UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020: I will be away until mid/end of March so unable to host people until then.
I have been living in Italy for over 20 years. I work at home (translator) - so I am usually here at home but not always available because, well, I have to get my work done.
Flexibility and moderation are key in this household. As is being low-maintenance. If you have any hardcore food restrictions or allergies this is probably not the right place.
If you are looking for a place to stay in a (more or less) relaxed environment and help out around the house, please do get in touch with me.
Recently I have had some requests like "can I get residency at your house so I can get XYZ documents?". The answer is no, only because it is too much of a hassle.
Help in the house
You will meet "real" Italian people and have the opportunity to experience life in a little town in Italy. The train station is a 5-minute walk from my house. It is on the Ancona- Rome line. I also have a brick oven for making pizza that you are welcome to use. The best benefit might be that you will be in a safe place with friendly people and take a little break from your travels to recharge your batteries.
The house is always in need of some TLC , so you may see something that you want to fix or do. Normally, I show people who come all the things that need to be/could be done and then let them decide what they would like to do (quite a few times WAs have come and seen something that I did not mention and do that which is 100% fine by me).
English, Italian, German (so-so), Spanish (a tiny bit)
3-story house - your own bedroom (of course), shared bathroom, kitchen, living room and small garden/ outdoor area
You are most welcome to eat whatever is in the fridge and pantry. There is a little shop very close to my house if you want to buy any special food that I don't have. Bigger shops are just a short train ride away.
Google "Frasassi caves" to get an idea of the surroundings. A lot of rock climbers come here so if you are into that I can do my best to find somebody willing to take you climbing. Since we are located on the Ancona- Rome train line it's very easy to take day/weekend trips to the sea or the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
a couple hours a day