Help outdoors in the tuscan hills between Siena and the seaside, Italy



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    *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️Dear travelers we are usually looking for some help in the early summer months and during olive harvesting (mid October - November)*️️️️️️*️️️️️️*️️️️️️*️️️️️️

    Hi dear travelers,

    since thirty years my parents (Ruth and Michael) live in a beautiful old house in the tuscan hills. As everything grows and blossoms, and my mum injured her knee a bit, they need some help with a bit of work outside from grass cutting to flower watering and little maintainance things from now till end of july.

    Our house is 5 minutes away from Chiusdino a little medieval 1000 inhabitants village between Siena and the seaside, It is an old traditional tuscan natural stone house, with a wide view over the hills, surrounded by fields with olive trees and nature :). In summertime the Chiusdinesi organize a lot of village festivities, sometimes there are also concerts in the famous nearby curch without roof San Galgano, a very beautiful experience.
    Otherwise the seaside is 40 mins away by car. Very nice are also the natural roman hot springs, where you can lie in the hot tubs at night with moonlihgt - in general I would very much reccomend to have a car if you come (even though I am strongly for a sustainable lifestyle ;)) - but it is so much nicer if you have the possibility to move around freely and see all the beautiful places and landscapes tuscany has to offer - and the public transportation unfortunaltey really isn´t good: bus direction Siena+ Florence 2-3 times a day, direction seaside once a day (bus stop like 20 mins walk from Chiusdino) - hitchicking might be an option though.

    You would help for 5 hours, 5 days a week. My parents will provide you with basic but nice ingredients as rice, pasta, home made tomato sauce, home made bread, jam, some fresh vegetables form the organic garden and you have the possibility to buy everything you need additionally in the little supermarket or on the weekly market on thursday in Chiusdino. You would stay in your own apartment with kitchen, bathroom and little terrace.

    It would be best if you are two friends or a couple (or also up to 3 friends) and again also best if you have a car and perfect if you speak some German or Italian :D as my mum speaks Italian, German and some French and no English, my dad German, italian and English.

    Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
    Lia, Ruth and Michael

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Get to know the village Chiusdino, relax in nature, make excursions to the seaside, Siena, Florence, natural hot springs, go to festivites in the nearby villages in summertime

  • Help


    -cutting grass
    -little maintenance work
    -flower watering
    - picking olives (in autumn)
    -cutting olive trees

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Italian

  • Accommodation


    In an own beautiful apartment with bedroom, restroom and kitchen. Basic but delicious food (home made bread, jam, tomato sauce, pasta, rice, vegetables form the organic garden depending on the season..)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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