Help me recover my home in a magical place in the mountains in Tuscany, Italy

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Italy

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    01/12/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATE DECEMBER 2020!
    Hello Travellers,
    I will need help with:
    - painting, cleaning and organising the house
    - collecting and chopping wood
    - animal care
    - building stone walls
    - land clearing

    Hello and welcome!

    The main project consists in the recovery of a splendid house in the mountains with a mill for grinding chestnuts.
    The place is really immersed in the green of tuscany (garfagnana) with over 300 chestnut trees. There are natural waterfalls of 5 and 20 meters just 15 minutes walk away and many fantastic walking trails.

    I currently have about 100 free chickens and several cute German shepherds who helps me look after them. There is also a pond with trout that I restored.

    I have a vegetable garden and many wild herbs, berries, nuts and mushrooms to harvest and preserve. So even in the winter I can provide good food which is sourced locally. If you like I can teach you to cook using traditional Italian methods.

    The drinking water comes from a natural spring. With this I also make my own soap which many people consider therapeutic. The farm has a river running through it, and in the future I would like to create hydro-electricity from this.

    Right now I'm concentrating on renovating the bathroom, although I do have a toilet, shower and bidet working with hot water made with a wood-fired heating cooker.

    Please note my place is a bit isolated in the mountains, suitable for nature lovers. If you dont arrive by car you can take a bus or train from Lucca to Coreglia and from there I can pick you up.

    thanks in advance and see you soon ...

    Matteo

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The advantages are room and board in a private room available in a magical place with a view of the mountains, partly self-produced spring water (eggs, chickens, chestnut flour, mushrooms and what is in the garden)

  • Help

    Help

    I request assistance to whiten the house but also to prune the chestnut wood, restore the dirt road, the vegetable garden, the chicken coop and the orchard.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    for sleeping there are various possibilities, a private double room, tents and for eating there is a comfortable equipped kitchen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    in your free time you can swim in the pristine stream, walk in the woods on top of the mountains following the paths of the cai or visit the neighboring villages for example barga or the famous wind cave, pick mushrooms if there are and more

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days

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