Help promote solidarity economy practices in Florence, Italy



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  • Description


    Ciao! My name is Jason, I live in Florence, Italy, and work in my town and around the world to promote practices of transformative, solidarity economy. Networking and training for those initiatives that are making a difference in their communities, from local organic food production and consumption (such as CSAs - Community Supported Agriculture), to renewable energy collectives, cooperative housing projects, fair trade, ethical finance, alternative media, etc.

    As for my family, I have 2 wonderful kids (13 and 15) who live half of the time in my house. I try to be at home as much as possible and enjoy being with them. We're vegetarian, we love cooking and experimenting, as well as doing art of other crafts. I'm also a yoga and acroyoga instructor and play the clarinet in a street band.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    There is definitely a lot to learn, both on organic agricolture and agroecology, community building, solidarity economy. In town there are several solidarity initiatives we are connected to and if interested the workawayer can take part in meetings and events and learn about other initiatives.
    I would like to improve my language skills in exchange for teaching Italian or English...
    Plus... I'm a yoga and acroyoga instructor, and happy to practice them as well !

  • Help


    The activity is about organising events, communicating on and off line, coordinating activities in the larger Italian and European networks, advocacy and media. In this period, most of the tasks are online, but some meeting and events are possible in presence.

    Graphic design, website development, social media etc. are particularly useful now.

    Moreover, depending on the period, there is direct organising of activities to help growth the solidarity economy community, as well as language help in translating and editing documents (Spanish / French / English) and some assistance with online communication and/or making videos/photos.

    Also some help in the household would be appreciated.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a room in my house, sharing bathroom, kitchen and the rest of the house. I'm vegetarian and like cooking and learning new ways to make good food. No smoking in the house. I have a piano and play clarinet (in a street band) - so music is more than welcomed. The house is just outside Florence center, about 20m by bus and in the countryside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Florence and Tuscany offer so much to see and do. Of course, if you like art and cultural activities (and don't mind the many tourists) it's the place to be... Besides the public transportation, you can also use a bike to go around.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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