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Peace and tranquility amid glorious gardens in Umbria, Italy

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  • Last activity: 22 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We live in the hills above Umbertide on a property that has gardens and three buildings , two of which are for rental . We have two dogs , three chickens and an uncountable number of fish.
    Work usually consists of gardening , light construction work, dog walking, decorating and general tidying everywhere.
    In return for about 4 hours work a day we offer three meals a day, accommodation and 2 days off once a week.
    We are an English couple who have lived here for 12 years, with 4 children ,who have all flown the nest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although we are English and heve lived in Italy for 12 years we have spent our working lives travelling, latterly in Asia. This Global perspective is what we share with our helpers.
    I am an experienced caterer and am willing to teach our helpers many Italian and Global cuisine dishes.
    Our area is world renown for olive oil , wine , truffles, pork products and we can share the details of harvesting, production and marketing of same.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Or particular interest are , carpentry, stone masonry, weed wacking (strimming) painting and decorating.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Usually you will have a room en-suite to yourself in one of the rental houses. If we have guests , you can be in the main house with an en - suite room.
    We eat as a family in our main kitchen and food is provided . I generally cook but am very interested in other people bringing recipes and showing me their cuisine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport is limited but we normally visit Umbertide , the local town three times a week. From this town it is possible on public transport to reach Perugia, Assisi, and Gubbio.
    For those interested on hiking there are many walks from the house and there are also some substantial hills to climb.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 176915162726

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