I am just at the beginning of an exciting project in the mountains in Tuscany. I have just taken on a neglected farmhouse and surrounding land and I need enthusiastic, positive people to come and work with me.
Help in the house
You would have your time off/free time to enjoy the surrounding area and improve Italian and then English while working with me as I am English. I am able to tell you of my experience here in Italy but I am not able to teach you Italian or am I able to tell of Italian culture.
While I share my experiences and knowledge I do hope to be able to learn from you too.
What used to be a beautiful farm has been badly neglected for over 30 years and as a result pretty much everything needs some attention. Which is great as there is something for everyone to do.
Most of the jobs/chores anyone with enough enthusiasm can do but it is hard work.
I am needing someone with basic carpentry skills for some much needed albeit simple maintenance of the chicken coop and roost.
You will need to genuinely want to work/be in this environment and be aware that the animals are my priority.
There is painting to be done within the house, fruit trees to prune, and a vegetable patch to be weeded and maintained.
I have begun planting fruit bushes on some of the terraces and I also plan to fill another terraced area with lavender - additional planting in October.
I have goats, a horse, chickens, chicks and couple of young cats who all enjoy my attention and are very much part of my family.
People working here with me allow me more time with them and you can help me with them should you wish to.
My hope is that you will pick something you enjoy doing while you stay here. It may, in fact probably will be hard physical work at times but it is also fun and in a beautiful place in the World.
English. Improving Italian. A little French
You will have your own room in my home.
We will share them but there are two bathrooms. One with a bath the other a shower.
I naturally expect that household chores are done by everyone.
I am unable to accept your pets unfortunately.
I will provide you with 3 meals a day. I am vegetarian with a leaning toward vegan so meat and fish are not available.
Have a look online and see all about The Garfagnana Tuscany.
It’s a fabulous region for being outdoors. I can arrange for you to go horse riding (not my mare) and tell you all about the area.
Transport is easily reached as a bus stop is a few metres away and the train station just a 2 km away. So 30-40 min walk. Cinque Terre, Pisa, Lucca and Florence are all easily accessible from here by train. It is rural here as the farm is situated on the outskirts of a tiny village.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5hrs per day 5 days a week
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