We are a family now composed of five people (Alessandra, 50 years old - Emanuele, 50 - Maria, 86 - Renzo, 93 - Sidi 18), 2 dogs (Momo and Nero) and 2 cats (Pippo and Tina). We decided to move away from the city to retrieve a life size closer to nature. We want to build a place in harmony with what we feel. A small farm. A straw-bale house. A happy slump.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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We live a simple life in contact with nature. We are mindful of energy saving, water cycles, bio-building, waste recycling, and local consumption. We like to know how things work. Emanuele is expert in construction. Alessandra is an excellent cook. Maria knows all the secrets of knitting and Renzo is an excellent comedian.
We are still working to improve the place we live in. We need help to finish the main building in straw, to build shelter for animals, arrange the garden (spring / summer), build fences, arrange the existing buildings, cut the wood (winter). We also need a little help for grandmother and grandfather living with us.
Volunteers will be able to sleep in an independent (4 person) ,private bathroom: a little wooden house. There is a chance to have their own fridge and cook their meals, but we would like to share these moments to give more meaning to cultural exchange.
We live in a small country (14 inhabitants) in the middle of the anything. Walk you can reach a small bar, but for other stores you need to take the car. There is a service bus that connects the main location. In the summer there are many cultural events and food. In the winter need to move a bit more away for leisure. Cities that you can visit from here are Milano, Pavia, Piacenza, Genova.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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