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[ UPDATE: Due to coronavirus situation, for us is essential you are very careful about hygiene and do not put your health, and our family health, at risk (put the mask everywhere outside, use the sanitizer hand gel often, avoid crowded places and try to keep the distances from other people). We won’t feel safe if we see you not follow these prevention rules, traveling through crowded places and taking public transports. I know, it’s hard, and I hope the situation changes quickly because travel is beautiful!
Anyway we don't stay always at home! we like go walking on mountains paths during the weekend. ]
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We're a young and easygoing family: I'm Clotilde, my husband is Jacopo, and the two little sisters, are Anita(9y in August2020) and Olivia(7y in November2020).
With us also 3cats (Agata, Tito and Malù) and a dog (Siria). They stay also inside the house, so it's important you love animals and you're not allergic. Siria is a bit shy at the beginning, she’ll bark you the first day, but then she'll be so sweet!
WHERE WE ARE
We are based in the north of Italy, Piedmont, in the center of Asti, just few meters from the Cathedral. The house is very big, and although we live in the center of the town, we can enjoy a nice and peaceful garden.
Our town is well connected by train/bus to others nice cities like Milan, Turin, Genova, Alba, Pavia....
We have breakfast all together around 7,30am lunch around 1,30pm and dinner around 8pm. We don’t have special food habits, we like all the food, also from others countries. We have a typical Italian sweet breakfast, with caffè or cappuccino, biscuits or croissants. At lunch we often have pasta, rice, gnocchi or agnolotti, while at dinner meat, eggs, fish, cheese, vegetables, and once a week pizza!
We don’t smoke and we don’t drink alcohol, a part beer and wine sometimes.
Girls go to school from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 1pm, but they stay at school until 5pm on Thursday. (They’re home from school for summer holiday from June to the beginning of September, and a couple of weeks during Christmas and Easter festivities).
Anita plays Karate on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and Olly skates on Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
The house is quite big so I've started a b&b in July2017 and I run it just by myself. During these months, due to Coronavirus, I'm not working a lot...sadly ther's a big crisis in tourism. the previous years I've worked a lot, especially from April to November.
My husband has a businnes in photography and more precisely in the production of ceramic pictures(through a special process, you can apply photographs printed on paper on ceramic plaques to cook them in a special oven).
We’d like to host someone fluent in English, ideally a native English speaker, even better if you're a qualified teacher !
More Anita&Olivia listen, more they are involved, more they learn! This point is really important for us.
Then, we'll share daily household chores.Nothing too tiring, just an help around the house like a family member. We don't expect you clean up everyday!
You can help me in the kitchen (washing the dishes, charge/discharge the dishwasher, cooking sometimes) and help with cleaning/tidying up is needed just in the girls room.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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-You can stay in the historic center of Asti, a quite small town, ideal located to explore the surrounding, villages in countryside and Piedmont in general (Our hills are UNESCO Heritage and Lonely Planet guide 'best region to visit' choose Piedmont last year !).
It's also easy with train go to big cities as Turin / Milan and the lakes /Genova and Cinque Terre...
-You can learn more about our culture and our language too, with us, listening and speaking it at home. If you're particularly interested in learning Italian, it's also possible taking a free course in the town)
-You can taste several typical food and drink good wines known and appreciate all over the world ;)
....and I hope you can enjoy your time with us, having fun and learning something useful for you in the future !
What you can do here:
- You can help girls improving their English speaking a lot with them and playing Actively with them
- You can help around the house keeping the kitchen clean and girls room tidy, and help me cooking sometimes
- I'm interested in conversation with a mother tongue or someone who speaks English fluently, but If you are interested in learning Italian we can talk in Italian. Just English with the girls!!
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-A private bedroom(bathroom shared with girls)
-Free Internet wi-fi 24h24
-The use of washing machine and meals are included (If you're vegetarian, please consider we normally eat everything and I'm not very able to cook vegetarian food, so you'll cook vegetarian meals. Sorry but vegan is too extreme for us!)
-There is a seasonal swimming pool.
-Because of a space matter, we can't accept couples and families, please don't applicate if you're more then one traveller.
-We prefer hosting someone who don't smoke.
Please, just ask if you need any other further informations!
We're looking for someone reliable and honest, with whom we can happily share the house. For us it's important hosting someone outgoing and talkative, polite, clean and tidy..a good example for our girls.
Contact us!! We'll be more than happy to answer your messages, have a video call, and willing to meet you :)
Here we are, ready to welcome You !
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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Flexible,max 25 hours a week, 2 days off
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