Translator interpreter Lara, and Prof Domenico, live near the beautiful village of Asolo, in Veneto, in the hills.
Since we will be living part time in Venice and the rest of the time in Asolo, we are looking for a skilled helping-hand who can contribute by working using permaculture methods and minor building skills to help us in renovating and for the upkeep of the house, to build a terraced landscape. The person must love being immersed in nature, tending the garden and providing loving care to our ageing animals and putting creative skills into their work.
Communication is very important to us, as well as honesty, transparency and silence.
Because we are often away, the person that decides to come should be rather independent, responsible and able to work on daily chores independently as well as together.
The magic of this place is that it is close to many beautiful towns like Bassano and Castelfranco. but nestled in the woods of the hills of Asolo.
Longer stays are very much appreciated - at least 2 weeks or more - since by the time one gets the hang of things days roll by.
Due to past experience, because we are not a citizenship office, we do not give workaways the chance to change their residency address to move it to Asolo.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
I can teach Italian, some cooking and about wild edibles. In exchange for my intensive schedule I usually take my guest away showing them some lovely spots around the area and, if they wish, integrate them within my circle of friends,.
The work entails spending 4 or 5 hours doing the general rounds of feeding and cleaning the animals, doing some permaculture work planting and preparing the vegetable patch, helping to build a tiny pond, or setting up a food forest and doing general work to keep the garden and house area clean and well groomed.
Work is usually performed form 8 till 11am, and before sunset, from 5 to 6 pm, one last round to feed the goats, dogs hens and cats.
Working independently and responsibly is a MUST, as well as being familiar with basic gardening and permaculture techniques or building skills.
If you feel to be the right person, we'd be happy to take you on and share this bit of our project with you. We would also be happy with someone that decides to stay on longer so that once you get the hang of things so that the routine work becomes much easier.
A separate apartment with a double bed, wood burning stove, kitchenette, bathroom with shower.
NB The laundry area is in common with us so we do intersect in terms of spaces.
Asolo is a littel village in the heart of Veneto, it is 18 km from the bigger towns of Castelfranco Veneto and from Bassano or Montebelluna and near smaller gems like Maser and Valdobbiadene. A car is suggested, but I do have bicycles and there are bus connections.
Plenty of hills to do some hiking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 to 5 hours / 5 days a week