we are a multinational family (Ukrainian and Italian) with a 11-months old baby boy. At home we speak Italian, whereas I speak Russian and Ukrainian to our son.
We both work in the cultural sector - Mauro is a photographer and I'm a curator. Together we run a small publishing house that specializes in photobooks. Many of our books are limited edition and thus require a lot of creativity, manual labour and are made with love. We both work from home, where we have a big studio and a storage for the books.
Both Mauro and I are hosts, he even won a golden key as the best super host (20 times in the row) so we like to meet people from all over the world and some of them become friends over time.
In addition, Mauro plays guitar (home concerts every now and then) and plays pingpong (we have a table at home).
Babysitting and creative play
We are happy to share our knowledge and experience in arts, we provide you with a lovely place to stay in the heart of beautiful Palermo and we'd be happy to help you learning Italian or Russian.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We mostly need help with out little one, who is very smart and active. He likes to play, explore and socialize. He spends a couple of days a week at his grandparents place, but otherwise hangs out with us at home. We would really like if someone plays with him and takes him out for a walk.
Optionally you can help us with the books - assembling, packaging, sewing, etc.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
The apartment is situated in the historical center, it's big and spacious. You will have your own room with double bad, AC, balcony and your own bathroom with bathtub.
Minimum stay - 2 months.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Stable wi-fi connection, work place
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week