Help us looking after our animals in Ponzone, north of Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello we are Marta and Gianluca and we really need your HELP!!
    but first of all let us to indroduce ourselves
    We live in the middle of the forest in the north of Italy, in Ponzone, Piemonte with our dogs Hella and Thor, 2 cats Loky and Tyr, our baby wildboar Missy, Dino the goat and a beautiful group of 12 hens that we love very much.
    We are at the very start of our project, still studing it following the permaculture projectation
    After a lot of different experiences; Marta was in the italian Army, travelled in the desert, all around Israel, cheesemaker helper in Ireland, dogtrainer, kennel attendant in a sleddog centre, studied on her own animal behaviour for 6 years, she met Gianluca in a professional course for treecutter (lumberjack)
    Gianluca loves trees, reading book about trees, climbing trees, cutting trees and working with wood.
    where we live is a very silent and quite place, sorrounded from the forest and small rivers and wildlives (wolves, foxes, eagles, muflons, wildboars..)
    At the moment we live in a very old house without hot water and toilet ( we built a compost toilet) we are close to move in a small woodhouse to start to rebuild the big farmhouse where we have eletric WC and a proper showe
    We speak Italian and English, Marta speaks French ( she need to refresh it)

    Please to note that we don't accept smoker, we will be happy to host who want to stop smoking for the period we host you

    WE OPEN SELECTION FOR ONE WORKAWAY THAT WANTS TO LIVE WITH US FOR LONG TAKING CARE OF THE ANIMALS AND THE HOUSE WHILE MARTA MANAGES THE FARM
    DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU ARE JUST INTEREST IN RESIDENCE FOR A VISA IT IS A CUTURAL EXCHANGE NOT AN IMMIGRATION OFFICE

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We will be happy to teach you about sosteinable farming, animals, our travels and envelove you in all our project, expecially the permaculture design of our farm
    You can try a very basic and wild lifestyle, sleeping under a beautiful sky, in the silent, the only noise is the river!

    We are really openminded and easygoing people, we like lough and joke on eachone and take the life easy
    We want deaply to share our place and experience with passionate people as we are

  • Help

    Help

    Last Christmas Marta had an accident and dislocated her knees and Gianluca works for all day, as you could immagine it is very difficult looking after the farm and all the animals.

    We recently opened the business and Marta is alone taking care of everything, animals, house, food, burocracy for the business, organising the renovation, so she is in need of help.

    We are selecting someone smart, fast learning and that can focus on they're tasks, able to see what there is to do around, and how to do it properly. they should be Easygoing and a lover of the life outside
    Not Phone addicted!

    You will help Marta in everyday task and have the opportunity to manage on your own the animals and the house when she is busy with the business. We will be happy to teach you everything you are interested in and show you how to take care of our animals.
    About the house: we would like someone that can arrange meals - marta will be happy to teach you all the recipes she knows - during weekends she makes fresh bread and pasta, pies, lasagne ect. cleaning dishes and sweeping when needed. nothing too complicated.
    it Would be great if you have some manual skill at fixing tools and a base knowledge of carpentery.

    If you like you could be involved in our permaculture project and see how it develops; sometimes Marta needs to leave to buy things for the business and get food
    Marta will always be at the farm so you wont be left on your own

    What we will do in the near future is
    Planting fruit trees
    Finishing the vegetable garden in the forest (we prepare a garden in the middle of the forest to grow vegetables during the summer to use less water, Marta is very proud of the project)
    Organise water channel all around the fields
    Take animals for long walks (Missy and Dino too)

    If sometimes you want to visit the cities around (a few days at most) we can give you advice what is worth seeing.
    We are searching for someone that is intterested in ou ifesyle and could become part of out family.
    Of course all only if we get along well, if you are happy about the place and the life here, and if we see you can be part of our particular family

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have the roulotte, bought recently, with light and a plug for the phone. The indoor shower is located in the woodhouse, which you are welcome to use, but on hot days you can have a revitilising outdoor shower!

    We hope to move in the woodhouse really soon so you will live in the room we are using now with a sink and a woodstove,
    We are happy to share meals with you as part of our family

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here you can go trekking all around, there is a river in the valley very beautiful, there are young people in a near village organising hike and mountainbike trip where you can also rent an e-bike; in another you can walk with alpacas
    As you can immagine we don't go outside very often but there are few cities around where you can go by car if you want. During weekend if you need we can bring you with us (when we go to the supermarket) in the near cities such as Sassello or Acquiterme

  • 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

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    You will live with Us, with a lot of free time. Long walk with dogs and hicking, in a farm is difficult to say how much hours you will work. We just need help for everyday stuffs

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