Experience Nature in the countryside of Genova, Italy



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  • Description


    Hello everybody !
    My name is Silvano, I am 55 and I live in the gorgeous countryside of the city of Genova (Genoa, Italy).
    Here you can experience a total immersion in both alpine and marine landscape, the Mediterranean sea is less than 1h away !
    I live in a beautiful house surrounded by forest and brooks, I have a lot of land but I need helpers to make many projects happen !
    I have the company of a cat and four hens.
    Here there is room for creativity and I am thrilled to hear your ideas and suggestion of how I could improve my land.
    My main interests besides country music are permaculture and ecoprojects (I have solar panels but I'd like to do more), yoga, meditation, overtones, singing and playing guitar.
    Since I have a full-time job in the city I won't be able to spend the whole day at home, so I look for independent, flexible and trustworthy people.
    We could work together a couple of hours in the late afternoon and dedicate the weekends to longer projects (about 5 hours) and of course you can have 2 days off whenever you want. I am not a strict host, I understand that you also probably want to explore and have time by yourself and I envision this workaway experience as an exchange opportunity of mutual help that should be enriching for both the workawayer and the host.
    The nearest bus stop is a 30 minutes walk from my house but I am willing to drive you to the train station when you need it or to drive you in town when I go to work.
    Even though we are quite isolated we have wifi and television.
    I eat only organic food, mainly from my garden and trees and I eat very few meet, but I can adapt my diet to your requirements.
    My 23 year-old daughter helps with all the outdoor activities whenever she is here.

    Please join us in our peaceful, wild piece of land !

    Silvano and Cecilia

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak italian and basic english, my daughter Cecilia speaks italian, french, english, german and portuguese, and we are both eager to learn more about your country and culture and you could learn abour ours.
    Here you can benefit of the peace of this place and find yourself in nature, you can practice yoga and meditation (I organize meditation and yoga workshop, that you could enjoy for free) you can play music and learn (or teach !) about permaculture techniques of gardening.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I mainly need help with animal care (feeding the animals) and general maintenance (fixing/ building things, organizing the space, cutting grass/branches) and gardening (harvesting, sow, etc..) but besides the daily routine, we can organize the work based on your interests and skills !

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room, it is possible that you'd have to share it with another workawayer, the bathroom is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you can go to the lakes, hike, go to the beach, visit Genova a charming harbourcity, whose historic center is the most widespread of Europe ! Visit 5 terre (UNESCO world heritage) and much more !

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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