Come and help with housework, arts projects, gardening and live the nature ! Pietralunga, Italy



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    Hello !
    We are located in the woods in the north of the Umbria region, 8 km from the village of Pietralunga. The land includes 23 hectares of woods, fields and small streams, at an altitude of 650 m.
    Nature is all around the house, many wild animals are easy to meet and there are wonderful walks to do.
    My name is Antonella, I am 58 years old and have lived in this house since 1989. With my ex-husband we decided to raise our two children in a natural environment, growing part of our food in the garden and in the fields. I am a vegetarian and vegan cook with more than 30 years of experience, I am qualified as an educator, and passionate about sailing, handicraft, gardening and cultivating. All my interests and activities are linked by the common thread of education and pedagogy.
    We have always hosted friends, travelers from all over the world and people in need for short and long periods, undertaking an exchange mechanism and helping each other.
    My children are often traveling or living abroad, and always come back with friends and new connections.
    Our home has always been open for welcoming people and new cultures.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can speak some English and some Spanish, and if you are interested we can teach you some Italian! We can teach how to: cultivate a vegetable garden, orient yourself in a forest, make preserves (jams, tomato sauce, etc), pizza, homemade pasta, desserts and the basics of vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
    We can transmit you also the techniques of laughter yoga and conscious playfulness!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    with housework, gardening, arts projects , electrical maintenance, rainwater collection and everything related to outdoor work, constructions,

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Generally when we have guests who stay for a long time we arrange them in a small independent house and it is composed of an attic with a bedroom and a terrace and on the ground floor a small kitchen with a bathroom.
    In the case that this small house is occupied we have rooms in the main house with a shared bathroom.
    In the main house there is a pantry where we keep fresh food and preserves and to which guests have free access. We eat together in the main house and we don't eat meat.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 939373848981