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

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a 22-year-old guy who runs a nice 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.

    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).

    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 guests, wine, garden care, apartment cleaning, and PHOTOGRAPHY.

    From the middle of November 2020 we are starting to restore the house, due to this we need people who are ready to get their hands dirty. The skills of woodwork, repair and welding are an advantage.

    I believe that having different points of view from people around the world is one of the most important things for a business.

    We are searching 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

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The farmhouse is a 16th-century farmhouse and we collaborate with many famous wineries of Montepulciano. You will see how wine is produced and you will know places full of history and tradition. You will learn how to cook our traditional dishes. 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 many Italian and foreign friends. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful area, near the Val d'Orcia and many UNESCO heritage sites.

    You will have free time to visit all the beauties that surround us.
    You can relax in our pool during work-less days and go out with me and my friends.
    In Castiglione del Lago, 6 km from us, there are many parties by the lake and many young people.

    During my free time, we can visit the most known touristic areas that surround us.

    You will live an unforgettable experience!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a person with specific skills and abilities.

    Required skills:
    - Previous experiences in hospitality and gardening;
    - Good level of English (Candidates who know several languages will have an advantage);
    - Skills in PHOTOGRAPHY and social networks (Instagram, Facebook);
    - Open and dynamic mentality (talking to our guests and making new friends is essential for us), our Workawayers will be smiling, friendly and always available to guests;
    - Own sense of beauty (we will work together in building brand and e-commerce for our products);
    - Have good inventiveness (Good ideas will be appreciated);

    Preferable skills:
    - Experiences with Photoshop and Premiere pro cc.

    Extra help:
    Helping our chef during cooking lessons.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live 4 km from the farmhouse, in a small village in the countryside, small but equipped with all services such as supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bar, gym and much more.
    In the summer it's very hot and it rarely rains.
    You will live in our house and sleep in the guest room.
    You will eat with us and you will eat very well indeed. From meat to homemade pasta, we are very attentive to food. We only eat organic and healthy foods that often come from our area. The Mediterranean diet is full of typical dishes that will leave you entranced.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Castiglione del Lago there are many bonfires and parties along the lake.
    You can go out with my friends, go to the cinema, to the gym, visit museums and cities of art. 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.
    My friends will be also very happy to pick you up in their car.
    During my free days (not a lot), 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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