Come and help us with gardening and restoration projects in Umbertide, Italy



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  • Description


    British couple restoring a Villa and 18 HA of land in the beautiful hills of Umbria. We have 260 olive trees along with walnut, almond, hazelnut and fig trees, a large orto (veg plot) and a small lake with carp. We are in a quiet location surrounded by nature and can offer a double room with bathroom.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area is perfect for anyone who is interested in nature as there are many walking, hiking and cycling trails close by our villa.
    We are only 35 minutes from the medieval town of Perugia and just 30 minutes to the beautiful and historic lago Trasimeno. All around are interesting hilltop villages which are all interesting in their own right.
    One of the outbuildings we are restoring will be an art studio as I am also an artist. The volunteers would be able to use this facility as well.

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    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

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  • Help


    We need help with restoring house, outbuildings - painting, plastering, cementing, woodworking etc. Help in olive groves, veg plot and gardens - grass cutting and general maintenance including fencing.
    Harvesting late summer/autumn.
    We do offer our volunteers payment of minimum wage per hour.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom with bathroom.
    We can provide meals. Locally there are two markets weekly where fresh produce can be purchased to supplement veg and fruit from the orto.

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    What else ...

    We have a pool which is being restored which will be available for helpers.
    We are a laid back couple who love to cook and eat local food and try local wines. We are exploring the option of making our own gin (help with this would be great too!) as we have already juniper, sloe and orris in the gardens.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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    Space for parking camper vans

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 456154262324