We have a house and a small amount of land near Siena in Tuscany. We are English but have been here for many years (20) having bought and restored the farmhouse from nothing. We are in urgent need of a couple of strong pairs of hands to help with the garden, clearing, pruning, digging, lifting etc and small amounts of household maintenance. We have a gardener who can direct what is needed , but it is out of control!
I am here with my daughters and people come and go. We all like to cook and be generally creative. This would be a short term thing of 2-3weeks up till 28th May. So it is a very last minute request, but I had never heard of this website till today. The nearest station is Buonconvento and if you can drive there is a car to drive. You would be very free other than a few hours a day. we are half an hour from both Siena and Montalcino.
If there is someone out there who can sew too...even better!
This is a really beautiful bit of country that anyone would be happy to be in. You would learn how the Tuscans go about gardening and would eat real Italian food.
Clearing woods, weeding, digging, heavy lifting (not sure what but some heavy lifting, like pots. ,bits of household maintenance. Putting up a big Indian tent.Mending chairs and that sort of thing, in preparation for the summer. All outdoor tasks.
own rooms, basic with shared bathroom/shower.
There are buses and a train station in Buonconvento. You can go to Siena easily and Montalcino. Pienza and Montepulciano are also not far.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week