Help us on our farm very close to the historical centre of Perugia, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our farmstay!
    Our project consists of a sustainable approach to life in its various aspects: energy, farming, travelling, as well as the mundane choices that we make on a daily basis. An essential sustainable element to this project is work-exchange itself, as our volunteers have the opportunity to engage with these approaches, learn from them, and experience cultural enrichment not only through volunteering itself at the farm but also through contact with our guests from all over the world.
    It is the ideal placement for those volunteers who are looking for a unique work-holiday experience in a friendly, open, and engaging atmosphere. This opportunity is based on cultural exchange: you can enjoy a glimpse of Perugian farm life through daily interaction with our family, farm animals, and the other international volunteers. Depending on the period of the year, we normally host between 1-2 volunteers at a time.
    You will be surrounded by a beautiful green countryside setting during the day and will have the afternoons and days off to visit the historical center of Perugia (5km away!) and other cultural must-sees like Assisi, the Trasimeno Lake, Spello, Spoleto, Gubbio, etc. Additionally, volunteers can take advantage of the same local, off-the beaten-path cultural activities like wine tastings, chocolate factory visits, beer tastings. These are all within 3km from the farmhouse!


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in the countryside but are also very close to the historical center of Perugia (1.50 euro bus ticket to town), so it will be very easy to experience the different aspects of both farm and city life in your free time.

  • Help

    Help

    Next available positions at the farmhouse:
    Autumn/Winter availability: November, December)
    Not necessarily from the same person, we are looking for some help with:
    - Olive picking and gardening
    - Light childcare while I am present at home for a 1-year old (must be vaccinated and have informal experience with young children)
    - Help tidying up our house (vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen)


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    Please send us an email only after having read our profile description carefully and having considered if our placement is a good fit for you.

    We need help with many different tasks and are therefore used to hosting a wide array of volunteers who possess a variety of different skill sets. Depending on the period of the year, the help that we need includes:

    - Gardening/outdoor maintenance and farm-related tasks: Feeding the animals, cleaning up after them. Cutting grass, planting and weeding in the green house, digging holes, collecting olives and fruit, watering plants, stocking wood-piles, general outdoor organization like sweeping, tidying up, cleaning the pool, etc.
    - Helping keep the house, spaces occupied by the volunteers and our family, tidy and keeping communal spaces like the kitchen, bathroom clean.

    We expect volunteers to have fun while still being able to recognise the importance of the help that we ask for. We are looking for someone who can complete the given tasks in an efficient, independent, and timely manner, who takes pride in their work, and who is looking to be a part of a team. Volunteers should enjoy the chores and have a positive attitude and be keen on learning.

    Do not hesitate to contact us for any info you may need!

    Ciao
    Manuele and Laura


  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the main farmhouse building where we accommodate our guests. Volunteers will share a small, private room. Though we have been unable to have meals together since the pandemic, we do provide some (not all) food that volunteers can use to prepare their meals, dry goods like pasta, rice, lentils, bread, biscuits, croissants, and some fruit and vegetables, sometimes from our greenhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Spending your free time so that YOU get the most out of this experience would include engaging guests and bonding with them over activities that our area has to offer: wine tastings, chocolate factory tours, going to the town markets, etc.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

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Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (4.3)

Communication: (4.7)





















































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