We are an Italo-Brazilian couple (Ana and Pantaleo) with two small boys (Luca and Matteo, 10 and 8), a dog (Boldo) and a cat (Noah) living in a farm in sunny Southern Italy. Pantaleo is an international consultant with development agencies. He spends a lot of his time working abroad and tries to conciliate that with the farm work, which is not easy! Ana is a yoga teacher and a bee keeper. She is also the family cook and driver :-)
We are looking for someone who loves kids, pets and countryside life, to give us a hand and be a temporary member of our family. We particularly need help with the kids, which means playing with them (and helping us keep low levels of screen time) and driving them to different activities. Help in the kitchen, with house chores, the garden and the pets is also super welcome.
Note: Unfortunately we are not in the position of helping applicants to Italian citizenship.
Pratique d’une langue
S’occuper des animaux
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
The area where we live is known as Salento, located in the heel of the Italian boot. Here you will find the sun shining all year round, the the uniquely turquoise Mediterranean sea, astonishing sea cliffs, magical pinewoods, the constant wind, either the warm humid Scirocco blowing from Africa, or the cold dry Tramontana blowing from the North. In our home, you will get used to people switching from Portuguese to Italian to English, while listening to jazz and Brazilian music :-) You'll also have access to some musical instruments, as Pantaleo is a late trumpet player and is instilling his passion into Luca. We are adept of family meals and used to cooking and eating together. You will be most welcome to join us and share your recipes and food stories, as we believe this is part of a rich cultural exchange. After dinner, especially in wintertime, we like to do some family activity, like card games and story telling. We are early birds and sports lovers. There are bikes, all sorts of balls and even an amateur soccer/football pitch in the farm.
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
- Creative play and driving;
- Support on house chores such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, gardening and pet care;
The person we are looking for has the following qualities/skills:
- Love for the countryside lifestyle, children and pets
- Good work ethics
- Drivers’ licence is a must
- Independence, organisation and tidiness are also important
Preferred languages spoken: Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish or French (in this order of preference). Our children understand Italian and Portuguese, and we would like them to be exposed to and trained in other languages, particularly English.
We are looking for someone who wants to commit for at least 2 weeks.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.
You will have your own private room with shared bathroom (the house has three bathrooms so this should not be a problem). You'll be asked to keep your room clean, do your own laundry and help in household chores. The house has decent heating (not obvious in Southern Italy) and wi-fi.
We offer full board, not exclusively but mainly vegetarian, with many fresh organic vegetables.
You can use our bikes and our second family car, if available, in your free time.
You can enjoy the surrounding countryside and seaside (google Torre Sant’Andrea and Torre Dell'Orso to see what the nearest seaside looks like!). Running and cycling are good options, and you can borrow one of our bikes anytime during your stay. You can also visit beautiful historical cities such as Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto (between 30 and 60 minutes by train - the train station is 15 minutes far by bike). From Lecce, there you can reach other interesting destinations, including natural parks, the city of Matera, etc. in short weekend trips.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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