Help us become self sufficient in our 17th-century farmhouse near Florence, Italy

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Giulia is from Verona and is a qualified pastry chef, Louis is from Munich who studied economics and organised classical music concerts and Virdis is from Macerata and is a Wall Street veteran.

    In spring 2020 we decided to come and live in a 17th century farmhouse and work the surrounding 30 hectares, 25 KM south east of Florence.

    Our aim is to become self sufficient. For now we are cultivating the vineyards, olive orchards and the vegetable garden with biological practices.

    Here we are confronted with all kind of tasks, no day is like another! From pruning to harvesting, from felling trees to rebuilding old stone walls, from dry cover cropping the vegetable garden to preparing the evenings dinner, from making apple vinegar to jams.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are trying to learn as much as possible, primarily from nature and by confronting old farming practices with new ones. We are pretty much every day seeking advice from our neighbour, a 75 year-old farmer. From him we not only discover old farming practices but also how people lived and what the cultural practices of the area were.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    You will be helping us in whatever task needs to get done that day! No specific experience is necessary. However, you should not be shy of getting your hands dirty and of physical tasks. Typical activities include pruning and gardening. Come mid September we will be dealing with our first vineyard harvest, whereas October will keep us busy with the olive groves and hopefully some good olive oil to be pressed!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    Italian: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    The farmhouse has three rooms (the photograph with the bedroom is one of them).
    We are always cooking and eating together.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The closest train station is a 10 minute drive from the farmhouse. From here the train takes 25 minutes to get to Florence. Should you be arriving by train, it is here that we will pick you up.

    The upper Valdarno valley not only has a wonderful landscape but is also home to an incredible culture. The next main road from the farmhouse was already used by the Etruscans to commute from Arezzo to Florence. Along this road churches named Pievi were build roughly 1000 years ago. These are real architectural masterpieces and unique to this area. Absolute breathtaking is the Castello di Sammezzano, an 18th century castle build in the moorish revival architectural style.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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