Come and help us in a rural adventure with donkeys in the Gombola's valley, Italy!

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 people: Sergio (63), Marisa (61), Francesca (33), Simone (25) and Andrea (23).
    All members of the family works in the farm, each one according to his free time and abilities.
    We are situated into a beautiful little valley far from Modena about 50 km.
    The farm is also an educational farm, where we do educational activities for groups of children, particularly from April to July.
    In the farm we breed donkeys, with whom we do activities for kids, trekking and much more.
    We have also two cows, seven chickens, three rabbits, one dogs and four cats too.
    Around us we have a small vineyard and garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    In your free time you could go to visit the interesting historical places all around; Modena and Bologna are not so far and we are glad to take you there.
    Moreover you can do beautiful walk around our little valley that bring you in very nice and magical places (devil’s bridge, ca ducato, ecc). Life here is relaxed, happy, and peaceful. and we should enjoy every aspect of life.
    We had several volunteers in the past ; two of them spent at least one year with us and one still is part of the family (Andrea).

  • Help

    Help

    We need a few volunteers to help us out at our very special farm during the next months.
    Actually we are working on the renovation and maintenence of the farm.
    Everyday is different, it depends from who is free, the weather forecast, and other several reasons.
    The main works to do are:
    cleaning and tidyng of farm, sorting wood, paint wood fences outside, manage the vegetable garden, renovationing and decorating animal houses.
    In general for us, the best is to choose something that volounteers can do according with individual skills and what they like. It is helpful to have people who can notice things that could be improved and who can do things with their own volition.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in one room with other volunteers in our farmhouse and will be sharing bathroom with our sons. We also have tents available for those who prefer to sleep outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not vegan/vegetarian but it’s not a problem if you are.
    We all eat together as a family and eat home cooked traditional italian food.

    We hope that you too may enjoy a stay and help us with our farming adventures!
    Let us know if you are interested!! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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




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