Farmhouse seeking company & help in the southern Alpine slope, Northern Italy



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    I am a cultural-hybrid who has been traveling since the beginning. I have a 300 year old stone farmhouse that I have been restoring alone, mostly by hand and sustainably following old vernacular techniques and some new stuff. I would like very much to have company, insight, hands to continue the work and to see my house be the kind of wondrous gathering place I think it can be.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am an artist, teacher, prof of communications, philosophy, activism (and other things)... I study sense and sense-making and am developing various teaching practices including: Social Literacies, Continuum Politics and Situation Design. A lot of the experiences at my house are foreign to those of us who have grown up in urban centers. Living here is an ongoing encounter with one's senses, comforts, limits, presumptions and curiosity.

    Working on my house, I have learned a lot about local and vernacular construction (what was sustainable before 'sustainability') and would love to learn from others about architecture, gardening & permaculture, languages (esp: Spanish, Greek & French), culture, art and activism internationally.

    House is full of books, art, tools, things to make, to improvise and find solutions for.
    Near Asolo, Bassano, Padova, Vicenza and Venice on the southern sloe of the Italian Alps below Cima Grappa.

    I love sharing, teaching and working out how to change the world and my long-term plan is to create a center.

    I am especially interested in meeting people who might be interested in long-term friendships and house-sharing.
    Wishes all...

  • Help


    All kinds of projects to be done to restore this
    Varying skill sets from cleaning, electrical, painting, gardening, sewing, computer help -to-carpentry (redo the a flight of stairs), terracing

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Greek: Intermediate

    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


    Stone farmhouse about 20 minutes from trains (Bassano) with bus to just below house. On the side of the Alps under Cima Grappa. About an hour fifteen NW from Venice, 45-1 hour N of Padova & east of Vicenza.

    House is old, primitive, authentic to its origins, otherwise very comfy. Guestroom with queen size bed made of two singles) and attic with multiple bed possibilities, also, a sleep sofa in entrance/office and kitchen/living room.

    Big bathtub (shower parts to install) heated by wood burning water heater, divine but requires some patience.

    Perfect environment for anyone interested in sustainability and vernacular architecture, building, living.

    PS: I have a landline for calls and constant WiFi - i just dont always have enough time to respond to inquiries...
    if you don't hear from me, send a quick reminder! Thank you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Asolo, Bassano, Cima/Monte Grappa, Padova, Vicenza (Palladian Villas), Venice...
    Situated on the southern slope of the Italian Alps twenty minutes from Piave river entrance to the Dolomites,
    Hang-gliding/jumping, climbing, trekking, white-water rafting... Easy to get to Croatia as well.

  • 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

    24/7 Room of ones own Not the fastest but not slow

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Entrance a bit narrow but manageable Don't have any specific outdoor electrical outlet but can run heavy fury extension cord

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    But tricky, a lot of cats hang out here and most are not accustomed to dogs including my own (unfortunately) Should be discussed case by case. Thanks

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    easy & open to many arrangements - usually a few days of projects in exchange for a few days of additional lodging for visiting area (max 25 hours)

Host ref number: 642432345534