Help in a small ancient hamlet farm in Piacenza high hills, Emilia, Italy




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    I'm actually in a little emergency , situation ( houseband is getting out hospital after moto accident) SO Looking for a TRUSTABLE person or Couple with experience and responsability to GIVE AN HELPING HAND ASAP and make 1 week of house and pet sitting ( 12/19 SEPTEMBRE)
    Little Stone cottage With bathroom and kitchen Just for you
    After a short trial périod. we can agree on a contribution to your costs ;)

    Ciao travellers, cheerful, fanciful and indipendent people, woud you like to help us taking care of animals ( 2 horses, 1 donkey, 4 dogs, 2 cats) and whatsoever, in a small farm in Piacenza high Hills - Emilia -- IT

    COUPLES are preferred
    AT THE MOMENT we need help for minimum 2 WEEKs and maybe more with:
    -Bring wood home from the forest
    +Gardening and weeding
    (grass cut weeding or trimmer if you are able !!?? :DDD)
    swimmingpool (foreground) cleaning and maintenance
    -Cooking ( not for turists)
    , SUMMER
    -b&b (entertainment, cleaning common spaces and pool, gardening,

    (Actors and musiciens very welcome IN SUMMER) not now


    It can happen, (but it is not the normal situation) that Some friends or volunteers live with us for long or short periods, so, in those occasions, we area sort of little family/community.

    Normally we prefer helpers with experience, even better handymen, handywomen, skilled in carpentery, buildings, electric, vegetable garden, kitchen or so on .
    In any case we expect from you a real mental health, reliability, maturity and Independence and sharing will.
    ATTENTION: If you are too picky, not real nature lover, not a bit wild in your soul, NOT adaptable and brave, if you are escaping from yourself, this is not the place for you!!
    We are living in a small Ancient hamlet in a panoramic position at an altitude of 750 mt in Piacenza (Emilia Romagna) high hills, not far from interesting artistic sites, in peace and silence.

    In every period Need help 4/5 hours a day for 5 days a week, but eventually the volunteers help as long as they feel like. I'm flexible and wish you have plenty of time for yourself.
    If you like cooking for everybody you are always welcome! Sometimes you will arrange your own with autonomy.
    Anyway I provide for essential food stocks and supply of wood. You'll provide for your special meals, beers, drinks and so on.
    In working time we use to have lunch together as a family , changing roles in the kitchen (Who cooks doesn't wash the dishes ...and viceversa).
    Also In the evening we often, not always, dinner together
    Naturally we are delighted to taste your different food. No one serves the others, we cooperate all together,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    In our free time, when the atmosphere is right, we use to play, sing, laugh and have fun, all together,Go to rivers and medieval towns here around.
    I'll teach you what i know about italian handmade pasta and share our little knowledges.
    We are very happy to learn new things from you.

  • Help


    needed with decorating buildings and furniture, painting walls, painting woods and stones (with natural oils and waxes) , grazing and move the animals, grass cutting, firewood, clearing in woods, harvesting fruit (making jam), chestnuts, weeding, gardening, in the future also in the kitchen and with guests.

    The schedule is various, it depends on the weather and on the volunteers aptitudes.

  • Languages

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


    Summer:Accommodation in room or, occasionally with other persons. Winter: one cottage

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WORNING You should know that we heat, also water only with wood ( solar shower in summer) . A part of progress has not yet entered from us. It 's very romantic, admittedly, but sometimes tiring.
    This is not a frenetic place. SOMETIMES YOU'LL BE ALONE. As you come
    here you must to be able to relax and loose the sense of the
    time that passes so fast..., don't feel bored , be independent and cultivate you own time.
    Anyway when you don't resist, and want to escape for a while, there's a bus right in front of the farm a couple of time a day that brings you into the "world".

    Please write only if you are really interested ciao

  • 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

    It would be good to add some info here about the space you have for digital nomads to use or how your internet connection works, it's usually important to have a decent wi-fi connection for those working online.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    20/ 25 hours a week- flexible schedule

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