Help to manage a mountain shelter in Tuscan–Emilian Apennines, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are Fabiana and Francesco and we manage a 1330 m a.s.l. mountain hut between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna near Florence and Bologna, located in the middle of a birch forest, 20 kms away from the nearest town.
    The building is 210 m2 in a very good conditions with place for around 20 people (sleeping and dining), and huge space for relaxing activities, a small library and great quality music. It is also an historical place, here was formed Matteotti Brigade, the first partisans organization who fought against fascism.
    We are a friendly couple with a lovely dog called Bardamù. Fabiana is a psychologist, Francesco a photographer, both art lovers appassionate by music, literature, good food, people and their interesting stories. We are transforming this place in our home with musical instruments, a deep knowledge of typical italian cuisine and a self sustainable idea of life.

    We are looking for an handy-man (or girl), problem solver, someone who loves to live surrounded by nature, independent, accustomed to off grid and simple life.
    Btw mobile and internet connection is limited.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can live immersed in nature on a wonderful mountain, you can meet several hikers, practice mountaineering, biking, and experience mountain life.

    You will learn italian language, how to cook in the italian way, plus practical tasks like wood chopping, general maintenance and customer service.
    We are going to organize photography, storytelling, singing in-the-forest workshop with professional artists in which you can partecipate.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Right now we are whitewashing the walls. During next weeks, we need help for cleaning the rooms, installing the kitchen and the stove, cleaning the area outside the shelter and fixing the outdoor tables.
    Starting from June the activities will be: catering, hospitality, waiting the guests and help out in the kitchen.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian Spanish Portuguese English

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in a shared room during the summer and possibly in a room only for you during spring, autumn and winter.
    Plus we offer the best healthy italian food you can imagine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can reach Porretta Terme by bus, or you can come by train to Molino del Pallone station that is 20 minutes away by car.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 575477786357