Help our family with the olive harvest in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Carmignano, Italy



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  • Description


    Hi everyone!
    We are a family living in the middle of the Tuscany countryside, about 25 km from Florence.
    We love nature, animals and spending time in company! We are very easy going and getting to know other cultures is one of our passions.
    We are located in Carmignano, a little village of 1200 people and we live in an historical villa from 1600! Part of this villa is now a B&B (open during spring, summer and part of autumn)
    You'll get to be surrounded by nature and have a breathtaking view of the typical tuscan landscape, as you can see from the pictures
    From about mid October we are starting the harvest of the olives to produce our own olive oil for personal use only, and we would love to have some extra hands! :) we have more or less 450 olive trees! the harvest it's going to last almost 2 months. We are also going to renovate some windows and shutters, repairing and painting them, and also painting some walls!

    The task it's going to be quite tiring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • 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

    here you can learn bit of Italian and Italian culture and cuisine and all about the production of olive oil!
    Florence is very accessible, since there are trains and busses to get there! (it's always better if you have your own car).
    Many other tuscan cities and villages are not far from here! Lucca, Vinci and Pisa are an example.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    we need help with the olives harvest, picking and re-organizing the wood and we also would like someone who knows about woodworking, since we are going to fix and renovate our windows and shutters!
    (You won't be asked to help in the bnb, since it's going to be closed)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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'll get to have a private/shared bedroom and bathroom (depending on how many workawayers we are hosting) in our B&B.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are very sporty people, and we can help you organizing some sport activities. Our place is very famous for cycling trips, both for mountain bike and road bike! ( the "giro d'italia" also passes by here).
    it's a very peaceful spot, so you can get to meditate or do yoga in complete silence! we have also a "relax area" which you can use!

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 645174413989