We are Beatrix and Claudio an Italian/ German husband and wife, living in the beautiful Umbria country side for the last 20 years.
We live in a restored country side homestead with a vegetable garden, a pond, and 2 adjoining apartments for friends and family.
The nearest town reachable by foot is the lovely village of Doglio, it has a little Bar ( caffè) and a tiny grocery shop. The main town, around 20-30 min drive by car is Todi.
Our house is in the rural hearth of Umbria, it is really peaceful, we are surrounded by hills, woods and land, the only thing that can keep you up at night are the frogs singing in the pond.
Help in the house
A chance to learn/ practise Italian or German, insides Into sustainable living, vegetable garden maintenance! Get to know the locals!
In exchange of accommodation and most food we would like open minded/ young people to come and help us a bit around the house, that can go from picking vegetables in the garden, fruit picking for jam, cutting grass, helping Claudio with little maintenance jobs around the house, occasional cleaning in the house and also possibly helping with sorting out some areas in the garden ( organising the garden sheds etc)
Italian/ German / English / tiny bit of French
Accommodation can depend on availability, your own private flat / or tent in the garden
Private flat: our house is made out of 2 guests flats on the ground floor and on the first floor is the flat where we live.
The biggest guest flat has someone living in it till the End of September.
The other guest flat ( where workaway guests can stay) has a big bedroom with double bed, a living room with kitchen/ dining room area with a wood stove for the winter, and there is a small bathroom with shower.
If there is someone already staying in the flat then we will put a nice tent in the garden next to the house, and you will have access of course to the kitchen and bathroom in the house.
Food is offered whilst you are staying with us, happy to have meals together but when we are not home You will need to cook with what is at home
Beatrix drives to Todi every day in the morning and comes back in the evening, so you are more than welcome to get a lift into town, from Todi there are 2 buses a day that go to Rome in 2h, if you fancy a week end in the big city!
Doglio can be reached by foot in 30 min, or you can borrow our bikes for a tour around the country side roads! There are also plenty of possibilities for walks around the woods and fields... your mind is your only constraint:-)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week