Hello everybody, my name is Davide a 26 years old italian who moved to Norway and just finished a backpacking journey around Asia. I am writing this post on the behalf of my parents.
They live in the countryside of Genoa in a lovely little "farm" with some chickens and a big garden. After being inspired by my workwaway experience in Asia they asked me to create this profile. My father speaks fluently English while my mother has just started to study it, you will have in fact to help her with her studies.
My father is in pension so he will usually be working around the house, he will be the one telling you what to do and where to help. My mother instead works in an office so she will be home only in the afternoon, evening and of course weekends.
Their house is closed to Pontedecimo a lovely little village with many useful facilities such as: swimming-pool, gym, restaurants and grocery stores.
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The volunteers can experience the country life of italy, tasting wonderful food and wine. My parents are great cooks and you can use the opportunity to learn some recipes. The house itself has a nice garden were is possible to relax and enjoy some fresh air in the warmest hours. In case you love animals we have 3 cuddling cats and roughly 10 chickens.
General maintenance work
Being an house in the countryside with a big garden, there is always some work to do, we don't expect you to have any experience in such activities but we hope you are willing to learn.
In the evening you will also have to help my mother with her studies for one or 2 hours, from general conversation exercises to homework. Being teaching english the main work we will accept request only from native speakers.
The house has an apartment in the basement, you will stay there. You will have your own kitchen (we will provide the food and even cook it for you when my parents will be home), bathroom and a double size bed. In the pictures included you can have an idea of the place.
You will be asked to work 5 hours per day and you will have two days off a week.
In your free time you can go to the closest village, Pontedecimo (3 minutes with the car, some times my father will be able to drive you there). There you will find swimming-pool, gym, resturants, bars and other facilities. In Pontedecimo there is also the train station that connect you with the city center, in 20 minutes you can be in the historical part of Genoa where the real attractions and night life are.
An other interesting alternative, especially for the days off is to go the the beach, in 40 minutes/1hour you can easily be there (Arenzano for example).
The Cinque Terre, one of the nicest place in Italy (), can also be an excursion in your free day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week