Family in Penango, a gorgeous part of Monferrato looking for a hand with some childcare and around the house



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    My Italian husband and I are looking for a helping hand to look after our Benjamin (2yo). We live in a gorgeous part of Monferrato (think rolling hills and Italian wine makers), 1 hr from Turin and 1.5 hrs from Milan and the beach/Genova.

    We're expecting baby #2 in June and are going to need a hand with general housekeeping and childcare. We're fair and friendly people and can offer you your own private room with balcony, experience (if desired) helping out on an authentic family-run vineyard/farm/vege garden (again - if desired), and a hand to get you to places/train stations to get out and see the area. :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn, or brush up on your Italian, experience life in a non-tourist focused part of Italy, eat authentically made food from the region, learn about farm practices, working on the vinyard, enjoy strolling through local markets, talking to the locals (ps no one speaks English and tourists are rare), take a day trip to Milan, Turin, Genova or the beach.

  • Help


    We'll need a hand to look after Ben - our gorgeous 2yo who is... well... like any normal 2yo. ;) While I (mum) look after the new arrival, Ben will need to be given breakfast, changed, teeth brushed and kept an eye on. He wakes between 6:15 and 7:30am. Playgroup should finishes at the end of July, otherwise it goes from 8:30 - 4:30, Monday to Friday.

    He plays pretty independently and occasionally his cousins will come for a few days (they stay next door) so he will play with them. You can come with us on days trips (we try to get out and about when possible) to the beach or mountains or to visit local towns and their various festivals.

    Juggling two kids - I'll need a hand with light housework - we have a cleaner who comes once a week so it will really be stuff like keeping the kitchen/house/bathroom tidy, putting on the odd load of washing and maybe doing a meal now and again if you feel like it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll stay in-house with the family, with a private room and balcony and a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's a bus which runs past our village on its way between Asti and Casale Monferrato. I have already written about being in a non-tourist area, 1 hr from Turin and 1.5 hrs from Genova and Milan. Trains run from Asti to Turin and Genova. The area we live in is dotted with pretty little country towns and the countryside is perfect for walking, hiking and cycling in your time off.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 652247553672