We are looking for help in our farmhouse in Umbria/Toscana, italy




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    I have a 400 year old farmhouse in italy that needs some attention and i am a cook by profession. i've have had great experiences with workawayers at my farm in michigan and also met many other friends through the workaway program at my friend martin's house in lazio. I would like a couple or friends willing to share the my second bedroom and one bathroom place june through september for a week or two at a time or more. there is also another 2 bedroom flat in the small town just 7 minutes away which is the house of my girlfriend so hopefully we will have several workawayers this summer and all sit together at the big table for meals together. the house sits on the border of umbria and tuscany close to anghairi. The house is simply furnished in a rustic fashion befitting an old farmhouse, it is not fancy and is great for enjoying the beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet. There are two large bedrooms with queen-sized beds and is equipped with anything needed to live and be self sufficient. there is satellite TV and central heat. There is also a wood burning fireplace. i am unable to get internet at the house for now, but go to one of 3 bars roughly 5 minutes away to check everything at least once per day.
    The house sits on seven acres of land with fruit trees and has a beautiful view of the medieval town of Lippiano (a town of only about 150 inhabitants) untouched by tourism, has remained unchangedand consists of only a post office and the town bar) with its castle and churches and the people could not be nicer. It is near all of the important historical cities while remaining off the beaten path. "Chiarella" is isolated but Monterchi is only five minutes away and where there are a few stores, restaurants, banks and bars.
    For days off arezzo, which is 20 minutes away has trains to just about anywhere in Italy from Florence, Cortona, Siena and Assisi. Rome is approximately 2 hours on the fast train

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    they can meet many of the locals and i will help out with transportation to the cities they want to visit

  • Help


    building, painting, garden maintenance, help entertaining

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, italian

  • Accommodation


    own bedroom and shared bathroom plus one extra 2 bed, 1 bath house 7 minutes away

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    i am willing to take you to arezzo to catch a train and we will make trips to the local towns for shopping, 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

    5hours per day

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