Help around the home in a little town called Tolmezzo, Italy



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    My name is Arianna, I live in the Nord-east of Italy, a little town called Tolmezzo (UD) situated in a valley surrounded by the Pre-Alps. I live now in a flat with my two children, my daughter of 7 years old and my son of 5. we have a little garden where we grow vegetables.
    I work like a educator and facilitator in schools with scolars and with teachers. I also programme and participate in activities for children ad adults with my association of social and cultural promotion. the project promotes creative and expressive workshops and also participates in meetings and projects linked with active citizenship.
    I like singing and I do it in traditional chorus and group of no professional singers.
    I am at the third year of counseling school. I like Nonviolent Communication and studying and practicing it in my life and in my work.
    I am also interested about ecology, social politics, buddhism, antropology...
    During the summer schools are closed and I work less than during the rest of the year in which I usually work on average six hours a day.
    in our free summer time we usually go walking in nature, swimming on the beautiful rivers we find near here, cycling, playing out with friend. We also take care of the garden!
    We usually don't eat meat but eat some fish. I pay attention to nutrition and ecological impact as I can in this moment of my life.
    I am now programming for October to start a project of creative and expressive workshop during for eight mounts dedicated to children. we will use shadows theatre, music, movement and cooperative games to raise the experiences of being together creating and celebrating life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers could discover a mountain land, its rivers, lakes, forests, little and traditional villages, flora and fauna, architectures, typical work. they also can skiing during winter, go walking, climbing and canoeing in spring and summer. In this area you can lissen our language, called Friulano, recognize like a real language. There are also other minority languages in many villages. In our region, Carnia, during the end of the second world war it took place the first non-fascist governement of free zones of Italy. So warkawayers could discover some traditions and history of this mountain land, doing sports, visit some mine, carpentry, now museum and flour mill ect. If interested it's possible to learn Italian, the basic of Non Violent Communication, cooperative games, shadow theatre for kids, the basis of meditation of mindfulness and mental calm.

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    I'd like to host workawayers to have an hand in cooking, reorder the house, assembling shelves, helping in the vegetable garden, stay with children for a little while doing burocratic stuff and if the workawayer like, she or he can partecipate on the projects in creative workshops for children, going out in nature, practicing Non Violent Communication.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In our house (65 mq and two terraces) a flat in a building surrounded by a big garden, we have, depending on the workawayer needs and the time of stay, one room or the living room both with comfortable bed, space to store things. In the first case in the room there are some linen and children clothes, so we could organize in the better way for all. We get up at seven (me earlier!) and the food is simple but complete even if without meat (yes fish). we don't use so much industrial food like snacks or precooked food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tolmezzo is half an Hour from Udine, about one hour from Trieste by car, and one hour from Austria Border (Villach). in the time off it's possibile to reach the cities or going in Austria also by train. In our mountain region there are bus every ferial days, less on Sundays. You can find thermal water and sauna. there are some interesting experience of living more ecologically in little villages in the mountains. Till now I host only couchsurfers, having both a nice experience.
    I like to learn, to share having clear rules in the way to respect the space of each other. I like also working so I'd like to host people who likes learning, sharing and working. I have two little children so we usually be quiet on the 21 pm, except weekend!

  • 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

Host ref number: 978318655316