome to join us and give their contribution to this long time project. We are not professionals and this is not a business, volunters will share a space that will be opened to the community.

    This could be a typical day of the week:
    Breakfast together at 8
    Building activities until 1200
    lunch prepared by anyone in the team
    afternoon is free and we are more than happy to show you around when possible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am interested in brushing up my english and communicate with native speakers in general. Same thing for spanish.I am available to speak my native language (italian) with others.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Independent room with bathroom suitable for a couple or two individuals wanting to share a place. Toilet and small studio. Kitchen and living room are going to be shared and kept in perfect state all times.

    Vegetarian people are welcome even though in the houseold we follow a typical and healthy mediterranean diet. Based on our day to day logistics, we cannot offer a suitable accomodation to a vegan crowd, sorry!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tivegna is on the top of one the hills surrounding La Spezia and it is connected to the city with buses but it’s not a place easy to reach nor a place for partying, therefore socially obsessed people should abstain from joining.

    Busses are available form the old town, but car or bikes are more suitable to get around. The village is ideally placed and connected through a series of astonishing trails leading to Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Alta ViaMonti Liguri etc. Host is available to take helpers in the afternoon to nearby destinations, coming back at night.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wi-Fi connection is available but with medium speed (video connections possible)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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