La Casa Celeste B&B
La Casa Celeste is a reputable B&B with guests visiting from all over the world. Volunteers will get to interact with our guests, make friends, and even network for other opportunities in other parts of the world. We get many business owners, some of whom I have already been able to trade a stay at the B&B for their services, such as professional photography, custom embroidering of my logo on guest items, business cards and keychains, and much more. I've also had many guests invite me to stay with them at their home should I happen to visit their country. Plus, there is the hands-on experience of working in the hospitality industry that will empower volunteers with skills needed for paying jobs in hotels, restaurants and resorts. The best part of volunteering at La Casa Celeste is that you get to stay in Italy in the beautiful Piedmont region, only a short train-ride away from some of the best wineries in the world, along with cities known the world over for their food, cheeses, truffles, attractions and rich history.
I am an American expat. I moved to Italy in 2019 and my dream of owning a B&B was realized. I left corporate America because of the poor work/life balance, the stress, and lack of any reasonable job security. I was also unhappy with the lifestyle. Operating my B&B is so much more enjoyable, and I absolutely love living the Italian lifestyle, la dolce vita. I am very friendly, quiet at times, caring and compassionate, hard-working, neat and tidy, and have bursts of creativity. I love movies and music, decorating, gardening and cooking. I have a 29 year old son who is a mechanical engineer and living in Puerto Rico, so I do have a mothering tendency but in a good way. I volunteered for several years in my 30s at a clinic for the blind and visually impaired, so I know how to be of service. Volunteers can expect to be treated kindly, fairly, compassionately, and generously. I am also a big believer in saying please and thank you, and express and show my gratitude often. Volunteers will have privacy and their own "space." Volunteers will also have flexible routines, and I do not micro-manage. I trust volunteers to learn the work and then manage their own schedules.