Join our multicultural family in the mountains, Coreglia Antelminelli, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a multi-cultural (German/Vietnamese) family of three who bought a beautiful Rustico (former farmhouse with natural stone walls) in the Apennine mountains in the Northern part of Tuscany, approx. 37km North of the city of Lucca. The house, beautifully located at 850m above sea level in a very peaceful and secluded forest area, is renovated to a large extent, however still needing work on the outside. There is a small guest house close to the main house which needs painting on the inside. Around the house is a large forest area with many old chestnut trees, which also needs maintenance (e.g. deadwood removal).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are coming from a diverse cultural background and have seen many parts of the world. We look at a rich life and travel experience which we like to share with others as much as we like to cook and share our food and wine with our guests.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    The main work will be to remove deadwood and fallen trees from the garden/forest around the house and chopping them into firewood for the wintertime. We have already cut a couple of trees into pieces and they now need to get carried to the house for chopping. The work can be quite strenuous because the area around the house is pretty steep. You should be physically fit and/or enjoying a good workout in nature.
    There are two rooms in the basement of the main house in which we would like to lay tiles and plaster the walls.
    We are currently in the process of getting the natural stone walls of the main house fixed. This will be done by a professional company. This year (Sep/Oct), we still want to plant lavender and other bushes and do some gardening work.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We'd like to improve our Italian! We're also happy to help you improve your German or start learning Vietnamese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can sleep in the guest house which has its own bathroom. Alternatively, in case you're a true nature lover: we plan to install a tree tent underneath the chestnut trees, further up the hill behind the house. We'll take care of food and drinks

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house lies pretty remotely with limited public transport (public bus transport with a low frequency). It takes 15-20 minutes to get to the next village and train station by car. If you are looking for tranquility, peace, fresh air, and breathtaking views, you'll find it all at our place. Go hiking is a natural choice, we also have many books at our place. The region is - other than the Southern part of Tuscany - not touristy. You find many small and authentic villages in the area (Coreglia Antelminelli, Barga, Garfagnana) that are worth visiting and spend some relaxing time. Lucca is the closest bigger tourist attraction, approx. 45min by car but also reachable by train.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There's enough space in our forest for a midsize camper. However, the access road is bumpy in some parts (for approx. 400m), requiring careful driving.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome. Cats are not possible due to allergies in our family.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche



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