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A Self Employed Family in the Tuscan Mountains

Country: Italy

Updated

Workaway Host rating
26
Last Activity
27/07/2014

Description

We are a bi-lingual and bi-cultural British/Italian family made up of Charlotte, Claudio and our two children (aged 8 and 6). Our family lives in the small village of Montefegatesi in the Appenine mountains in northern Tuscany.

We run our own construction and property management company, and would appreciate help with a wide variety of activities both within the business, and in our own home and with the children. In return we can offer an amazing experience in a medieval Tuscan hill town filled with friendly outgoing locals who will love to welcome you to their world and teach you the language.

Over the summer, my sister-in-law and I are looking for individuals interested in establishing a type of summer activities curriculum for our four children (mine, and two girls aged 2 and a half and 6). This would run as a sort of summer school/camp.

We would prefer people to stay for at least a month, but we're willing to consider shorter stays so please feel free to get in touch if you think we might be able to help each other out.

Area

Tuscany

Type of help

Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Help in the house,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
Building,
Gardening

Help

Right now we are looking for people to help us with childcare over the long summer holidays. My sister in law and I would love to find someone (or several people) interested in organising a summer program for our children (my two and two of my nieces aged 2 and a half and 6). The children have 3 months off school and need entertaining/educational things to do! We love the idea of them being able to do something creative, perhaps musical, perhaps a performance of some kind.... Reading, creative writing, sports, treasure hunts, activities using local nature as the focus, artwork, and of course school homework and music practice! But most of all fun, fun, fun!

I (Charlotte) manage our small construction and property management business and would love to have some help with basic administration and the various tasks required at the properties we manage. I could also do with some assistance with computers/technology in general, and database and website development in particular.

I am always interested in looking at new ways of managing the business and would be very interested to hear from business people and accountants - financial management is not our forté so any help with this would be very gratefully received!

Claudio, works as a builder and runs the construction side of the business. We are also hoping to start work on our own new home again after a long pause caused by the economic crisis and help with this would be welcomed.

We have a good sized veggie garden and look after others gardens too, and living in the country there are always outdoors jobs like wood chopping and stacking that need to be done.

If you are an engineer or like tinkering around with motors we have a couple of decrepit vehicles that could do with some attention.

You don't need to be able to help with all of the above! Please do get in touch if you like our profile and think you might be able to help us out whilst enjoying the area and the scenery!

Languages spoken

English and Italian

Accommodation

We have a two-bedroom house just around the corner from our home, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom and space to relax. Depending on the time you come, you may have the house to yourself or share with other workawayers.

What else ...

Our village Montefegatesi is the perfect place to experience real Italian life, and we are happy to involve you with local occasions. We are a friendly family and we love to work with people as a team. We believe in treating others as we would like to be treated and working with individuals strengths and weaknesses to get the best for everyone.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

Variable and definitely something we can work out with individual workawayers.

Photos

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Claudio - pretending to be the mayor!
Claudio - pretending to be the mayor!
Charlotte
Charlotte
View from the upstairs bedroom in the Workaway house.
View from the upstairs bedroom in the Workaway house.
Montefegatesi
Montefegatesi
Host ref number: 475911786172

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