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Help with the grape and olive harvest in Castiglione in Teverina, Italy

  • Italy
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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi, this is Roberto!
    I'm a marine biologist silently passionate about the wonders of this world. In 2019 I decided to take over my family business. My mother, an advocate of organic farming, did a great job with the farmhouse but I decided to make some changes and to go for regenerative agriculture.

    Together with my life partner Emanuela, we already have a hosting account and happily host various travelers who are helping us mainly at our home. There are some periods of time however when we need more help at the farm. Because of the distance, about 1hr drive, and the business nature of the farm we decided it was more appropriate to create a new profile.

    Our small farm sits on a hill at the border between Umbria (15km from Orvieto) and Lazio. There is a vineyard, many olive trees and some fruit trees as well as sheep and chickens.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    In Italy there's no minimum wage by law (questionable choice) so we feel that besides rewarding you with some of our products - grape juice and olive oil - I would take you to some amazing spots around this area and teach you how to make Italian gnocchi and pasta.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    The farmhouse has become a holiday home that we rent throughout the year. However, Autumn is quite a busy season with the grape and olive harvest. Therefore, I'm seeking help exclusively at the beginning of September and from mid October to mid/end November. I'm hoping to host as many workawayers as the place can host (see accommodation details below) to make this experience a sort of community experience. Some may help with the harvesting - for the olives we use pickers that require strenght - some may cook (vegan/vegeratian is preferred).

  • Languages

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


    The farmhouse has 5 rooms all with private bathrooms, a couple could have their own privacy and a single workawayer could share a room. There's a common kitchen, we could either prepare meals altogether or have a workawayer taking care of it, also on rotation, why not. Depending on the arrangements I could also provide an independent apartment for small groups/family stays.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Travelers either with their own car or not are both welcome. You can reach the farmhouse by train to Orvieto and I will come to get you. In September our workawayers could also enjoy the swimming pool.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    up to 6hrs (depending on the weather) for 4 days a wk / up to 5hrs for 5 days a wk

Host ref number: 663948951721



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