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Almost basically carpenter or gardening skills required.
No-one under 40 please.
We live between the lakes and mountains, but you can reach Milan by train in an hour.
Mergozzo Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Italy. No motor boats are allowed, so it is very clean and quiet. The water of the lake is wonderful for non-mechanized water sports.
We are a couple in our early fifties. We both work from home. I work for a corporation in Milan , and my husband is an IT freelance and a painter.
I think meeting new people is a good way of improving my English, and learning about other cultures.
Having spent his childhood in the countryside, Mauro knows how to chop wood and tidy the garden. He likes outdoors work, hiking, running and swimming.
I like folk dancing. We dance salsa, and I enjoy traditional afro-brazilian dance too.
We have two cats and a horse.
If you love quiet places and nature this place is for you. It is a perfect place for those who love meditation.
In summer this is a lively area.
At the lake beach it's easy meet new people.
DIY and building projects
I can help you to improve your Italian.
My husband is a good painter. He paints in oils. If you love painting too just bring your materials. We can borrow an easel for you.
I would like some help painting to do some maintenance around the house and in the garden
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We can provide you with a bedroom .
At certain times it's possible to have sole use of the bathroom, but at some times it will be shared with us.
The nearest airport is Milan-Malpensa.
In Mergozzo there is the train station, but only few trains stop here.
At Verbania-Pallanza station stop all trains from Milan to Domodossola.
It's only 10 minutes from Mergozzo by car. You can rent a car at the airport if you want be free of moving.
Near us you can rent an e-bike.
It's one of the cleanest lakes in Italy, since many years ago the use of engine boats was forbidden. It's waters are considered a paradise for practising water sports.
The Largest Wilderness Area in Italy
Val Grande: the largest wilderness area in Italy, but also an outdoor museum of the ancient civilization of the Alps. The abandonment of the alpine summer pastures and of the deforestation practice led to the return to wilderness: nature becomes the master. The richness and variety of the vegetation represent one of the greatest attractions of the area, with impenetrable woods and a "very colored" flora. A Park with many secrets: timid animals, steep deep valleys, crystal-clear waters in gorges protected by overhanging walls, and charming views, from Mt. Rosa to Lago Maggiore
Healing Meditation Centre
is located near Bée in the province of Verbania on Lake Maggiore. Overlooking the suggestive panorama of the lake, Albagnano is immersed in pine and chestnut woods at an altitude of 600 metres on the edge of the Val Grande national park.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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