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Help with garden work in the Roman countryside

Country: Italy

Workaway Host rating
9
Last Activity
27/07/2014

Description

We are a French/German couple with our two baby girls living in a beautiful medieval village in Lazio on the border to Umbria (rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards) just one hour away from the eternal city of Rome (60km, easy access by public transport). We live in a beautifully to modern standards restored old, spacious stone house with a large garden with many olive and fruit trees.

We are looking for someone to help us with garden work, above all cutting and burning of gras and bushes.
We are sure you will love the area, the people and our house. Ideally, you are between 20-70 years old and enjoy Italian country life, good and healthy food, and are culturally and historically interested in the region of Rome and Lazio (no precondition, of course, you would just enjoy the experience even more). You will easily find friends among the very open and friendly locals and especially among the many expats of Swiss, French, English, German, or American origin.

We are looking for a healthy, energetic individual who would like to stay with us for about 2 weeks. We have enough space to accommodate you. You will have your own independent bedroom and bathroom, and, of course, high speed internet. You will share the kitchen, the living room, the large garden and several terraces with us. We will provide all meals (homemade French and Italian cooking).

Area

Lazio, Rome, Umbria

Type of help

Farming,
Gardening

Help

We expect you to work in the garden 5 hours a day and also expect some general help with household shores like setting the table, doing the dishes, cleaning your own room/bathroom etc.

In your free time you can visit the eternal city of Rome and all its sights in its close surrounding, such as Frascati, the Villa Hadriana in Tivoli, the Etruscan sites close to Viterbo, but also Napoli or Florence can be reached within 2 hours and make for a great overnight trip. You can also visit Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208. You can spend a day on the beach sunbathing, or hiking in the mountains (Apennines). We also have several pools in the area, one even natural hot springs.

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian

Accommodation

An independent bedroom + bathroom in our beautiful casale in the historical center of a medieval village in Lazio, one hour away from Rome.

What else ...

You have your own room including your own bathroom and we have ADSL WiFi internet access!!

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

5 hours/day

Photos

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Nina as Christmas angel
Nina as Christmas angel
Host ref number: 413138387631

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