We are an italian family, we live in Toscana, in the countryside near Livorno and Pisa. It is a nice and interesting place: many turists come all over the year to visit our region. The sea is near, as well as places of historical and artistic significance, like Firenze and Pisa.
I work as a teacher in a primary school, and my husband works as a surveyor in Livorno. Both our daughters, aged 19 and 15, study foreign languages: Linda learns French, and Claudia German. Both also study Spanish.
Of course some patience is required with teenagers, that sometimes can be a little unpleasant!
Anyway our daughters are usually quite nice, and interested to people. Claudia, the younger, will want to teach you italian at all costs!
We usually prefer healthy food, and if you are vegetarian, vegan or suffer allergies, we can provide meals that can be good for you.
In our opinion spending time with workawayers is a very motivating way to practice languages!
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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My husband and I would like to have cultural exchanges with people from other countries, also to give the opportunity to our two doughters, aged 19 and 15, to practice languages and have friends abroad. I'm a school teacher, I can help you if you are interested in learning italian. We like painting and my husband likes engraving.
We started the Workaway experience because we really enjoy meeting people from different countries and situations, and we think that this is a very effective way to learn!
We ask for spirit of cooperation in the daily management. We would like to start with short experiences (7-10 days)
We usually let workawayers organise their work in autonomy. According with the period, you could be asked to help with the olives harvesting, or with the trees pruning.
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.
The girls will be happy to sleep together during your stay, in order to let you use one of their bedrooms. During the day we could need to enter the room to get something, but we will be respectful of your privacy. Wifi connection is provided.
We like workawayers to share our family life. You'll be expected to make your bed everyday, to keep clean and not to eat upstairs. Thank you!
We live in an old farmhouse, where two other families live, but we are not just neightbours, we are friends and often do things together. From our house to town it is possible to use public transport, but there are many few buses during the day. Having a car is the best way to move to town, however we can manage to take you and pick you up according with our working hours.
For example we can leave you at the train station in Livorno, and from there you can get trains to Pisa (15 minutes), Lucca (40 minutes) and Florence (1 hour); also visiting Livorno can be a nice experience. The seafront of Livorno is amazing, or you can have a walk in the central market and in the town center.
In our free time we will be pleased to go along with you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week