I live on the top of a hill overlooking the medieval village of Torri in Sabina in Lazio one hour from Rome. This land has belonged to my family for generations, and my father was a producer of olive oil, as was his father. I continue this tradition with my husband, except that we no longer crush the olives ourselves, but take them to a local mill to produce the oil, which we in turn sell. My husband and I have 4 children, but only one now lives at home. The others are away at university.
I am a teacher of mathematics at the local high school, and also teach ceramics in my studio in the evenings. My husband is an agronomist who, apart from his Monday to Friday job, manages to maintain 20 hectares of land and olive groves.
My main interest is ceramics, and it is my dream to be able to teach in England or another English-speaking country, and to do this, I need to improve my English conversation. For this reason I would like someone to work with us who has English as their mother tongue.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We would like somebody who can use a brushcutter to help one or two days a week with cutting the grass under the olives. We would also like someone who can do a little gardening and help in the house with general cleaning and perhaps meal preparation.
During the month of November we pick the olives, so during this period we need assistance with picking.
You will have your own room in the family house, and share a bathroom with others.
We are in the country where there are many lovely walking tracks and the nearby village is only a 15 minute walk. The train station is only about 10 minutes by car where you can catch a fast train to Rome.
We have good wifi access.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families