We are an Italian-French couple with 2 children aged 3 years and 5 months. A year ago we took a farmhouse in Amelia (province of Terni) with the intention of sharing it in the future with another family. There is an extra large hall where we would like to host or organize events. We started gardening but we still have a lot to learn! The land (about 3 hectares for the most part steep) is to be exploited because one part has been abandoned but the other is full of fruit trees. There are also olive trees for the moment managed by a local farmer but which we hope to take back on our own when we have more time. We have a yurt in which we lived and we would like to put it back on the ground of the house even if what we will do inside is not yet well defined. There are two cats to help us keep the mice away and 5 sheep to cut the grass.
Our overall goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible and so there is a lot of things to do before we can!
Amelia is small but very alive and we discover more and more that the local alternative life is dense.
Regarding us, we are two fairly quiet people, we don't have a steady job and we don't want to have it. We like to do manual things, I am the most artistic part and Mattia the most technical one. We are interested in a lot of things related to personal growth and even if it is not always that easy because we are far from being enlightened, we try to see the positive part in everything we manifest. We don't eat meat but fish every now and then. We travel quite often in France and also host family or friends more or less once a year. We have two wonderful children, the "big" one especially likes to be outdoors and the little one likes milk, smiles and follow his brother from the eyes. We traveled a lot in the past and as it became more difficult today with two children, we are very open to different cultures and we also gladly host couples or even families! I think I have said the main things, if you are interested or for other questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Bye!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
We would be glad to share meals and teach you about Italian or French cooking if you want. Umbria is known as the "green heart of Italia" and we would be happy to help you discover it and why not go around with you!
As french and Italian native speakers, we can help you learn both languages.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We look for help with anything written previously : gardening (working the ground, planting, watering...) help for building small constructions (yurta, compost toilet, toolhut in wood, children's hut... ) taking care of the animals (feeding them, checking the fences...)
Our house is big and we are able to provide one double bedroom with private bathroom on our floor and an independent big room (for 1,2,3 or 4 people) on the ground floor (in the winter it needs to be heated by a wood stove to manage by yourself), the bathroom is separated but still private (only the washing machine to share)
We provide and cook the meals (without meat) but we are also happy to taste or learn new recipes if you will to share your cooking skills!
We are located one kilometers far from the center of Amelia wich is a beautiful small medieval town. Buses are available to reach the main cities around, the station to reach Roma is 20 minutes far. We can bring you.
As we are in the countryside it's obviously easier to travel if you own your own car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
The access road to the house is in ground and quite narrow but also campervan can make it
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week