Help create a healing nature retreat in Tuscany

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28/02/2015

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  • Description

    Description

    Together with my 13 year old daughter Rosie I live in a lovely position in a gorgeous valley, yet within walking distance of a local town with cafes, restaurants and views. It's a special place of healing and beautiful nature. We're in the mountains of Monte Amiata, an undiscovered part of southern Tuscany, although the vibrant local town Castel del Piano is close by. I work with colour and astrology and offer readings, courses and workshops. We live a holistic lifestyle and eat a healthy diet that is mostly vegetarian. We're English, but intend to start speaking Italian at home sometimes. We enjoy hosting Workawayers, the mutual exchange, making new friends, sharing the simple beauty of our life in Italy, and have been so delighted and grateful for all the wonderful people who have come to stay and help!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practise
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    During February and March we need help from people with specialist skills such as plumbing, building and pruning olive trees. Skills with computers could be useful: updating a website, backing up, updating software. From April through the summer we'll need help in the garden, maintenance and cleaning in the house and also with the villa I look after. We love to eat good vegetarian food, so really appreciate any help with cooking simple, healthy meals. Rosie would like some help with her Maths homework and I'd like to practice my Italian. Usually the maximum time we accept people is for 2 weeks unless you have specialist skills where the work may last longer. Your contribution would be very much appreciated and in return for you putting in 100% we will do our best to make you feel at home and give you an experience to treasure.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French and Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is sometimes in your own self-contained room on a comfortable single or double bed. During the late spring and summer accommodation is usually in a bell tent on a double airbed. All linen and towels are provided. We eat lunch and supper together and you can help yourself to breakfast.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can walk to the local town Castel del Piano and there are cafes, shops, fountains and a beautiful square with a view. This is a very natural, beautiful setting and there are some lovely walks or places to run. You can walk to a lovely spot by the river from here. At the weekend Workaways sometimes take trips to Pisa, Florence or Siena. If you are with us we may invite people over, visit a local festa or take you to a lovely river spot.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day 6 days a week


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