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




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    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 2-4 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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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


    Next available positions at the farmhouse:

    Spring availability: April, May. (Ideally 3-4 weeks long)
    ** We are also looking for one or two Dutch volunteers to help us in the beginning of June with a Dutch wedding, (interpreting, babysitting/entertaining kids, in addition to other listed tasks in our profile) Minimum 3-4 week stay.**


    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:
    - Childcare our 2-year-old son. Taking him for walks, playing games with him, and keeping him entertained both indoors and outdoors through physical activity, music, art, etc.
    - 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. Washing dishes after meals, keeping communal spaces like the kitchen, bathroom clean.
    - House-sitting: When we are out in the afternoon we sometimes ask volunteers simply to be present for a few hours, especially in winter.
    - Wall art: In the winter time especially we look for volunteers who have experience in painting, specifically landscape/nature painting.

    The ideal volunteer for a stay with us is: active, social, hard-working, responsible, reliable, energetic, a good communicator, interested in exploring the area and learning new things. If you are a couch potato or an internet-addict, this is not the placement for you.

    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!

    Manuele and Laura

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English

  • Accommodation


    In the main farmhouse building where we accommodate our guests. Volunteers will either share a dorm room with other volunteers and backpacker guests or will share a small, private room with one other volunteer. We provide breakfast and lunch on helping days. Volunteers are on their own for dinner; we provide dry-goods staples like pasta, rice, lentils, etc that volunteers can use.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

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