I'm a single mother of a 20 yr old workawayer girl and a young boy aged 13 (still too young to go workawaying).
We live in Italy, in the lovely Tuscan countryside. We are located just 8 km away from downtown Siena, a medioeval town full of architectural and artistic treasures of all kinds.
I work in Siena, and practice and teach yoga in my spare time. Love trekking and biking and discovering. I speak Italian, English, Spanish and German; love gardening and growing tomatos, squash, salads and more… depending on weather and season in the green garden; I adore cooking my own stile (no recipes please); and travelling in the weekend to the nearby beaches or mountains.
I'm vegetarian and we tend to eat organic food at home as much as possible, although we sometimes cook also meat for the growing boy who loves salciccia and ribs.
My son is learning English and French at school, but I'd love to meet and host someone who can speak with him the spoken language with the right accent :-) .
We have 2 cats living indoor and outdoor, depending on the mood, but happily using our sofa quite often (an alert for allergic workawayers).
So in short we’d love to meet new friends and learn from different cultures, offering accomodation against some help in housekeeping, house mantainance, animal care or in English language conversation.
Would love meeting someone able to paint the house, at least a few rooms would really need some help:-)
Come and visit us!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceTeachingGardeningAnimal CareBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Could provide some Italian and cooking lessons.
As authorized guide in Siena a guided tour of the town is in the package.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
English / French conversation with kids.
Gardening / green gardening.
House help in cleaning, mantainance.
Single room, bed length measuring 1.8 mt.
Food provided with the family.
What else ...
Busses to Siena are limited during the week, but none is avaialble on Sundays. Therefore we might arrange for a free day during the week.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
4 hr a day, 5 days/week