Help needed in the country near Asti, Piemonte, Italy

  • Italia
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  • Última actividad: 16/11/2022



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    "The secret is not to take care of the butterflies , but take care of the garden , so the butterflies come to you .
    At the end there is not who you were looking for, but who was looking for you."

    JUNE-JULY ‘02 : the weather here is so hot that’s just a matter of survival. I just watered plants and did something outside till 10am then again watered plants and did something around after sunset.
    Probably next summer, could be a good idea looking for Workawayers coming straight from Sahara desert 🤷‍♀️😂😂🤣
    But I came to the conclusion that the community I was speaking about existed only in my dreams. So I changed the title of my project with a more realistic one. Probably, for being a community we should be at least two.
    At present I’m only a dreamer and a lonely wolf🤷‍♀️

    MAY ‘02
    As I said in my last review, I hosted an excellent Workawayer that, despite young age was very skilled and efficient. So big works this place was needing have been done. Moreover I hosted also an old friend (fellow Workawayer in Spain some years ago) that gave his contribution. Now waiting for bills that increased for sure and stopped for a while hosting people.
    Works to be done are long term projects and need materials and money:
    - transforming the barbecue in an oven
    - building a dry toilet in the vegetable garden
    - installing lights turning on when we move in the area
    - …..
    So I will host only people that have real experiences about them.

    APRIL ‘02
    I started a little vegetable garden in “permaculture “ or something similar.
    Help coming from time to time from Paola. But she’ s busy so I do by myself. Supervisor Luciana (that’s a permaculture teacher) but she’s as well often away so helping online. Unexpected help from a couple of neighbors giving manure and straw.
    At present I super need strong people to move items that stuck me in proceeding with some little projects, stones to remove and recycle in other places, aromatic herbs spiral…
    Could be useful having a dry toilet near the vegetable garden but it’s not easy to build it and I don’t know what materials are needed.
    I started documenting work done in a Facebook page “Benvenute farfalle “ (welcome butterflies) .
    Long list of work to be done. Should add instructions in English because the most difficult thing is to be understood by Workawayers. Also about how I do to save water and electricity.

    MARCH 02 a.C.
    I alternate periods at home in Sessant and at the seaside in Sanremo. Joined two telegram groups: Villaggiamo Asti & Villaggiamo Liguria to find people with similar interest.
    In Liguria I helped a lady to collect mimosas. I suggested her to join Workaway Anyway I brought her another couple of friends to help.
    In my area I met a girl that wanted to start a vegetable; we have a common friend that’s Permaculture teacher and is helping us. At present planted salad, onions, beans, zucchini and learned what’s a vangaforca 🤷‍♀️😂😂
    Home again.NOW : I need help for moving materials + various related to Spring season.
    Accomodation can be independent in the small apartment downstairs because the temperatures are warm and the sun shines.

    FEBRUARY ‘02
    I’ve been harvesting mimosas in Sanremo (Italian coast near French border).
    I come back from a trip in south Italy and Sicily.October and November I was there.
    I collected ideas and inspiration, new energies.
    HELP NEEDED (but can be that’s already done by myself if nobody comes🤷‍♀️😂)


    So, read what you could do for being helpful:

    - in small RAINBOW apartment downstairs:
    >cleaning everything
    > installing maybe a second stove for winter

    - in big apartment upstairs:
    >cleaning windows, kitchen and bathrooms
    > removing spiders webs

    Outside (yard, garages, laboratory, vegetable garden, land..)there are always many works to be done :
    > brooming, removing and moving leaves and hay to composter that will become a new vegetable bed
    - watering plants
    - weeding but not too much
    >building a dry toilet for camping
    - transforming a barbecue in a oven

    Any other work or reparation that can be done recycling materials and with small budget.

    - Welcome Workawayers experienced in what I listed above.

    - As the weather can be very cold or hot depending on the season, I count spending time inside in creative activities : available many beads and broken necklaces to create new jewels, second hand clothes and fabric to recycle. sewing machine available .

    WELCOME ALSO : electricians, plumbers, woodworkers, painters, permaculture experts, …..

    This place has qualities for creating a self sustainable community.

    But how to improve with little money? How to organize people living here?
    How to share a common philosophy?
    How to find valid collaborations?

    I WILL GIVE PRIORITY TO WA WITH PROVED SKILLS. Sorry but, by experience, I prefer people used to and able to work in team but also independently.
    Exceeding use of alcohol and / or other addictions are not suitable as interfering too much with work.
    From Asti you can reach Torino, Milano, Genova in half/one hour by train.

    i can help you to find timetables online when you're sure to come and tell me from where/when you arrive.

    Ours is a large house built by my great-grandmother around 1900.

    From 1997 I came back here and the house has changed many inhabitants.
    At present an informal community: my sister living next door, Giuseppe the barman and the staff of the cafè nearby, neighbours on a farm sharing same yard and my mum living next door+ friends and wa passing by and some animals.
    i escape cold months to work in wa me too or visiting friends. I grab ideas during my trips and bring them home
    I have been a host for many years... trying to select people with good energy,
    I used to show my guests the wonders of our land or to suggest events or concerts.

    I prefer working with music: reggae, hip hop, blues, soul, african, funky, ... IF YOU DON'T LIKE CAN BE ANNOYING

    -I try to reduce as much as possible consumption of water and electricity because it’s expensive and I don’t like waste.

    - I organized items for swapping and second hand markets , also available for workawayers (clothes, books, bags, tools,..) .

    - i have a bike available but we move quite easily in all directions following paths in meadows and woods or using buses stopping in front of the house.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I love cooking and learning new recipes. I eat quite everything . mostly vegetables, pasta, fruit , cereals . I don't like meat but if it comes as present from a friend I accept and share with guests. If you like to drink a glass of red wine, our area has very good ones.
    i'm a smoker. but i do only out of the house.

  • Ayuda


    I’m retired from September ‘21 so my habits are changing a bit.
    My plans are to travel more using Workaway or visiting friends.
    But at the same time I must take care of the house so I will come back from time to time.
    Spending here some months and hosting Workawayers.
    The idea is to do as much as possible when I’m here and the help of a workawayer could be precious.
    Heavy works or cleaning deeply take time. Moreover working together is fun while working alone is a boring task.

    Useful a driving licence or a bike if you like exploring paths.
    Welcome awareness, humour, aesthetic and practical sense.

    I’m improving my relationships with my neighbours, with theStaff of bar/restaurant next door, my sister and with my mother living in front.
    Through my example they started understanding Workaway philosophy so workers’ presence is testimonial of its values.

    They don't speak much other languages, but sometimes need help, so good relationships with them are important and we can get friendship, food and gratitude in exchange.

    I offer to workawayers good food mostly vegetarian.

    In the evenings (if we're not too tired) and sometimes in weekends ,we could explore together places in the surroundings,, listen to music, watch videos, chat, visit friends,...
    Sea, mountains and big towns as Torino, Genova, Milano are 1-2 hours away so visits are possible
    You can see beauties around ( romanic churches, castles, little villages) and the valley I live is still very woody with well organized pathways for mountain biking and trekking.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Español: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento


    My son now works abroad and comes home just a few weeks. So his room is available and a private bathroom as well.
    the house is 150 sm so privacy is possible. we share the kitchen, a studio with a double couchbed, a terrace.
    Downstairs there is a small flat with basic kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. No heathing system but hot water available. It could be useful for a couple or someone staying longterm April/October or needing more privacy. But I can’t offer residence and need contribution for electricity and water consumption.
    Also possible to plant in the ex vegetable garden.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    In autumn and spring I put thermostats low opening windows in the morning to let the sun in.
    If you need more warmth , better considering other places.
    By experience, I think it’s easier if wa speak a little Italian. I’m fluent in English and French but it’s exhausting speaking always in another language. Better sharing the effort 😉

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Our connection is good. You can live independently in the studio downstairs and have breakfast and lunch for cheap delivered by the cafe’ restaurant nearby. The staff is young and friendly. In good season you can also work in terrace or garden

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Tents and campervans (not higher than 3.50m) are welcome but toilet and shower outside are basic and we must cut the grass from time to time anyway

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Neighbors have two dogs and some donkeys and chickens. A couple of cats from other neighbors are often passing by. I haven’t yet a gate to close the yard so your pets should be under your responsibility.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Max 5 hours 5 days a week

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