Hello future Workawayer! We are a family of 5 from Treviglio (Bergamo).
I'm Mummy Betty, a psycologist, my husband Massimo is a baker and our 3 beautiful children are Noelia (10yrs), Giacomo (8yrs) and Martino (6yrs).
As a family, we are passionate about engaging in new experiences and getting to know new people. We want to give our children the opportunity to experience the world and open their minds to diversity through contacts and relationships with people from other nations.
We have already hosted 8 workawayers (big sisters) who helped manage the house (with occasionally cooking and keeping the house in order) and children (picking them up from their sports, organising fun activities etc). In addition to needing help with the kids, we are looking for someone who could help us continue to improve our English by socialising and having fun.
we are homeschooler.
We are self employed, therefore our days are always different and it’s not easy to combine school and family life.
we are part of a reality within which there is a large vegetable garden and helping children. maybe it may interest you.
We offer a long position.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Coming to live with our family (as a big brother or sister) will be a great way to immerse yourself into a different culture, travel and discover new places, try local Italian cuisine and make new friends!
We will need your help when we are at work or sometimes when we are at home, so that we can spend time dedicating ourselves to each one of them.
We would like children to learn English by playing: we need your help to achieve this.
We ask you to be flexible for the various needs we will have during the period you will spend with us. As we are self employed it will be easy to plan the day according to everyone’s needs and to plan your working hours
When we meet via Skype, we can talk about mutual needs and expectations.
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.
We live in an apartment in a small town (Treviglio), well connected to big cities like Milan, Bergamo, Verona and Brescia. You will have your own room and bathroom (optional). We will provide breakfast (help yourself), lunch and dinner for our workawayer with your occasional help in preparation.
According to how we plan our weekly schedule, our workawayer can travel to many beautiful towns within Northern Italy and neighbouring countries in their free time. We recommend that you visit Venetzia, Bologna, Bergamo, Torino, Genova, Verona, Florence and many more smaller towns especially in the mountains. Our workawayer is more than welcome to come on family trips with us. Treviglio has two well connected stations with cheap fares, there are also buses available and we will provide you with a bike or car if you can drive.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week