Join an Italian family and discover Tuscany, Italy

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    SEARCHING (a single) HELPER - BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    - long staying (we'd prefer a 3 months minumum staying, read below)
    - older than 23 yo
    - international driving licenced, driving a manual car
    - proactive, sporty and sunny mood needed

    VERY IMPORTANT:
    - Due to a dear friend bad experience, we decided not to host extraEU people asking for the "residenza" for their Italian Citizenship process. We'll be happy to host you as soon as you already got your Citizenship.
    - why longstaying volounteers? As a project thath involves children, we try to search for the maximum stability at home, avoiding a constant turnover of people. Kids are used to live with people who come and then go, but we try to limit that! Moreover, every new person we host, I have to explain our daily routine again, so it's a little stressful to me too! ;-P That's why we ask people who come to our place to stay for three months or longer.

    Hi!
    are you looking for a family experience?
    Are you thinking to spend some time in Tuscany? Contact us and let's have a talk!
    We're a family of 4: mum, dad, and two kids actually aged 8 and 10. Mum and dad are about 40 years old and work as doctors at the hospital. Pietro and Marta are our lively kids. We're a very active, sporty and openminded family and want to join the workaway experience.

    During the school-year (mid Sept - mid June) we live in Pisa, Tuscany, an University town of about 100.000 people, full of students from all over Europe. Pisa is about 20 km far from the sea, about 20 km far from Lucca and about 90 km far from Florence. It has an international airport and a quite big train station which is connected with most of the greatest italian cities. I can say you can easily go almost everywhere from here!

    Our main hobbies are playing sport and cooking: we definitely love prepare our own food (bread, pizza, icecream, pasta and whatever...). We'd like to show and teach our hosts some typical italian dishes and share food culture.

    Our hosting experience began in summer 2017 and we hosted twelve different persons until today (one of them we hosted twice!)... All the experiences we had until now were very positive, so I can strongly affirm we tried cultural exchange and liked it a lot! :-) we really like to share our house with people from different countries. It's such an enriching experience!

    We're actually looking for friends to share next months in Pisa... if you are wondering about an experience in Tuscany, don't hesitate to call us... looking forward to make more hosting experiences!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers may spend some time in Pisa and visit beautiful Tuscany. They can learn/practice some Italian language and habits (like food or other). We absolutely love to have cooking exchanges!!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    During the school year we're looking for an help with the kids: bring them to school on some mornings, pick them up on some afternoons (not every afternoon!) and spend some time with them as we're not at home. Some English Teaching would be very welcome: kids are fast learners! As an exchange, the kids will be very honored to teach the traveller some Italian... they're very good Italian speaker!

    As we're off from work, we use to spend time with kids, that's why I'm saying we're looking just for "a little help". Grandparents too, they do live quite close to us and help a lot, making things a little more lighter.
    Usually, there's always someone at home in the weekend, so the traveller will have almost every weekend free.

    During the school year we usually prefer to host long staying people, during summertime we consider even shorter periods, but usually not less than 1 month, because of the connection with the kids.

    We're looking for a non smoking, tidy person.
    In wintertime, it is mandatory to be older than (or equal to) 23 yo, to have a driving experience of 3 years or more (that's a car insurance policy statement) and a little confidence with driving a manual stick car.
    In summertime, age and driving experience are not mandatory.

    Are you an university student coming in Pisa with the Erasmus project, looking for an exchange for an accomodation? Contact us! ;-P

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    Pisa: We live downtown, in a flat on the 5th floor (with a lift). Private single bedroom. Three bathroom in the house, shared with all the rest of the family. Wi-fi connection available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the traveller's time off, she/he's free to do whatever she/he wants: she/he can spend some time with the family if she/he wants, or visiting the town with its locals and entertain places full of young students from all over Europe.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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