Small farmhouse in the countryside and 10 mins walk to an Italian large mountain village in Tuscany, Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    I now need help with fence reparing and animal care ( walking dog and feeding horses).
    I live in the country just outside a Castel del Piano, 10 min on foot into town. I have one dog, one cat and 2 horses.
    The town has everything basic that one needs. In winter seeing as we live also on a mountain, it's twenty minutes up to the ski slopes and in summer one hour away from the beach, that's in the opposite direction. Pubblic transport is bus and can take you to the nearest cities like Grosseto (45 minutes), Florence (2 and a half hours) and Siena (one hour and a half). Rome(3 hours and a half) by bus and train, the station in Grosseto. I am mostly vegetarian but eat fish, cheeses and also sometimes meats . I havn't got a television but have unlimited internet.

    I am quite quiet and enjoy being outside. I am studying a course given by Fritjof Capra and participate in a Russian book club. I live in an old house, a few things where I live are modern, but I live in absolute SIMPLICITY. The house is heated by wood and therefore is cold in some parts at some times of the day. The hot water is available in the evening. I usually shop once or twice a week. I am prepared to cook one meal a day, although sometimes it will be prepared the day before. Therefore breakfast you will get for yourselves and one meal you will need to prepare, unless I am home.
    I have a companion who comes to stay either for the day or a day and a night about once a week.
    I am very busy with my work as an osteopath but i try to work 4 long dsys a week and have off 3 days to dedicate to the farm. You will have some time working alone.
    My current project is to renew the fence in the horse paddock.

    Busco un jinete experimentado que pueda hacer ejercicio con mi padrillo joven de 11 años que ha sido domado desde los 2 años. Tengo dos caballos, madre e hijo. Pero la madre no ha sido montada nunca y es vieja así que solamente necesitaria ayuda con el padrillo.
    También busco ayuda en la casa para pintar las paredes y techos de la casa, desmantelar un armario, comenzar a catalogar los libros que tengo en la biblioteca con etiquetas sobre el lomo y también hacer un catálogo de los libros en la computadora. Pasear al perro, un poco de ayuda en la casa.
    Acepto parejas o mujeres con experiencia en el trabajo de campo.7

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Slow italian life in a small country town, on a mountain an hour from the sea, and conversation with an alternative healthcare practitioner who has worked for over 30 years.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Collecting wood and stacking it for the winter. Maintenence and building of wooden and electric fencing. Walk dog and feed dog and cat.
    I need also help with cleaning in the house and cellar.
    You need to be self motivated, used to working alone, comfortable in the countryside and willing to try to consume as little as possible electricity, gas and water.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom with a single bed , or a double if you are a couple and a shared bathroom. Lots of books.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can practice english or learn italian. There are beautiful views and walks you can enjoy. It is not to busy and rather peaceful. You can slow down and have a taste of italian life and cooking. You have a very flexible volunteer hours and there are lots of historical sites ranging from prehistorical man to etruscan, roman and medival times . You can also enjoy the raw nature of the maremma with places to see such as mount Amiata, giardino di
    Spuerri, Merigar and the tibetan museum, bagno s filippo, monte labbro, Arcidosso and the castle with its museum, Seggiano and the olive oil museum, Abbadia S Salvatore with its abby and museum, Santa Fiora with its museum of Balducci, Piancastagnaio and the museum of the mines. There is a river to swim in in the vally and in the winter skiing.
    You can sit in the Corsini cafe and have a very good coffee and cake, choose from one of the many restaurants in the village and the pizza is excellent.
    You can travel by bus to Siena or Florence.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day (max 25 hours per week)

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