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Our 17th-century property is located in beautiful Umbria in central Italy, close to the historic and artistic towns of Assisi, Perugia, Todi and Orvieto. Our farmhouse overlooks a lush valley of olive trees, crops and breathtaking views of ancient towns and hills. We raise sheep and chickens and are also home to dogs and cats. The property also houses an Agriturismo (country house) business.
We are embracing eco-sustainability and as such, we are striving to reduce and to eventually eliminate the use of natural gas on the property. Solar energy is used for most of our electricity needs and in the future, for heating as well. Our home is currently heated with wood-burning stoves fuelled with the wood that is saved from trimming our forest of trees. All of our food scraps are saved for composting and for feeding the farm animals. Everything grown on the property is certified organic.
UPDATE: September 2019
In September we need help with taking care of animals, cleaning, yard maintenance and gardening :)
We need hard-working and good motivated volunteers. If you think that you are ready, come and meet people from all around the world! Thanks a lot for staying and working with us! :)
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
At our house you will teach some basic Italian language . You are going to learn how to take care of animals (sheep, goats chickens, cats and dogs ), how to prepare homemade jam, bread, pasta and cakes. We will show you how the maintenance around a farm property.
We accept more than 2 volunteers so will have a chance to meet a people from whole world, make new friends, share experiences..
We strongly believe in the concept of community-based living and that everyone should experience life in the countryside. Coming to our farm, you are becoming a member of both our community and of our family and we look forward to warmly welcoming you!
On Sunday and Saturday when volunteers have no work, we are happy to take people to the train station wishing to see the very beautiful surrounding area. Small medieval villages like Rotecastello, Civitella dei conti, Collelungo, San Venanzo with a Vulcan (Volcano) are walking distance from our farm.
Willingness to help and learn basic construction important. Should enjoy being outside and working with your hands.
The tasks to be done is varied and ranges from harvesting olives to tending to animals, to maintaining and developing the farm facilities. At the farm all the volunteers follow ours professional workers with their duties, learning and helping works like gardening, animals tending , fruits and olives picking etc, following all the health and safety regulations.
We would love to have volunteers who enjoy volunteering with our son Emanuel, who is an adult person. This would include simple tasks that teach independence (not physically demanding). Emanuel has a rare Sindrome called Sotos and he likes when people are in the house, building relationships.. he is a very good artist As a result, this request requires special attention and volunteers who are understanding and feel comfortable.
Italian, French, English, Spanish
We will provide you with your own bed that is in a shared bedroom with other volunteers. The apartment is very cozy with a nice fire-place and front door that overlooks a beautiful valley.
Volunteers must wake up and be ready to work by 8 am. Breakfast is usually simple, consisting of coffee, milk, and cakes that are in the apartment. Depending on work schedules we may ask the volunteers to help in preparing the meal as well as washing the dishes afterwards. Dinner is up to your own discretion. We will give you all that you need to prepare a good meal and you can enjoy making dinner with one another in the apartment.
We ask our volunteers to consume no alcohol when staying with us on our property.
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Directions from Rome
Catch a "Trenitalia" train from Rome Termini station to Terni (approx 1.5hour/1 hour on high speed train). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train, as you may be fined up to €50 if you forget. When you arrive in Terni you need to catch a local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop at Terni station (approx €3). The timetable can be found on the wall at the back of the small shop or in the subway under the platforms (near the sign for platforms 4 and 5).
Directions from Florence
Catch a "Trenitalia" train from the Florence Santa Maria Novella station to the Perugia Ponte San Giovanni station (P.S.G). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train, as you may be fined up to €50 if you forget. When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2). This ticket does not need to be validated before you board the train as the conductor will clip your ticket onboard.
Directions from Perugia
If you are staying in the centre of Perugia there are two stations that you can catch a train from - Perugia Santa Anna or Perugia Fontevegge. You need to catch a train from either of these stations to Perugia Ponte San Giovanni (P.S.G) - approximately €2. When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2).
If you let us know what time you will arrive we will pick you up from the train station in Marsciano.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours for 5 days
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