Come and meet international travellers and local community every day in Toscana - the hearth of Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We live here all the year and expecially during the summer season we host international travellers. We have furthermore many other guest also durinh the spring and autum like painter , writer , generally speaking artist. I'm a retired chemical engineer and my wife was a theatre actress now retired , and we love , music , antiques , garden ,animals , movie and generally speaking all kind of arts . We have many artists as friends , also young ,

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will meet international travellers for week and local community every day and experience a life in very famous and old mandion in Toscana ,the hearth of Italy

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    We are a single couple (with a son living in France) ,70 years old and we live in an important 17thCentury historical villa in Ttscana with a large garden and park 5km from lucca and 5 km Pisa.

    During the summer season ( from May to October) we host travellers coming from variuos areas of the world (Usa .UK.Australia, SouthAfrica,Canada ,etc.etc.) Usually we rent 2 floors of the Villa on weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday for groups of 10 -14 like holiday home. So they are completely indipendent but sometime they ask for some assistance or for having breakfast or dinner or for organizing a birthday part with music and so on.

    So we are looking for people living with us interested in our languare , in worlwide cultural exchange, giving helping in the house, with the travellers , in the garden , with the animals ( a dog,2 cats , 2 parrots, 4 peacocks and 4 hens), and in the cooking and so on. Here there is 1 gardener living with us making also a general assistance ( mechanic part,swimming pool . electric problems etc,etc) and some external people ( maid , cook) working for us on hours basis. So we are looking for one person or a couple interested in having a life experience in Toscana , short or long.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    The workwawayers will stay and sleeping in una large room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed and with the bathroom . They will eat with us at our table and all together will prepare the meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a public bus from the Villa to Pisa and Lucca every hour and if they have a driving licence can use our car or our cycles

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 353814481178