Help at our family farm in Umbria, Italy

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Italy

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    30/03/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone, we are a family of four, Jennifer, Stefano, David who is 7 and Ariel who is 1, we live and work in our countryside agriturismo in central Italy, an organic farm established in the early Eighties where people come to spend their holidays. We have 6 donkeys, two calfs, chickens, pigeons, rabbits, cats, dogs. We are surrounded by woodland with beautiful walking paths, here are a sauna in a cave in the forest, a swimming pool, a vegetable garden and olive trees. We produce organic extra virgin olive oil, jams, spelt, honey, meat, vegetables, and everything we can for our own consumption and restaurant.
    We have 3 holidayhouses wich are rented during spring and summer time to italian or people from other countries, mostly families with kids.
    Here is a restaurant where our guests can eat good and healthy food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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

    Living in the Umbrian countryside is an experience in itself, connecting with the pace of nature and breathe in the cultural traditions of the heart of Italy. We will share all our knowledge about growing and tending plants and animals, and the principles of organic farming, about italian food, and about living and working in an italian "agriturismo".
    Jennie has a passion for naturopathy, yoga, arts, creativity. Stefano for food, plants, tools, wood and fishing. We can help you learn and improve italian and introduce you to our beautiful region.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a strong person, with at least a bit Italian speaking, who can help us with the many things that need doing around our family house and farm.
    We will need from March to May for preparing the vegetable garden, helping with wood cut, new animal fences, little masonry works, open paths in the wood, repairing and maintenance works, olive trees pruning and plants cutting. This person will work especially with Stefano (who speaks very less English or other languages), for outside works.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    We offer a room on the ground floor of our big farm house. Regarding food we will mostly eat all together and sometimes workawayers will have to organise themselves, but ingredients are always provided and obviously you’ll have access to all our own products (meat, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, eggs...).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the countryside, the next town is 4 Km from us, very small, but there is anything you need. 20 Km from us there is Orvieto, a small city, and vary nice to visiting. We are surrounded by many wood, paths and streets for walkings and for mountain bike tours, many nice town to visit with each his own interesting story. Nearby there is the Bolsena lake for very nice one day stay, where you can also canoing or windsurfing, and the same on the Trasimeno Lake too. In the surrounding there are nice walls for climbing and a very nice fitness club with also an indoor climb wall. There are interesting caves to visit with guides, and not far there are thermal bath, free or in spa. We live in a very nice place! To discover and to love.
    During summer time almost every day you can find something to do in the towns nerby, as music, live music, coctails, outside cinema or theatre, dancing, walkings with guide, and mostly food.
    We can have times to spend together and you can explore by yourself.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, max 5 days a week



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