Help at large-scale farm in Tuscany Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    WE LOOK ALSO FOR LONG-TERM COLLABORATORS FOR THE 2019 WORKING SEASON, FROM MAY TO NOVEMBER WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF REMUNERATION IN THE CARPENTRY WORK AND THE EXETRNAL ONES PERFORMED WITH OUR MOBILE SAWMILL OR CHESTNUT HARVESTING.

    We are a Social Promotion Association founded in 2016, and we are managing a farmhouse with 8 hectares of land between chestnut, wood and former arable land. The house is situated in a small isolated valley between the mountains at about 780mt. Here we are only 2: Andrea e Margherita. With us live a dogs; Andrea deals with the technical, mechanical and logistical aspects and is responsible for two NGOs on behalf of an Italian NGO, dedicated to migrants and unemployed Italians in order to recover and protect the environment. Margherita is a Hiking Guide active in the area and wishes to implement the hiking trail in the area. The activities we are focusing on are: the recovery of the surrounding land, the reopening of hiking trails and the renovation of the property, using our timber thanks to our mobile sawmill and our Unimog. Life at the farm is very frugal: source water, renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydroelectric in self-construction, wood heating with stoves, then vegetable garden, farm animals, wild plants and fruit of the forest. It requires presence throughout the year. A minimum of 3-4 weeks is preferred.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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

    You have to live in a forgotten place from the time that has come to us virtually intact for at least 500 years, source water, 12v electrical system, no appliance, wood heating, wood-burning hot water, many activities without the use of machinery Learn how to make axes and beams with our mobile sawmill, make wooden artifacts, but also recognize spontaneous herbs, officinal herbs, organic garden, transform our products, get in touch with an NGO working for 15 years in Africa and follow the Works during a migrant training course created for the care of mountain territory. and many other things.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help in all day-to-day business activities, we've been here for just a year and the jobs to be done are so many. Home tasks are beyond the simple management of animals, heating timber, construction timber, tree felling, path cleaning, various crops, assisting in the conduct of a project of international cooperation for The recovery of dry paths and walls, wooden carpentry, blacksmith, construction of renewable energy plants, harvesting of chestnuts in October. We will become a hostel for hikers and we will have a haven and a bivouac, temporary camping in July and August, barbecue area, glamping areas ... everything is to be done, everything will be done with our zero-mile lumber. Everything is within a regional park and the project is approved by park management.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Now we have 3 separate rooms for a total of 9 places (2+4 + 3 ). A simple bathroom shared at the level of the rooms and a large bathroom with external entrance with hot shower (wood bioler). Warm acuity with wood chopsticks. Single beds with blankets and sheets with moth change free for first month, 5€ for washing next. We do not have a 220V but 12V system with batteries and we can charge smartphones and ipads with no problem but personal computers a charge for one time a day. Heating in the kitchen with a large fireplace and a wood-burning kitchen for the rooms a large central stove.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is isolated in the woods in a small valley, 1.5 km walk on dirt road to a tiny village with only one bar, 2 bus runs in the morning and 2 in the afternoon from the village and the largest town is Borgo San Lorenzo At 14 km. Florence is 40km away. We have 4x4 cars that can carry you according to our daily needs. we don't have bikes.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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