Come and help us with work or therapies enjoying the nature in east of Tuscany, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an association handling an isolated group of houses, a small village that was abandoned. We are restoring the houses. We are naturopaths and are working as a health center, helping people to re-establish a difficult health situation.
    We provide our guests with a health program, vegetarian food, massage, healthy activities and conferences. Our group is composed by at least 4 people. Our center is "open" and works with guests from mid april to 30th october, and from 23rd december to 11th January. We are also constantly, working as carpenters, builders, farmers... and taking care of our animals (chicken, dogs, cats(. The busiest months are usually June and September.
    The volunteers should have some skill in manual works or therapies. They should schedule their time for at least 3 weeks stay, being ready to do any kind of task, as in a normal house or farm or wellness center.
    The place is isolated, difficult to reach with public transportation and faraway from the "consumistic" society.
    We are at 850m altitude, the weather might be warm or cold in any period of the year.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Travellers will improve the italian language, meet interesting people and therapists, learn about health, food and therapies, as well as possibly receive some relaxing treatments.
    We are constantly in need for people able (and skilled) to do any kind of practical and technical maintenance works (building, chopping wood, growing vegetables, etc....)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Our place is like a little isolated village, any kind of work is needed and useful, possibly with experienced and skilled people. As we are also like a small clinic, any skill in alternative therapies (massage, reflexology, coaching,...) is welcome.
    A basic knowledge of Italian is highly appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Esperanto: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The worker has to be flexible: the accomodation can vary from a single room to a place in a camper or in a dormitory, according to the availability of the moment.
    Note that we are far away (4,5 km by foot or 7,5 km by car) from the closest city (the very small Badia Tedalda). Our location is excellent for landscape, walking or cycling and absolutely not for shopping;. It is never too warm as we are at 860m altitude.
    The public transportation is quite insufficient in our area.
    Smoking is allowed only out of the buildings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The workawayworkers can practice and learn many different types of works, they can practice italian and take vantage of the marvelous and wild nature. When we have our "health guests", they will meet many interesting people and become acquainted with alternative therapies. Surely they will learn vegetarian cooking.
    We are on the extreme east of Tuscany at the crossing of different regions: Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Marche; therefore an "independently motorized worker" can reach easily the Rimini beaches or the cities of SanMarino, Arezzo, Assisi, Urbino,...

    From the 22nd April to 20th October as well as from 25th Decembder to 12th January of each year, we are "open for public". The presence of workawayers with skills in therapies or entertainment (music, theatre, cooking,...) is welcome, possibly with a basic knowledge of Italian; in exchange we can provide some healthcare. We need to rebuild some stone and bricks walls, we need to cut the wood for the next winter, we need to prepare the ground for our vegetables; experience is highly appreciated. Volunteers with skills in therapies can participate in our healing programs.
    We are operating till end of October. September is usually a very busy month.
    During the whole period, we could also need to translate health books into English or other languages and for such task a true and good knowledge of your original language and a basic knowledge of Italian is needed.

    Public transportation can bring you to Badia Tedalda from West (quite easy through Arezzo and Sansepolcro) or from East (through Rimini, Novafeltria and not easily till Badia Tedalda). Then from Badia to Valdibrucia, we will come and collect upon a phone contact).

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    6 hours a day 7 days a week with full days free

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