Come and help around my home and farm in Monale, Italy



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    Hello to all travelers, my name is Raffaele, I live in the country, I deal with raising goats and making cheese.
    My farm is surrounded by greenery in a place called Monale, a small town of about 1000 inhabitants. the village is a 15 minute walk and there are two bars, a pizzeria, a super market and some other shops including the bank, the post office and the pharmacy.
    My main occupation is to take care of the animals and pasture them in good weather, a lot of time is devoted to the production of cheese and its sale in the shops and restaurants of the nearby towns.
    The nearest city is Asti, 15 km away, Alba 40 km Turin 50 km, we are also one hour by train from Milan and Genoa.
    The Asti area is famous for wine , food and truffles.
    I am 50 years old and I have a 13 year old daughter who lives with me only a few days of the week, my parents and my sister with her husband and her daughter live in the farmhouse, everyone has a separate apartment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    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

    The territory and the situation are truly unique, Piedmont is a land rich in traditions and famous for its agri-food specialties, as well as a land where famous wines are produced. Moreover, from the cultural point of view there are many possibilities

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help with household chores, preparing meals, I am open to any type of cuisine and I also consider this a cultural exchange.
    I want to improve my English and I would like to learn the French language.
    Life in the countryside brings solitude, so company and presence alone are much appreciated aids

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Reserved room with a non-exclusive bathroom is available for accommodation.
    Meals are prepared in the kitchen for me and for the traveler who wants to do it. All groceries are available and at my expense.
    We have no limitations on the type of food and cooking, this is also part of cultural exchange, I personally adapt to discovering new foods.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you will be spoiled for choice, as I said we are 15 km from the city of Asti, there is a bus that makes three daily trips, in the nearby town there is a train station with trains to Asti or Turin about every hour. Personally I go to Turin once a week for deliveries and also to Asti.
    If you are a mountain bike lover you can travel for hours immersed in the green and in small characteristic towns with churches and castles.
    I remind you that we are considered a tourist area.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 514987767226