We are a couple living in a village on the top o f a hill in the heart of Tuscany. Our little town is in between Volterra (the magic Etruscan town) and Pontedera (the headquarter of Piaggio the Company producing Vespa).
We are a traditional family: Paolo, my husband and I. We live in a very old apartment in the core of the village. Our 2 daughters live at about 200 meters away from our home. Everyday they and their partners work, so we take care of their children: Marina 8 years old, Marta 5 years old and Giorgia 1 year and a half. We are happy to see our daughters everyday when they come for picking the children up, and somethimes they remain for dinner too.
I am 65ca but I never stop: I cook for my familyand our daughters' families. I like cooking and backing. I adore stiching. Paolo, my husband, is everyday busy picking up the children form daycares and school and leading them to sports.
We are basically busy in the afternoon and our daughters sometimes look for help in the morning before school.
The job we ask to the workawayer is to support us with the children in the afternoon and to speak to them in English. This is something that Flavia, our second daugher, especially wishes,
Babysitting and creative play
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We live accoring to the traditional Italian culture, So we buy fresh ingredients from farms or markets (as much as we can); we cook ourselves. we eat together and we rule a simpe not stressed life. This can enjoy and learn from us a workawayer.
Additionally it is not a bad experience to enjoy a period of time under the sun of Tuscany!
- Please apply if you are English mother tongue -
- Please apply if you are over 26 years -
- Please do not apply if you are a man
- Please apply if you are tidy and if you don't expect to stay in a hotel.
We have one year and a half experience with workaway. We really like it and we decided to look for a workawayer who can stay with us for minimum 1 month and a half from June 2018.
Our main goal is our grandchildren to get familiar with English.
What we ask:
- Pick Marta and Giorgia from daycare (it is around the corner about 5 minutes walking) at 5pm.
- Pick up Marina form school at 1pm.
- Take care of 2 children at the time for a couple of hours in the afternoon after 5pm.
- Once at home I am sure we can look for some other very small jobs like giving water to flowers...
What we ask is extremally easy, especially if you like children.
If you want to go and visit near cities we think it is a good idea, so we can bring you to the station or picking you up. We don't want you to serve us and stay home all the time. We want happy workawayers, not housekeepers! We are flexible and we think that we can always find a happy compromise between ou wishes and our workawayer's wishes, We don't mind exceptions (ex. I can not pick Marta up from the daycare because today I want to go to Florence). What is important to us is our workawayer's good will availability and reliability.
Because we have had a recent negative experience please do not apply if you expect we to treat you as in a 5 star hotel!!
Private room, with wi-fi.
Our village is small but by 30 minutes but we reach Pontedera which is the VESPA homeland! Pontedera is a more commercial village and from there you can reach Pisa in 10 minutes, Florence in 40 minutes, Lucca in 30 minutes (by train).
We live at the edge of the countryside so you can go for a walk, run, ride a horse, go by bike in the real nature far from traffic and people.
Please understand Peccioli is not New York and you can not expect the entrateinment of the big apple!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families