Join our Tuscan village project in Italy

  • Italy
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  • Last activity: 04/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi I am Raymondo an Irish-Jewish guy living in Italy.
    Our place is a seed plot for the regrowth of community, international, planet-friendly and cooperative. We are in a small village in a quiet corner of Tuscany. We are looking for idealists to help re-make and repair our world with a more sustainable, local-based lifestyle. We value practical and artistic skills including cooking, garden work and cleaning. Children very welcome. Our slogan is 'Heal the land, heal yourself'.
    We love the idea of the Mother Goddess as a healing, planetary and female-honouring symbol. SEPT. 2022: I learn a lot from my volunteers. This year it was how to pickle tomatoes (not that difficult and fun) and how to be patient with people before I've had my coffee in the morning (very difficult). And also this year I learnt from volunteers from Poland, Liverpool (yes it's its own country) and Denmark how to install a temple to the ancient Mother Goddess who you could call Ashterath, the Shekinah or even Gaia... The philosophy behind it is to create a place and a moment to focus on seriously protecting the Earth and its creatures and spread the word on feminine values like nurturing, communicating and cooperation rather than the ruling patriarchal death wish trio: competition, combat and corporatism.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    We are part of village life so you can interact with friendly people and learn about new and old ways of living in the Italian countryside. We have an on-going philosophical and art project to celebrate the Mother Goddess idea and build a wooden statue to her in a grove of trees near the house.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As we are in large rural buildings, and have some land and trees to look after any help is welcome. It would be great if you could go down to the local markets and do some shopping and help look after our animals, a Borzoi dog and a long haired cat, brushing and taking for walks. PLEASE BRING STRONG SHOES OR BOOTS FOR WORKING AND WALKING IN THE WOODLANDS.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Yiddish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    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


    You will be able to stay in the Casa della Musica or the old Tower. Own room or shared with one other of the same gender.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you write and are accepted PLEASE CONFIRM YOU WANT TO COME WITHIN 24 HOURS or we will automatically cancel your invitation. Thanks, please arrive by 5pm!

  • 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

    We have ADSL broadband 84mps download speed. Various quiet desk spaces.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    any size campervan can be accomodated

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a friendly calm dog and three cats used to dogs so you can bring a calm dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 566722665237

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