Help us with our family and old country house, vineyard in the heart of the Langhe wine hills, Italy

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  • Last activity: 20 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Ciao! We are a family of 4: Ludovica and Giorgio (33yo) + Margherita (born june 2019) + Clotilde (born march 2023)
    We live in Langhe hills, the wine region of Piedmont, north Italy.
    Did you heard about Moscato, Asti spumante, Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo wines... and delicious big hazelnuts? We traditionally mix them with chocolate in a handmade cream, known worldwide as Nutella! We produce them all here in Langhe!
    Also Lonely Planet picked Piedmont as the world's top region to visit in 2019!

    We bought an old stone house + garden and vineyard in summer 2018, we renovated it and we opened a B&B on summer 2019. At the moment the B&B is closed to have more time for our growing family and also to focus on an online startup we now run. So the guest rooms are available for workawayers, family and friends.

    We need some help for garden, manage and clean the house, feed and clean chickens, sometimes help in small diy projects and working in our vineyard.
    We love history and traditions, so we have some on-going project about traditional farming:
    - we renovated our vineyard mixing vines and fruit trees as farmers did in the past (this method is called "married vineyard" and has several positive effects on plants)
    - we have about 10 chickens of different local breeds to have our fresh eggs and to keep these traditional breeds alive
    - we have a vegetable garden to grow our vegetables and herbs: we have still lot to learn and our teachers are often old langhe ladies or ... workawayers!

    We also run an online start-up to help homeschooling Italian families, giving them teaching support: this start-up is growing fast and we are quite busy with it at the moment.

    As we could be very busy somedays, we need someone independent on working around the garden or any other job. Of course we will be happy to start doing things together and share the work anytime it is possible, as well as the meals, but it is not always possible.
    Anyway if you stay a long period, we like to involve you in family life, and consider you as a big sister! :) We really want to make you feel at home and not "on a job place".
    Couples are very welcome too!
    Sometimes we need housesitting, if we are not at home.

    Our little girl Margherita was born in June 2019, so it could be nice to have some help babysitting, if you like babies. I decided to introduce her to English language since she was born. I'm not mother tongue, so of course she is not bilingual, but she can already understand a bit, and sing some songs. It would be great if you can talk with her in English.

    We love to share our blessed corner of the world with people from all over the world and share our culture, traditions and recipes.
    We did workaway in England in past years and we loved the experience, so we would like to repeat it as host now!

    Who we are?
    I am Ludovica, I love traveling and cultural exchange, a degree in Tourism and Languages, two scholarships abroad (Japan and New Zealand), quit my company job in Torino and now following my dream: owning a charming rural home and welcome new friends. I also love traditions, cooking and embroidery/sewing and all craft and creative things.

    My husband Giorgio is a teacher, historian and freelance journalist: most of the days he works from home, but sometimes he also travels for lectures.

    Margherita is a very nice and smart little girl.
    Clotilde is our little newborn (March 2023).

    We have a black cat called Luna: she lives inside during winter, but mainly outside during summer.
    We have about 10 hens, they are a bit part of the family.

    Last but not least, we are catholic.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will be happy to show you our region, teach you how to cook Italian food and teach you Italian language if you are interested in it. We also love history and traditions. And we love to learn about new cultures. Last but not least, we are catholic.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    - We need help in gardening and maintenance of our small vineyard, big garden and small vegetable garden (mainly spring summer time)
    - We will need some help in cleaning the family home and keep it nice and tidy: general maintenance, cleaning windows, floors and all the stuff that a house needs. Sometimes cook meals, if you like to.
    - Sometimes we can need some help with small diy/creative projects for the house or garden, like painting, fixing and so on...
    - We will be happy if we can practice languages: especially English, French, Russian and Japanese.
    - If you like babies, you could babysitting Margherita. If you can talk in English with her, it would be great!
    - We could need house-sitting some times, if we go away for one night or a few days.

    We are not a B&B and we do not make wine, at least at the moment. So you will help only in family environment and not business.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner
    Russian: 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


    You will have your own room with bathroom + a small equipped kitchen.
    We will provide basic food for cooking and we will share many meals, but you will be able to buy your food and cook your own meals.
    No smoking inside the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not far from a cosy village, but the best way to move around here is by car. There are also nice paths to hike or go by bike.
    We can organize our time together, so you can visit around with us when we move by car. But if we do not move, you can relax at home or in the garden. We also have a piano and a guitar.

  • 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

    We work from home, so you can do it too from our home. We just need to be clear about how much time you work remotely and how much time you can help us.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours no food, 25 hours/week - all meals, No fixed timing, just get involved in family life. We have relaxed timing. We can agreed about entire free days to explore around by yourself.

Host ref number: 773378362658

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