We are a family of two (me and my dad) living in the area of Viterbo, not far from Vico Lake, the sea and Rome! Sometimes there are other family member passing by or spending the weekend and there is also sometimes a friend of my dad living in a caravan mostly during the summer months, he comes from Portugal.
My father is an old fashion carpenter and lives in the countryside near Ronciglione. He needs help with several home projects starting from gardening, building, working with wood, cleaning and reorganizing the house (he is a warm hearted guy but the kind of man who's a mess in his own house! He needs help :D).
Me, Chiara, the daughter, am restructuring an old little apartment in a very small village not too far from my father's house Carbognano (8km away) where I will move once it will be complete. I may need some help also for that but it will be occasional.
I still live in my father's house but we manage to create a separate apartment with everything you may need upstairs, there is a free room (one person or a couple) , and when I'll be able to move to the new apartment in Carbognano we are going to host more than one helper. Volunteers will live in the house in the countryside, in a kind of separate apartment with lots of privacy but also possibility to share moments together.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
My father is a very typical and nice Italian old man. He does not speak fluently any language a part from Italian but he always finds a way to communicate with all the couchsurfers I hosted so far.
He loves to teach and share abilities, he is also a super good cook.
I am a traveler myself and lived in several countries, I am sure there will be plenty for me to tell you and to learn from you!
Countryside house: gardening, wood work, reorganizing the house, cleaning and restructuring with my father, he is home most of days and he is not able to take care of all by himself, he needs help but he is willing to teach you all that is needed!
Small apartment in Carbognano when I am free from my job: mainly rebuilding (painting, pavements, cleaning and furnishing) occasionally.
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Private room, shared bathrooms and shared kitchen. Food will be provided in the kitchen downstairs where my dad lives, he eats moditerranean food, meat and fish, vegetables from the garden. If you need any specific kind of diet you will have ingredients and prepare your own meal in the kitchen upstairs where you'll be living/sleeping/having your privacy (I the doughter, live upstairs, we'll share the house for some time till I move to the other apartment)
Meals will be three: breakfast normally in Italy is sweet (milk, coffee, yogurt, cereals and marmalade); lunch (around 1pm) dinner (around 8pm). Normally when we eat we also prepare food for guests, in case you need some different menu there will be ingredients available or you just add the ingredient to the shopping list!
The workers we had used bikes to move around, otherwise there are few public transportation, or we could take you to the nearest station.
In the surroundings you can find nature and also easily arrive to Viterbo or Rome.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You'll have access to the wifi, wich is good but not super fast. When it rains doesnt work (countryside's problems). You'll have your own room, and also the kitchen upstairs if needed, as well as all the outseide space to work. I myself work at home sometimes and make skype calls and so on.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week