Help us with our kitchen garden, woods and animals in Orobie mountains, Bergamo - Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Emy and Erica and we are 40 and 33 years old and this is our life project. We thought that a life in a flat near town was convenient, but that something was missing...
    It's a story born by the need to come back to nature contact.
    It's born by the pleasure of falling asleep with the sounds of the woods and waking up with the song of birds, breathing pure air, opening the windows and finding trees, squirrels, birds, silence, in front of us. It's born by the curiosity to discover if the night gifts us the visit of a fox or a badger; the pleasure of picking vegetables from our garden or fruits from our trees and making jam or liquors which have the taste of effort, wait, homemade.
    We have choosen to share with new people our passion for this project.

    Erica works like Graphic Designer in a Web Agency in Bergamo. In her free time she likes dancing and hiking. She also used to work like photographer and if you are interested in, she can teach you the basic knowledges to start shooting with a Reflex Camera.
    Emy works for one of the historic restaurants of Bergamo, he is a soccer coach of 14’s years old guys (If you are interested in, you can attend trainings and matches) and the metal detector is his hobby (you can spend time together haunting treasures!)

    Erica and Emy are also coaches of a disabled soccer team… if you want, you can meet our special players.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are many reasons why you should workaway with us. We know perfectly Bergamo and its province and we are at your disposal for every kind of advice to visit our wonderful land or to visit it also together, if you want. The story and the art of the town and villages, our beautiful mountains, valleys and lakes, the tasty typical dishes and the nature you can find just near our house.

  • Help

    Help

    Depending on the season there are different little works to do. You can choose what you prefer to do depending on your aptitude and your abilities.
    Here some example.

    Spring:
    - Arranging, sowing and taking care of the kitchen garden
    - keeping the green and the woods clean
    - house maintenance (painting, cleaning…)

    Summer:
    - picking vegetables and fruits
    - watering the kitchen garden
    - making jams and liquors with our fruits and vegetables
    - taking care of the kitchen garden
    - keeping the green and the woods clean
    - Cleaning and controlling the water of little swimming pool

    Autumn:
    - collecting leaves for mulch
    - pruning trees
    - cutting and storing wood
    - keeping the green and the woods clean

    Winter:
    - dealing with the fireplace (moving and filling wood, cleaning and general control)
    - cutting and storing wood
    - fertilizing and arranging the kitchen garden

    All the year:
    - feeding animals (dog, cats, hens and soon donkeys), clean their shelters and in general taking care of them
    - houseworking
    - realizing little craft projects


    Timetable:
    The timetable will be decided together week by week depending on the necessity of the period.
    The helping time will be about 25 hours a week with two days off.

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    One rooms and one bathroom are at your exclusive use..
    Depending on the period or the day we could have lunch together or you could have to cook something by yourself. We usually have dinner together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    How to reach us:
    wee live in Berbenno, a little village of Imagna Valley, about 35 minutes far from Bergamo town by car.
    The Caravaggio Orio al Serio International Airport is very near the centre of Bergamo and depending on your arrival time we can come and get 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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