Help me start a homestead with the ultimate aim of being self-sufficient in Piedmont, Italy



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    40yr old English male looking to start a homestead on the Piedmont \ Liguria border, North Italy. One to two week stays at a time, ideal for someone passing through the area.

    We are situated close to the E717 motorway from Turin to Savona & the town is a stopping point for many passers through . . .

    All workawayers will be expected to be clean & tidy, leaving any areas they use as they found them (this won’t be classed as hours worked) & courteous / respectful to all other people on site throughout their stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English speaking owner. 25 years in sales, inventory, purchasing & logistics if you need any help in these areas . . . Also basic business / marketing sense if you are looking to start something yourself in the future?

    As for the area, it’s a small village with only 300 residents, a couple of restaurants, bakery, petrol station. We are approx 700 metres above sea level so the air is clean, we are surrounded by trees & tranquility & is perfect for those early morning yoga or chi gung sessions!
    The 450 hectare nature reserve is a must for forgetting the real world for an hour or two & has walking or mountain biking trails.

  • Help


    Looking to erect fences, sand & paint the woodwork, plant trees / fruit bushes, build animal shelters / runs, build a pond to leave to nature, plastic & stone a patio area, build some wooden decking & basically have a good tidy of the surroundings. Also help with shopping & to cook ourselves a hot meal daily . . .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Shared with one other “workawayer” open plan, lounge/diner/bedroom with kitchen & wet room facilities at one end. The house is on its own plot of 1000sq/m surrounded by 80ft fir trees so is shaded & cool.

    We are approx a 200 metre walk to the bakery (8am-8pm), just across from that is a cafe / bar (7am-11pm) which is the hub of activity for the village.
    The restaurant next door to the bar has eat in / terrace, it’s open for lunch & is also a pizzeria in the evening . . .The town also has a cash point & petrol/diesel self serve facility.

    Three meals a day will be provided throughout your stay, 4g reception available on most carriers in the area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Days off: we are within 300 metres of a 450 hectare nature reserve that also has a wolf sanctuary, a bus can be caught to the next larger town (also has train station) & we are approx 40 mins train ride from the beach (Savona) & 1hr 20 mins train to Turin & Genoa.
    In the winter the closest ski resort is about 35km away & has approx 140km of runs from beginner - expert!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space to park your motor home under the shade of 80ft tall fir trees, electric hook up provided, use of toilet & shower also available. . . No work to be done as daily fees can be agreed . . .

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week (per 7 days)

Host ref number: 665283171696