Help in a sixteenth-century farmhouse among vineyards, olive groves and Unesco heritage sites in Tuscany, Italy.

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    READ DESCRIPTION FULLY - TELL US HOW YOU CAN HELP

    FYI: In order to be considered as a workawayer, you must be minimum 21 years old, have an european citizenship and be able to work at least 1 month. Furthermore, we don't hire couples or groups at the moment.

    Ciao! I’m a 25-year-old guy who runs a busy farmhouse in Tuscany, near Montepulciano, with my family and staff. The farmhouse, located in a beautiful position, on a hill of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, sunflower fields, and lakes, is one of the most famous in the area.

    We produce DOC red wine, extra virgin olive oil, and honey, which will be ready for shipments in September.

    This year we have a lot of new projects to develop. For this reason, we are looking for a person who can help us with house maintenance, guests and garden care.

    The tasks will typically be:
    House maintenance
    - cleaning our area (kitchen and common room)
    - making beds in our guest apartments (remove bedsheets and put clean ones on)

    Guests:
    - preparing and serving breakfast
    - serving (typically late) dinner
    - in general being available if they need help

    Garden care:
    - watering the plants
    - cutting the grass
    - cleaning the pool
    - taking care of olive trees and vineyards (September - November)

    We’re always busy at the farmhouse, therefore we seek workawayers who has some knowledge or skills within house maintenance, guest care and gardening. We are hardworking people, so we’re also looking for workawayers who can get up early for making breakfast and go late to bed after serving dinner.

    I believe that having different points of view from people around the world is one of the most important things for a business. Maybe you can teach us something!

    We are looking for a Workayer, but mostly for a loyal and respectful friend, a new foreign member of our family!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The farmhouse is located near UNESCO heritage sites (Montepulciano, Val d'Orcia, Assisi, Siena) and many other famous cities and countries (Florence, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Cortona, Città della Pieve, Rome, Castiglione del Lago, Orvieto).

    We host people from all over the world (United States, China, Canada, Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Spain, Austria ...) and we get easily fully booked since we open (April 3d) when we close (October 30th).

    The farmhouse is a 16th-century farmhouse and we collaborate with many famous wineries of Montepulciano. You will see how wine is produced (September) and you will know places full of history and tradition. You will make friends with people from all over the world.

    You will live in Italy like a true Italian and when you will return home you will have greeted Italian and foreign friends. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful area, near the Val d'Orcia and many UNESCO heritage sites.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Preferred skills:
    - Previous experience in house maintenance
    - Previous experience in guest-caring
    - Previous experience in gardening
    - Average experience in cleaning
    - Good level of English (if you’re intermediate or fluent in Italian, you will have an advantage)
    - Open-minded point of view

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in an apartment 15 min from the farmhouse in Castiglione Del Lago. You will share a room with our other (very sweet and kind) workawayer and share bathrooms as well. Normally we go to the farmhouse in the morning and comeback in late evening, so you will spend both breakfast and dinner there. We eat together and only buy organic and healthy foods that often come from our area or Italy. Castiglione Del Lago is equipped with all services such as supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bar, gym and much more.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Castiglione del Lago there are many bonfires and parties along the lake in the summer time. In your free time, you can do whatever you want. There are many bus schedules and a train station to quickly reach Rome, Florence, and the other cities. During my free days we will visit the most known tourist place in the area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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