Come and help us on an organic little farm in the woods near Biella, Italy



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  • Description


    Ciao! we are Miki (1961) and my wife Hannah (1993, Belgian).
    We live in an old farm into the woods, 700 mt of altitude, at the feet of the Alps, with the town of Biella only 10 Km far.
    I have a daughter (1989) who lives in Roma, and 2 sons (1998 and 2000). For 30 years long I have been a biological goat farmer and high quality cheese producer.
    At the moment here there are only 10 goats, together with chickens, dogs and cats, a usually rich garden and fruit plants.
    Actually we are rearranging the house and the property land to create a welcoming place filled with harmony and joy, in order to open as a B&B as soon as possible.
    We love good music, conversation, cultural exchanges, good food and cooking, work together, silence...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    you will have the opportunity to breath a lovely, peaceful place, a welcoming family and you will learn about organic farming and gardening, cheese and jams making, a way of life more than possible out of the business one.

  • Help


    We need help reorganizing the house, farming, gardening and making jams, cleaning the land, making woods for winter, and around everyday's life like cooking and cleaning. We like good company and animals' friends.
    We are not slavers, so we can plan together, person by person, according to both's necessities and interesses, the rhythms of the activities.
    We can't host more than one person a time. We prefer long periods of permanence, only 1 or 2 weeks are just enough to breath this place, much better 1 month or more.

    thank you!!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We live in this old farm with wood heating, simple food and simple life, cooking and having food together.
    Wi-fi, bathroom and washing machine.
    Indipendent accomodation in a room.
    I smoke but I don't do it into the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Well, the land around here is very nice, and we are surronded by beautiful mountains, including the Monte Rosa, where you can take pleasure walking.
    Biella is a small, pretty and hospitable town that doesn't offer too much.
    Milano or Torino are easily reachable in a little more than 1 hour by train from Biella.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 2 free days a week

Host ref number: 541925838973