live in historic houses in Tuscany-Liguria, Italy

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We have been hosting via workaway since 2017, it is a happy experience and we have met people of all ages and from all over the world. Each of them with their help has been of great help to develop our project and we feel great gratitude towards them and we hope to have helped them in their stay in Italy, to have been supportive and that they have good memories of their experience with we
    I want every guest who comes to our house to be happy and have a pleasant stay and that is why it is ESSENTIAL TO CAREFULLY READ MY PROFILE, THE KIND OF HELP REQUIRED, THE CONDITIONS.
    We welcome enthusiastic, positive, honest, tidy, clean, polite volunteers who have experience in manual work, gardening and want to clean the house carefully. We don't like lazy, messy, dirty people who don't follow the rules; we have verified that our relationship with them cannot work and we do not want tensions, reproaches because we want to live harmoniously. It is important to respect our spaces, our privacy. I want this to be clear to avoid unnecessary travel, wasted time, disruption of stay and unpleasant situations.
    I'm very busy in my work, I travel and I can't be there all the time, so I appreciate people who know how to work independently and responsibly and are independent. Overall, I hope to welcome people who represent solutions rather than asking me for new problems to solve. If you are a positive person and respect my space and privacy, you will have great success with me!
    My family: my name is Cecilia, I'm a freelancer my husband is a teacher, we have two children who help us in this project.
    We live in two historic houses of great charm, both dating back to the 1700s. THE GARDEN IS VERY LARGE, YOU CAN LIVE IN THE NATURE AND BE CLOSE TO THE CITY (500 METERS)
    Our project: is to complete the renovation of the house, daily cleaning, do major house cleaning, restore furniture, move furniture, tidy up the gardens, cut weeds, make fences, cut branches.
    Sorry, we cannot accommodate families, we cannot accommodate people with addiction issues.
    my level of English is basic, despite this we understood each other with the helpers who only spoke this language

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a historic house where important local sculptors lived in the 18th century. the villa is surrounded by a large expanse of land with olive trees and other trees. roe deer, foxes and eagles often come to visit us. In the garden you can run, walk, play sports, yoga or meditation and there are benches where you can read or rest.
    The place is very quiet, it is located between Liguria and Tuscany so you can easily visit the tourist resorts of Tuscany such as Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena and Liguria such as the Gulf of Poets, the Cinque Terre, Genoa.
    Near the house there is a bus station and the train station is 4 km away.
    We have mountains where you can hike for all levels.
    In 5 minutes on foot you can reach the city center, where there are monuments, the Academy of Fine Arts, the swimming pool and gyms. The sea and the beach are only 7 km away.
    I have posted photos of what you can find around and will be very happy to give you information on other places to see.
    I can help you in Italian by making conversation and answering your questions. we can organize walks to chat. I can teach you some dishes of Italian cuisine (bolognese sauce, but also dishes with pasta and vegetables if you are vegetarian).
    At home you can consult a large library of books in Italian and many books talk about painting and sculpture and have many images. if you like I can tell you the history of these places.
    if you love large spaces inside and outside the home you will love this

  • Help


    Daily help for cleaning the house or garden.
    In the garden: weeding, hedge pruning, pruning of trees and shrubs,
    in some periods of the year it is necessary to cut grass, we have a lot of grass and we appreciate those who know how to use the tools safely (brush cutter and cutter bar which I photographed)
    Those who can work independently are highly valued
    People generally work 4/5 hours a day from Monday to Friday.
    When you're not working you are completely free to do what you like and have plenty of time to relax and explore the area.
    DIGITAL NOMADS are welcome and we have already hosted them successfully.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    you will have at your disposal a single room, with sheets, pillow, duvet, towel (we are organized to accommodate only one person but if you want to come as a couple there is no problem, but you have to adapt), bathroom, kitchen (to be used at times from agree), a space to eat meals, an immense park. The rest of the house is strictly private.
    it is possible that during your stay we will also move to another house in Liguria, where you will always have your private room.
    VERY IMPORTANT: the companion must keep their spaces clean and tidy
    you will cook your meals independently, I have experienced that this makes you more free in your times and needs (vegans, vegetarians, etc.). we agree a weekly sum for the purchase of your food independently. if you are a good cook and cook for everyone with what you find at home we love you so much
    Every now and then we organize a dinner together

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    COME with proper work clothing (closed shoes, long pants etc, please ... and remember that everyone's priority is always to work safely .
    You need to have an E111 or you own medical/travel insurance. You are responsible for and of your own health care costs.
    Note that. By Italian law, we are required to inform the local authorities of the presence of any guest staying with us. If you choose to spend time with us, we will need a copy of your ID to include in your hospitality statement.
    We are very relaxed at home, but we want respect for our home and our properties
    I like to keep my privacy and I will respect yours too.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Host ref number: 373479437813

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