Help us on our small-scale organic farm in the Apennine mountains near Parma, Italy



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    We are two friends (Cassie, 28 and Marco, 37) and we have started a small-scale organic dairy farm in the Appenine mountains near Parma, Italy. We have 5 cows and 20 goats, and we transform all the milk produced in our on-site dairy. We also have a flock of 30 laying chickens.
    Our home is in the beautiful Val di Taro, at the foot of Monte Pelpi, and our farmhouse has a spectacular panoramic view across the whole valley. We are at 850 metres above sea level and about 5 km away from the nearest town, Bedonia.
    Farming and cheese-making is very time-consuming, so we are looking for somebody who is willing to help out on the farm.

    As per workaway guidelines: we are not a business and ours is not a business activity.


    Siamo una coppia di giovani (28 e 37 anni), abbiamo appena iniziato una nostra azienda agricola biologica sugli appennini parmensi. Abbiamo 5 vacche e 20 capre, trasformiamo il latte nel nostro caseificio e vendiamo lo yogurt e il formaggio nei mercati che ci sono nei paesi vicini. Abbiamo anche 30 galline da uova. Marco (37) è Italiano, Cassie (28) è Inglese.
    Il nostro lavoro ci porta via tantissimo tempo, quindi cerchiamo qualcuno che ci può dare una mano sopratutto nelle attività agricole.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    We have had experience over the past 5 years hosting volunteers on the various farms we have worked at. We also have a least one volunteer living with us during the warmer months of the year. We try our best to make people who stay with us feel like part of the family, and the social and cultural aspect of volunteering is very important to us. For this reason we ask for people who are interested in integrating with our lifestyle and getting to know us. We are vegetarian but respect the right of volunteers to eat meat if they wish to.

    We are both fluent in Italian and English and are happy to help in any way with can with people who want to learn either of these languages.

  • Help


    Agricultural tasks: Milking (goats by hand, cows by machine), feeding animals, hay-making, helping in the vegetable garden, maintanence of woodland and fields.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom in our farmhouse, with the possibility of a private bathroom.


    Una camera privata in casa, con la possibilità di un bagno privato.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are near the town of Bedonia, a short distance from Borgo val di Taro. We are conveniently located on the border between Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Liguria. This means that popular tourist destinations such as La Spezia, Bologna, and all the main Tuscan cities are a short train journey away. We live in a very beautiful and tranquil valley, which is perfect for anyone who loves to live in a natural setting and enjoys mountain scenery. We are also near Chiavari, a popular seaside destination for tourists.

    We prefer people to stay for a minimum of 1 month. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 521851528216