Come help us enjoy La Bella Vita in Tuscany, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATE: From now, for August, we need one person for community management for our agriturismo. All social media work, including full management and rebuilt of Instagram, creating events and updating Facebook, update the website according to the latest Google SEO, taking photos and videos. Experience and references will be appreciated. It is better if you have already worked with editing programs, Photoshop etc.

    All of our extended family - me and my four brothers and sisters, and our parents, and our in-laws offer farm stay accommodation on an organic farm in the Tuscan countryside. The farm stay is about 8 km from the nearest, biggest towns of Montepulciano and Chianciano Terme.

    While one of us is always at the farm stay, all of us also have paid work away from the farm during the week. I work for our local council and, in my spare time, I run yoga workshops. I also offer yoga retreats at our farm stay. I am learning English but it is not yet good enough to make native English-speaking guests feel 'at home', as we would like them to be.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We want our helpers to feel part of our extended family and learn to love the Tuscan way of life. Feast days and rituals figure heavily on the Italian social calendar, and they are often open to participation by all and sundry. In fact, many of the nearby villages will have something on each month to be experienced.

    In addition to us providing accommodation and meals, our helpers also will have the opportunity to learn about how we serve Italian-vegetarian cooking from our own organic farm produce - an antique wheat and other grains - used in our restaurant. Helpers also can benefit from our approach to a balanced diet, promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Also as part of the cultural exchange, I would be happy to provide lessons in the dynamic form of yoga that I teach. Whether helpers are novices or already practice yoga, much can be gained from a new experience. Naturally, also, helpers will have a great opportunity with us to practice their Italian!

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We are new to the farm stay venture and are searching for someone, or a couple, to help us primarily with our English-speaking guests who stay in one of our two accommodation residences: B&B rooms, and a villa with three apartments. As our complex has a swimming pool and a vegetable garden that provides organic products for our meals, in busy times we need help here as well. Also, general and regular cleaning of the two villas to prepare the guests arrival.

    Helpers need to be healthy and fit to also assist us doing odd-jobs, such as maintaining the garden and pool. Better still if our helpers have an interest in yoga. The work itself is not difficult or onerous and, usually, it will be supervised. So, we don't require 'experts' but, rather, responsible people with positive energy who are willing to 'join' our family.

    Also I have a small child that I need help with when I am busy.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a double room with private bathroom available in our Bed and Breakfast accommodation that would be either shared by two individual helpers or be dedicated to a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many activities for helpers to enjoy in their time off. We're located in the natural reserve of Pietraporciana that is situated between two valleys in southern-central Tuscany, surrounded by farmland and woods. They are ideal places for bicycling, walking, bird-watching, and other pursuits such as painting.

    Nearby are wonderful villages with incredible history waiting to be explored. For example, there are hot springs In Chianciano Terme, Bagno San Filippo and Bagno Vignoni. Wine lovers will delight in Montepulciano and Montalcino, and also in Pienza that is the home to pecorino cheese. Helpers would need their own transport to reach these places.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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