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Ciao I was born in 1978 and run this small farm located in the far north of Piemonte at about 500 m above sea level (during the winter) and move to 1200 m in the summer. I have livestock (about 60) cattle, goats, sheep, and make cheese (from cow's milk), butter and ricotta from May to November; I grow potatoes, have a small orchard and vegetable garden for my own use. Out of respect for the animals and the environment I have chosen to milk by hand, without cereal fodder and traditional transhumance without using vehicles. On the farm WWOOFers will find hospitality, a family environment, good food and beautiful scenery all around. I ask for help in all aspects of the animals care, cheesemaking, haymaking, cleaning the pastures, I do not have much spare time but I do everything with great enthusiasm and at times am joined by family and friends. Accommodation is in the main refuge with shared bathroom, in a communal room with several beds in the attic. During the year I carry out other small jobs outside the farm. I would like to share experiences with you, teach what I know and learn what you can teach me. We need help all year round- We speak Italian and school level English and French (and am very willing to learn).
We are a couple (born 1981 and 82). We live in an Alpine mountain house, at an altitude of 1000 m, on the border with Switzerland Lake Maggiore, at a crossroads of footpaths, the house has been abandoned for 30 years and we are laboriously restoring it. We have two girls (born 2003 and 2007) and a herd of black Verzasca goats, we breed them and make raw milk products in our dairy. We herd them daily in very mountainous terrain, we also have two pigs. To get here you need to take a footpath (about 90 min and 500 m altitude), and carry everything you need. The house and the dairy are powered by renewable energy. Bunk beds in the dormitory, bathroom in the house. For years we have hosted agricultural student interns, studious people from this sector are very welcome. We also eat meat, we cannot cater for vegans. We need help all year round, we can not accommodate children. Jobs vary according to the season; shepherding the animals, firewood, manure spreading, helping the goats kid, hand milking and cheese making (production from March to October), pasture, mucking out, gardening, clearing paths, fencing and other activities related to work in the mountains. We ask for motivation, commitment, respect and interest in the proposed activities and interview by phone, skype and e mail to know, because a mountain life is very exacting. Warm but Spartan welcome assured. We speak French, Spanish and little English.
We are a couple with a son (born in 2012) and we have a farm with about 25 cows, a bull and some heifers/calves. We also have 3 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. From the beginning of June to mid-October we are in the alps: at the beginning at an altitude of 1300m, in the two middle months at 1700 m, in a Natural Park in the north of Piemonte. We produce raw milk cheese, butter, ricotta and yogurt and sell our produce directly in front of the house in the mountain pastures to the tourists/hikers passing by. It is important that you can speak a little Italian to help with the selling, my wife is German but speaks Italian. At 1300 m we have a caravan for WWOOFers, at 1700m a bed in the attic of a house shared with two others. We eat all meals together. The days are very long due to the amount of work we have. For us it is important that those who decide to come and stay with us have a time availability and willingness to cooperate with us in the farm tasks also with the daily tasks of communal life such as cooking, cleaning. We would like someone who would be happy to stay with our son at times, ... it is also crucial to be motivated to be able to tolerate the hard but satisfying life in the mountains! We host one person from early June to mid-October, preferably for a period of six weeks. We can accommodate two from mid-July to late August.