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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello! We are George and Sophie from the UK. We work together to maintain two isolated farmhouses in a beautiful national park here in Tuscany and we need your help!

    We are a lighthearted, creative and driven couple, passionate about living a sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle off-the-grid! We enjoy the peace of living with nature and the seasons, but also the hard work that comes with restoring and maintaining the beautiful, 16th century, off-grid farmhouse that we live in.


    MAY 2017!

    With the arrival of our first baby this year, we are looking for longer term help, from 2 weeks to possibly a few months - who knows! We welcome single travellers or couples into our daily routine lifestyle and to experience life living by the season.

    In May, we need your help setting up in and around the house after a long winter of hibernation!

    Daily jobs are airing and re-decorating inside the house, but we also see it as a time to start exciting building projects, in spring 2017 we hope to make a new outside mezzanine and creative outside furniture and spaces.
    The garden also needs lots of attention at this time so that we can have yummy homegrown organic veggies in the summer. Digging, weeding, clearing brambles and preparing seeds are top priorities!
    As a volunteer it is a really beautiful time for you to see the valley and watch it 'spring' to life. It is also a very intimate time at the house, colder weather means cozy evening fires in the kitchen, sharing stories, good food and good company. We make our own wine and bake fresh sourdough bread most days.

    SUMMER 2017!

    In the summer time, we open our home completely by hosting groups and guests. It is an amazingly exciting and sociable time, and you will find yourself meeting many people and constantly learning. Our main role as a working group is cooking for guests and keeping on top of house work and washing. We are looking for volunteers who are confident, assertive and creative in the kitchen, who are confident to work as part of a team and independently at times.

    About the house and your stay as a guest....

    This is in an incredible part of Tuscany which is considered the 'Hidden Tuscany'. In contrast to the rolling hills, vine yards and the olive groves of classic Tuscany, here it is much wilder and mountainous and we are surrounded by lush forests.
    The house is literally in the middle of the woods (just inside the boarders of a national park in the east of Tuscany). It is perched on the mountain side of a small valley and reached by an old stone road only accessible on foot or 4x4 vehicle. The house is fully off grid, our electricity comes from solar and water is filtered from the mountain spring. Hot water is provided to the bathroom only, from a wood burning stove. It is an exceptionally peaceful place of untouched natural beauty, we are without neighbours and there is no light pollution in the valley, perfect for stargazing and forest-walks. Whether your interests are in meditation or you just enjoy the peace, this is a very special place just to be and experience nature.

    We hope to achieve a good balance between work and play and that volunteers leave us with fond memories and new friendships. More than anything, we like guests to feel at home here. It's really important that everyone feels like an equal and has their opinions heard; we cook, eat and live together like a temporary community. We usually host at least two volunteers at a time and are happy to host couples. In the house there is also a large library and a collection of instruments, which you are more than welcome to use.

  • Tipo de ayuda.

    Tipo de ayuda.

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Cocinar / compras
    Mantenimiento Bricolage
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda con un proyecto ecologico
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Otra

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We're looking for volunteer's who are passionate about off-grid living, energetic, independent and hardworking. Most of all, they must enjoy being outside and appreciate nature.

    What you will do here greatly depends on what you're capable of doing.

    The garden and house need constant attention and improvement.

    From May through until September we are looking for energetic and vibrant volunteers to help in and around the house with gardening and building/renovation projects and help with hosting guests in the summer months. Daily tasks are split equally amongst everyone, with mealtimes being a time for everyone to pitch in together.

    Daily tasks can include...

    Cooking (We are a vegetarian household, creativity and confidence are the key!)
    Tending to and watering our vegetable garden and chickens/ducks
    Cleaning
    Collecting and chopping firewood


    Our main focus from September onwards is to find people to help with the renovation of our new house.

    So tasks will be....

    Mixing cement
    Roof works
    General manual chores
    General house renovation and basic stonework
    Clearing brambles
    Chopping and collecting firewood

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    English, Italian and some German

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will have a private or shared room in the house. If you like to camp in the summer, we can provide tents etc or welcome you to bring your own, there is plenty of clear space for you to pitch.
    You will have access to whole house, use of kitchen, library and workshop. There is one shared flushing toilet and one hot shower/bathroom inside. There are also compost toilets and cold showers outside.

    The house is off-grid with electricity provided by just a small solar panel system - not a problem in summer but it can mean we have limited electricity supply in the spring and autumn months. Our water, comes clean and natural from a nearby spring. There is working internet, however it is not always connected, this is our personal preference but also to save power for lights and music.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Places to visit during your stay....

    La Verna - the medieval monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi. Perched high on a cliff face at the top of the mountain this sacred place is surrounded by some of the oldest and largest trees in the valley in a forest known as the 'foresta encantata' (enchanted forest). It is here where the Saint retreated in his cave and communed with the wildlife and nature and eventually received his stigmata. It is clear to understand why even to this day many pilgrims still visit this sacred wild place for prayer and meditation... or perhaps for some, just simply to enjoy the view!

    Next is the 'abandoned village' of San Silvestre. This once thriving village was deserted after the second world war and since then it has been left open to the destructive forces of nature and has slowly been eaten up by the wilderness. Here trees grow from the middle of the ruins and the only signs of life are the sheep loitering the old lanes and grazing the overgrowth. Although only abandoned this century, the village emanates a feeling of a 'lost civilisation'. Beautiful place for sunset!

    There are several waterfalls and rivers big enough for swimming in the valley. Indispensable on a hot day, these can be reached on foot and will no doubt be visited during your stay with us.

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    Please be aware that we are isolated and hard to get to. The house is literally in the middle of the woods, it can only be reached by 4x4 vehicles and of course on foot. It is a place to immerse yourself into nature, explore forests and footpaths and to simply enjoy the peace. Fantastic for walkers. It is not a place to use as a base from where you can easily go on day trips to other tourist cities in Italy.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Aceso a internet

    • Aceso a internet limitado

      Aceso a internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puede usted acudir?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puede usted acudir?

    más de dos

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day


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The enchanted forest 40 mins walk away near the monastery or St.Francis
One of 5 bedrooms
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