Winter months are slow in the countryside.
Will be looking for late Spring workawayers.
1) OLIVE TREE work
2) Garden plant trimming
3) Animal care -4 great Border Collies that love to play ball.... 2 easy going cats.
4) Small vineyard winter trimming and tying.
Having your own car for personal freedom is necessary.
Tuscan Country home, on edge of a village, needs extra hands with some cure and maintenance (ordinary and extraordinary). Large Villa style farmhouse with 4 hectares of terrain, olive grove, 3 dogs and a cat. Or better said a farmhouse in the Villa style. 15 kilometers from Siena. Twice a day (mornings) local access by public transportation. Otherwise programmable bus access drop off and pick up 4 km away at the nearby town.
It's a family home but most of the family isn't around anymore so it has become a one man show where the only inhabitant works a day job, has hobbies, loves to socialize and yet takes care of the whole property on their own. There are some extra-ordinary simple maintenance tasks that need to be done and an extra pair of hands would be nice to have around. Company is always nice to have.
I offer HOUSING for 3 hours of day work. We MAY interact and we do need to coordinate dinners. (I have long days and hours).
Help in the house
Close contact with the land Olive Oil and fruit trees. Beautiful serene scenery. The chance to learn a little Italian and stay in the Tuscan country side near Siena, Italy. If time permits, there can be food and wine discusions and learning.
house upkeep and maintenance, fruit tree/olive tree trimming/pruning, hedge trimming, iron fence/grates painting and some generic reoganization of the property needed.
Personal Transportation Necessary: a car.
English and Italian - very basic knowledge of Spanish, French and Turkish.
Depending on availability at the moment, double bedroom with shared 1/2 bathroom and access to full bathroom with shower or private bedroom with bathroom.
Room is offered but NOT board. A large kitchen at your disposition.
(and maybe breakfast)
Great view. Eastern horizon. Serene environment.
House is on the edge of a small storeless village, accessible only by morning buses. The nearest larger town with a farmacy, small grocery, bank, barber, hairdresser, coffee shop, and hardware store is 4 km away.
OWN automobile or means of transportation are highly recommended.
Visit City of Arts cities such as Siena and Florence, accessibile by buses then trains.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
max 25 hours/week