Cultural exchange with our family and learn about wild herbs near Florence, Italy




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  • Description


    We are Giulia and Gianni and we live in a country house on the hills near Florence.
    We have two daughters, two cats, friendly neighbours. We take care of 200 olive trees and we produce our own olive oil.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you decide to spend some time with us, you will have the possibility to:
    - learn Italian language
    - cook with Giulia and learn Italian cuisine
    - learn how to recognize wild herbs that can be eaten and/or used for medical purpose
    - learn how to take care of olive trees and see how oil is produced in Tuscany
    - visit the superb surrounding area, including Firenze (5 km away), Siena (60 km away), Pisa (80 km away)...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We specially appreciate company for our daughters aged 10and 4, and help with taking care of the olive trees. We specially need help with olive picking, which takes place in October and November, and with pruning the trees, from March to May each year. In other periods, we can pick wild herbs, flowers and berries that can be eaten, we can work on the little wood in order to create new paths, we can cut wood and grass...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a big guest room with twin beds. The bathroom is in common with us. If you particularly appreciate privacy and the sounds of nature, you are of course free to borrow our tent and accommodate yourself in the garden or in the olive field!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We appreciate company as much as help, and we do not ask for long hours of help (unless you come when we pick up olives: in that case, we usually work hard a lot!). Gianni works in an office in Firenze, while Giulia is home for most of the time, so she can be a good company. Public buses arrive 20-30 minute walk away from the top of the hill where we live, but we can arrange for car rides up and down the hill!

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    • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 528115898619