We are an agriturismo (country hotel) and organic farm in the heart of Umbria, Italy, near Perugia.
From seeding to restaurant everything passes through our hands and we live in a very sustainable was and as self-sufficient as possible. The work on our farm and the agriturismo consists in: All agricultural work like digging, weeding, planting, cutting trees. In the agriturismo it's more about cooking, baking, housekeeping and maintenance. Know that the work is mostly very physical.
If you are fine-tuned to quality and devoted to what you do and if you don't mind to have dirt under your fingernails and the wind in your hair and love being outside, let us know - we might match.
We like our workawayers to feel at home. We live a simple country life and at the same time we like a little comfort. So, be prepared to a new kind of living where comfort and simplicity are not excluding each other.
On our organic farm we work with care and awareness and follow the rhythms of nature. Sheep and chickens, 2 dogs, 5 cats and highland cattle are sharing our life.
We are a swiss couple living in Italy, so at the same time you dive into 2 cultures: The italian joy for life and the swiss reliability.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
What to learn: about organic agriculture, awareness and consciousness for nature. Devotion to what you do. Involvement. As we are swiss you learn as well about the swiss culture. 4 languages spoken.
Some of the work is pretty physical and needs endurance, so please notice that we count on your physical health.
Rooms in our annex building, each one with own shower.
Fratticiola Selvatica is a little tiny village near Perugia (20km). We have an official bus line, but buses run only like 4-5 times a day (the last one arrives in Fratticiola at 7 p.m). The bus stop is a 20 minutes walk downhill and 1 hour uphill. Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and other main tourist sites are within 1/2 hour distance by car. We live a little isolated, please consider this.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week