Help us at home and with kids and enjoy cultural exchange in Piedmont, Italy

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    >>> UPDATE! This summer we're still free from the 1st to the 15th of July <<<

    Dear workawayer,
    thank you for taking some time to read our profile :)

    THAT'S OUR FAMILY
    We're a young and easygoing family :)
    I'm Clotilde, you can call me Clo, my husband is Jacopo, and the two little sisters, are Anita (11y in August2022) and Olivia (9y in November2022).
    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.
    Please note, Siria is a bit shy at the beginning, she’ll bark you the first day, but then she'll be quite and so sweet with you too!

    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 Alba, Turin, Milan, Genova and the 5 terre....

    ABOUT US
    -Meals:
    We have breakfast all together around 7,00am, lunch around 1,30pm and dinner around 8pm.
    When girls are off from school we haven’t fixed time for meals.
    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.

    -Our daily routine:
    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 11 June to the 13th of September, and a couple of weeks during Christmas and Easter festivities). Anita is starting secondary school in September 2022, so it will be different, but at the moment I can't say how..She'll study English+Spanish and a musical instrument.
    Anita plays Basket twice a week (on Tuesday and Friday afternoon) and Olly skates (on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon).

    -Our Job:
    The house is quite big so I've started a b&b in 2018 and I run it just by myself. During these last 2years, due to Coronavirus, I'm not working a lot... sadly there was a big crisis in tourism. The previous year I've worked a lot, especially from April to November. I really hope this Spring2022 it will be a great year for tourism !!
    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).Sometimes I work in his office if there's not so much to do at home with guests.

    WE'D LIKE TO HOST..
    Someone fluent in English, ideally a native English speaker, even better if you're a qualified teacher. But I want to let you know we carefully consider applications from all workawayers!
    If you are interested in learning Italian no problem, we can talk in Italian, but, please, JUST ENGLISH WITH GIRLS!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -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..here you can taste several typical food and drink good wines known and appreciate all over the world

    -You can learn more about Italian 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-not during summer)

    -If you want, you can come with us when we plan daily trip to the countryside, or at the sea. We Sometimes we like to do it during the weekend, if there are not guests any home.

    ....and I hope you can enjoy your time with us, having fun and learning something useful for you in the future !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    -We're looking for someone who'd like to play ACTIVELY with girls, teaching them English in a funny way. More Anita&Olivia listen, more they learn! This point is really important for us, so please, do not consider out family if you're too shy and silent, and you're not ready to get involved having fun with them. They're no more babies just in need of supervision, now they need to be involved.

    -Anita starts secondary school this September and there she'll start playing a musical instrument for the first time. At the moment she doesn't know anything about music so it's great if you play something and you can teach her something about it.

    -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 (sweeping the floor, charging/discharging the dishwasher, cooking sometimes) and help with cleaning/tidying up is needed just in the girls area(their bedroom and bathroom).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    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

    -A private bedroom (Anita will sleep together with her sister and you'll have her room), and 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 don't know many vegetarian recipes :( that's means you'll help me more with cooking! Sorry but vegan is too extreme for us.
    -There is a seasonal swimming pool (middle June-Sep.)

    PLEASE NOTE:
    -We give priority to long stay, but we'll consider all the applications.
    -Because of a space matter, we can't accept couples and families, please don't applicate if you're more then one traveller.
    -That's a not smoking house.

    Please, just ask if you need any other further informations!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

    What else?
    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 !

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Flexible,max 25 hours a week, 2 days off

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