Italian/English family with 4 boys (only one left at home) living in Tuscan farmhouse need help! Italy



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  • Description


    We are in the midst of a beautiful area, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Our Tuscan farmhouse is located 3kms away from the train station in the town of Rufina, frequently connecting with Santa Maria Novella station in Florence. Trips take 35’. We have 1 hectare of land, which includes a garden, vegetable garden, 200 olive trees and various fruit trees. We keep chickens, rabbits, and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats. We also have an apartment that we rent to holiday makers. We are a family of 6 people. Suzy who is English and her husband Salvatore, originally from Sicily. We have 4 sons (29, 27, 25 and 18 years of age) but who don’t all live at home anymore. We speak English, Italian, French, German and a bit of Spanish, and we all eat together. We are all very passionate about cooking and eating good food and offer our guests cooking lessons. We also have a pizza wood oven which we love to use. We can offer you a double bedroom with own bathroom.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the Italian culture and, Italian food. My husband is a wonderful cook and one of my sons is a chef. We also live in the Chianti Rufina wine region so you will be able to sample some good wines. You will learn Italian - the first language at home. If you come in November you can help us to pick olives and make olive oil!

  • Help


    Helped needed in looking after garden, around the house, feeding animals and everything in general.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A single / double bedroom with own bathroom (one of my boys' bedrooms) . You will eat together with the family, we always have a proper sit down meal in the evening.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near a small village. There is a good train service into Florence

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 236281366285