We are Kristina, Paolo and Vittoria, our daughter of almost 8 y.o. And also Mela and Cesare, Maremmano dogs, and 3 cats.
In July 2019 we moved from Rome to the beautiful Farnese countryside (on the border between Tuscany and Lazio). We are very excited about our new lifestyle, about being an active part of the nature and we are learning a lot from it. In this beautiful land life is slow, quiet, stressless and people are kind, helpful and pure.
Kristina - I was born in Russia but have lived most of my live in Italy, since the age of 15. I have also lived before in Geneva with my parents, so my French is good, as well as English. I worked in tourism business for many years, but I have always been passioned about photography, so I have turned this passion to my main profession, specialising in documentary photography. Paolo - authentic Roman guy who had never left the Eternal City except for vacations, but something bounced out in his head and he decided to make The big change (Kristina’s profile description ;)) . Vittoria is a smart energic girl, she loves animals, sports and her life is all about magic. She is also excited of our lifestyle change and she attends the democratic school in the woods close to Farnese, L'Albero della Tuscia . She is perfectly bilingual (Russian/Italian), has a good English and is starting learning French as well.
So we have finally found our dreams’ place to live in and we believe that meeting new friends from all over the world is an opportunity for our interior growth. We would like to host guests for ours and especially Vittoria's language and human experience, so she meets the world in our small world.
We also have a big garden and a hospitality project under construction, so we always need help and we like the idea that not just workers but nice people take care of our place.
Our perfect guest is independent and openminded, not afraid of stying in the middle of our "nowhere" place. We offer accommodation, food, activities and time we share with our friends, day travels and we expect in exchange some help either in the garden, housekeeping, or practicing language with Vittoria (playing, walking, "babysitting"), flexible schedule.
It is difficult for us to plan more than two months ahead, but we can try, especially if you are a family travelling with kids!
Help with Eco Projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
you will be immersed in the middle of the nature, between Tuscany and Lazio, right in front of the Selva del Lamone natural reserve, plenty of waterfalls and small rivers. At the same time Rome, Florence, Siena, Viterbo, Orvieto, Grosseto and many other typical Italian towns are located in short distances. The Tirrenian coast is just 40 min away and the beautiful Bolsena lake - 20 minutes.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for a guest who could stay with us at least one week and make conversation with our 8 yo daughter. We are also starting our hospitality project and we will be happy to work all together, getting some help and experience also from our workawayer.
From September to July Vittoria attends the school and has some afterschool activities, so the time at home is limited, mostly during the weekends. Some housekeeping and gardening would also be welcome.
We love nature, animals and an eco lifestyle, so we hope to host people with similar habits. We are vegans (my husband mostly vegetarian), you can either share our meals or cook your meal except meat and fish.
We would also be happy to host native English/French speaking families with children starting from 6 y.o..
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A room with private bathroom in our freshly restored country house, which is 2,5km west from the Farnese Town. Our property, just at the border with the Selva del Lamone Natural reserve, is 9 hectares wide and includes the picturesque Olpeta river with its beautiful waterfalls. The guest might be provided with a bicycle and be anyway driven by us to the town where he/she can take a bus to all the directions.
during your spare time you can go to the sea, the Selva del Lamone natural reserve, have bath in the waterfalls (walking distance), travel around Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria regions, visit small and bigger towns and cities (Rome, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Viterbo etc), go to the Bolsena lake, or just enjoy the silence and the magic of our place. We are also based in Rome and we go there weekly, so you can come with us and stay at our place in Rome.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
we have two dogs, a male and a female. The male could be unfriendly with other males. So female dogs are welcome anytime. Pets are not aloud to enter inside the house.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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