Come join our family and enjoy the slower pace of life in the Florentine hills, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Isabella & Simon, an Irish/English couple with 2 very active, fun & chatty boys, Balthazar aged 5 & Oberon aged 3. We are expecting a baby girl due early February 2020! We are open minded artists who enjoy the slower pace of life in the beautiful Italian countryside. Our passions are painting, art, music, nature, cooking, culture, reading, alternative lifestyles, chatting with new people! We have recently moved from Ireland & have renovated a large beautiful and ancient farmhouse in the Florentine hills that we bought 10 years ago & are settling into life here full time. It has incredible views of a castle, vineyards and olive trees and is only half an hour south of Florence.
    We both work from home in our studio but are flexible with hours.
    Come & join us in family life & explore what the amazing area has to offer!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very fortunate to live in a very culturally rich & breathtaking part of the world. We are half an hour south of beautiful Florence, 40 minutes north of Siena & less than an hour from the Mediterranean Sea. We are a 5 minute walk to a small village which has 2 deli shops, a bank, a pharmacy, 3 bars one of which makes excellent pizzas at weekends. There are numerous places to eat locally. We are surrounded by rolling hills with many places to go walking for miles. We are close to mountains & hot springs, we are surrounded by vineyards & olive groves, the famous area of Chianti is on our doorstep. The wine and local food is delicious. It’s rural & the produce is taken very seriously here. Tourism is too, there are countless places of interest to visit all close by, Volterra, San Gimignano, Lucca, Arezzo to name but a few. You will never be bored here! It is somewhere to come & enjoy nature, eat well & experience the heart of Tuscan living.

  • Help

    Help

    We are keen to meet someone or a couple who is easy going, creative but responsible too. Someone who isn’t afraid to ask questions & to chip in around the place! Ideally somebody who can play & engage with our kids, interested in creating art or sharing their skills. Teaching Italian would be amazing too for all of us! We are still navigating the system here (which takes up a lot of time!) & we mostly need help with our boys while we find local play schools for them. Doing fun arts & crafts, spending as much time outside with them or inside playing LEGO. With a third baby on the way we also need help around the house with everyday chores & landscaping the small garden, preparing a vegetable patch etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The main house is large but the available space is a comfortable double room en suite in an annexe with its own entrance. There is a new pull out sofabed, coffee table, a table and chairs. The bathroom is large with a shower also.
    You would have use of the main house, kitchen & laundry room. We would share meals & food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a relaxed family who’s daily plans often change so therefore we would be looking for someone just as flexible too, who doesn’t mind there being no fixed routine. We enjoy being around fun, creative & open minded people & really just someone who feels comfortable in a sometimes noisy family home ;)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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