Help with some renovation projects around my home in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy



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  • Description


    Mi name is Francesco, italian, 53 years old. I was a workawayer too.

    My basic project is to renew my house

    My long time project is to use my house for cohousing and coworking

    I like to travel, I visited many countries in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The house is in Vibo Valentia, Calabria.

    Calabria has got strong nature, beautiful sea and beautiful mountains.

    The nearest beach is 8.8 Km far to my house and it is possible to go with a bus (with me too, if I go). The most famous and beautiful beaches are Tropea and Capo Vaticano 25 km away from my house (check the photos on google). Many busses to Tropea in the summer. This part of cost is named "Costa degli Dei" ("Gods Coast")

    You can visit my favorite beach, the "Paradiso del Sub" in Zambrone (check the photos on google)

    Sometimes I go for walk or hike on the mountain, alone or in group. If you like to come, you can see the beautiful montains in this part of the world

    If you like history, Vibo Valentia has a very long history, from the neolithic. You can see a museum, a castle, Roman era mosaics, ancient palaces, etc. More informations on wikipedia (in italian)

    No nightlife in Vibo Valentia

  • Help


    Help to improve the house, do maintenance, prepare it for the winter.

    Help in daily works (cook, clean, ordering home, etc)

    Help with my old mother

    Sometimes the work can be hard (for example wood transport for the stove).

    I inspire my project to the principles of ecology, recycling, reuse, DIY, little use of money, little use of plastic, use of creativity

    I ask 15 hours each week, at least two days off. These 15 hours are real, you will receive a plan when you sign each day the time you work. When you arrive at 15 hours, the rest of the week is free. If we go out of the town for work, the time for the travel is not included in these 15 hours.

    The flat in a condominium, fourth floor without lift

    I am not a smoker. I prefere people that don't smoke, and don't use drugs too.
    Sometimes we can drink a glass of wine togheter but just a glass.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    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


    Bed in a dorm (two bunk beds in the room) with a new air conditioner (only during te summer) and WI-FI that normally is full-time but sometimes is limited. Bedroom is shared

    Food is not included, for this reason I ask only 15 hours each week.There is a shared kitchen that you can use to cook your food

    Sometimes I have a second bicycle that you can use

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please pay attention. If you are from South America looking for italian citizenship I can't help you. Please don't contact me. If you don't need italian citizenship you are welcome

    Please pay attention. The weekly amount of hour of work is 15. A small amount because food is not included. These 15 hour are real and sometimes hard. If you can't work, if you don't like to work, if you are lazy to work, please don't contact me

    About Calabria

    Calabria is a beautiful place to visit. You can ride by bus (the bus station is near my house) or train (Vibo Pizzo train station is 9.6 km away from my house, connected to my house by bus).

    The nearest airport is Lamezia Terme (25 km)

    With 6-7 eur you can go to Reggio Calabria by train and see the promenade named "the most beautiful kilometer in Italy" and see the Strait of Messina too.

    With 27 eur and 8 hours you can go to Rome by bus

  • 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

    Digital nomads are accepted with own internet connection (mine is limited)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a space for campervans and motorhomes near the house. If you have a 20m cable you can connect electricity in my house

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cats or small dogs

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours each week, at least two days off

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