Farm life and refurbishment of a farmhouse in the Italian hills

Country

Italy

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    20/08/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a bi-national Italian/Portuguese family with two daughters aged 10 and 14. We live on a farm in the hills between Firenzuola and Castel del Rio at the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna in Italy. In our free time, we grow our own vegetables, fruits and a small vineyard, take care of the woods and land belonging to our farm. We are almost finished with rebuilding our farmhouse. We have three cats.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers may benefit from practicing Italian and Portuguese languages, experience living in an old Italian farm, enjoy and visit central/northern Italy.

  • Help

    Help

    We need some help with the refurbishing of our home, so we would appreciate some building experience. We also have old furniture and doors that need to be cleaned or painted. We would like to host an English speaking volunteer so that our daughters could practise English. Some help on the farm would also be appreciated, gardening, cutting wood, cutting the grass...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, Portuguese, English, German, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The farm is a historical building made of stones surrounded by woods and fields. The traveller will have its own room and toilet. Meals will be prepared by the family or by the traveller and shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located in the Santerno Valley. It is possible to bathe in the Santerno river, which is only 2 km away. The farm is in the Apennines and it is possible to enjoy walks in the woods. Mountain bike tracks are also available in the area. Castel del Rio is located 6 km away from the farm. Buses to Imola are available with a frequency of 1 bus per hour to the Imola Train Station. Bologna, Florence, Venice, Padova, Ravenna, Verona, and other cities are easily accessible from Imola. Bologna Airport is one hour distance from the farm 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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




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