We are Francesco and Robert, a gay couple, living in a rural part of central Italy willing to have volunteers helping with various outside duties. You need to be strong,very open minded, self sufficient ( able to cook for yourself) friendly & people orientated. . You need to be house proud, know how to use a broom and self motivated :)
We live in a semi restored farmhouse about 5 km from the historic town of Tolentino between the mountains and the Adriatic coast line.
The many footpaths leading through woods, fields and rivers covering the mountains makes it a pleasure to explore the environment.
Being so submersed in wilderness away from civilization, it very much creates a feeling of retreat or escape from day to day ´normal´ life.
We like living in the countryside and share our way of life with others.
The restored part of the farmhouse has all the comforts of a modern place yet set in beautiful rolling hills landscape.
We enjoy cooking, outdoors sports and socializing with friends.
we have two cats and two lovely dogs.
I enjoy cooking and try different recipes every time !!
N.B. This is only during the autumn/early spring time.
The tasks that we will be doing together may consist of the following....
Olive pruning / picking,( when in season ) gardening, landscaping, manual labour, house renovation, clearing brambles, chopping / cutting firewood, ground clearance and site preparation.
Helping us is very relaxed and informal.
Plenty of good genuine Italian food on offer !
Please note, During the summer period we operate as a B & B, however any workaways who are here during these periods will have no involvement with the B & B activities.
The olive oil that we produce is soley for our personal use and not for commercial reasons or sale.
DIY and building projects
They can learn more about olive pruning and harvesting
Getting hands on how to make real Neapolitan pizzas and more authentic regional Italian recipes
Immerge themselves into a new culture and environment.
We would like to host outgoing people who would want to visit a new part of this beautiful country, learning a few gardening skills including olive pruning, strimming, general help with keeping grounds tidy
The ideal combination would be to have a great chance to meet new people and learn from each others experience ....
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The accommodation provides a fully equipped spacious double bedroom and a bathroom. We would share the kitchen and the living room.
You will live in the house as part of the family.
What else ...
Places to visit on your time off....
There's an abundace of places to visit, from picturesque hill top medieval towns to lovely unspoiled beaches 25 minutes away by car . The Conero Riviera its only 1 hr away from us, its called the pearl of the Adriatic for its pebble beaches and crystal clear waters and upmarket seaside towns...
The Sibillini mountains are very close too, about 40 minutes away. A fantastic place for long walks, exploring lakes and mountains plateaus which are covered with wild spring flowers from May till July.
The nearest shop is about 20 minutes walk from the house but to reach the nearest town which is 6 km away you would need a car or otherwise we are more than happy to drop you off and pick you up from the town centre etc.
At times one can feel quite isolated up here so it's a great place for anyone interested in meditation or self exploration etc. Or if not, it's simply a great place to enjoy the peace and to explore the nature. Fantastic for walkers.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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