everyone, hello :) my name's Mariangela and I am Italian. After some years spent travelling and working abroad I relocated with my lithuanian husband Dainius and my 2 children in Calabria, Southern Italy. We would like to host volunteers that can help us with our elder son, an almost 5 yo child. we ask volunteers to play with him and talk to him in their own native language.
No cleaning or help in the house is required. You will need to be creative and positive while playing with my child.
We live in Sellia Marina, a small seaside resort nearby the town of Catanzaro. Our house is located just an 100 mt from the beach.
Sellia Marina is a small town in the province of Catanzaro, famous for its free beaches and mild climate all over the year, Quiet in winter, it gets particularly crowded in summer and it s located nearby many touristic beauties such as "Canyon delle Vally Cupe, le cascate Campanaro e il Gigante Buono" nearby Cropani. Also it s a few kilometers distance from Le Castella and Capo Colonna famous cultural attractions...if you are coming here during the low season be ready for quiet days and bring some good book with you :) we live nearby the beach and there are no bars or pubs nearby (but you can borrow a bike and reach the village in the evenings if you want...). the place is ideal for quiet people and nature lovers, walkers hikers and fisherman :) Anyway it s possible to plan excursions nearby and to visit many nice and beautiful places around here...
You will be hosted in a single room (that serves also as playroom for my child )or in our camper nearby our house. We offer food, accomodation 2 days off/week and italian language lessons if you wish so (I am teaching at the Italian Institute of Culture in Vilnius) plus excursions around and friendly atmosphere in change of a little help with our son :)
Ideal volunteer must not smoke (or at least not in the house and nearby my child) or having the habit of drinking. Drugs are not allowed in the house. he/she must be prepared to spend quiet evenings and remember that the place does not burst with social life except fo rsummer season...
Babysitting and creative play
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
traveller will know Calabria, one of the most beautiful and wild regions in Italy and will be able to travel and discover all cultural attractions nearby our place. They will be able to learn italian language on regular daily basis if they want by having free italian lectures given by a professional teacher. they will also learn about culture and habits of this remote region located between Sicily and the rest of Italy.
travellers will have to play with our 5 yo child and talk to him in their native language. They are encouraged to take initiative and being creative. Our child is quite shy and suspicious with strangers but he will be more than happy to play with you once you win his trust and confidence :)
single room in the house with heating system (we have a bunk bed for couples or a single bed, the room serves also as my child playroom) or opportunity to sleep in our camper nearby the house. Our house is fully equipped , travellers can cook their own food or eat with us and enjoy many calabrian dishes. we are not vegetarians but we provide vegetarian food. plenty of supermarkets nearby and possibility to fish on the local beach nearby
many interesting places to visit nearby such as Le Castella, Vasche di Cassiodoro and Copanello, Le valli cupe, Capo Colonna, the towns of Catanzaro and Crotone, Tropea and Sicily is not far away....
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week