Experience the Tuscan farm life, helping in the garden and around our home in an old mill near Sasso Pisano, Italy

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Italy

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    25/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Ciao ragazze e ragazzi del mondo! We, Sibylle (1952) and Heinrich (1943) are from Germany and have been living in the Metallifere Hills of Tuscany for 30 years. Where once this was a busy mill, it has been transformed into a farm that still has access to a stream of fresh spring water.

    We speak Italian, German and English. On our 4ha of land, we cultivate olive and fruit trees, plus we have a vegetable garden and bees (that give us delicious honey). We have chickens, a donkey,
    2 geese, 4 dogs and 3 cats.

    Heinrich was quite ill in the last few years and hasn’t got his power back, so we need someone to help maintain and carry out some of the work on the farm. Our son Leon (1990) lives in Massa Marittima and comes to work here often - he will be happy to get some help!

    Actually we need a strong person who has the knowledge to work with chain-saws and brush-cutter/trimmer.

    We live between Sasso Pisano (5km) and Monterotondo Marittimo in a remote part of the Tuscan hills.
    We are happy to accommodate one helper at a time and look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Organic synergic gardening, animal care, making honey, bee keeping, making wax, marmalade and sirup and Italian cooking.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We ask for some help in the garden, pruning, cleaning the stream/brook, taking care of the donkeys and chickens, any general maintenance and possibly some help around the house. People with practical skills, building and carpentry are especially welcome, because we have to repair a roof. Every year we make firewood for the winter.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: 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

    Accommodation

    You will have your own private room with double bed, fireplace and bathroom near by. Depending on the weather, we will cook meals in the house or in the outdoor summer kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    By car you can visit many villages, a lake & river plus the sea side. If yo enjoy a longer walk, there is a brew pub, thermal baths (in Summer) and medieval villages.
    There are also many walking tracks you can take through the hills.

    On the property, we have an ancient Elder tree and Linden tree that you can spend hours under admiring their beauty.

    You can try a range of home made teas, all created from trees and plants on the farm.

    The natural spring water comes out of every tap and is a pleasure to drink.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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