Come to help at our house in the woods of Tuscany, Italy



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  • Description


    We live in a small stone country house surrounded by woods chestnut woods with our, cats, dogs and our lovely lodgers Mina and Jairo from the downstairs apartment.
    Demo is a gardener, farmer and musician and Irene is a wannabe English teacher, traveler and nature lover. We moved to Tuscany and started the project of our country house, based on sustainability and respect of nature and of each other.
    We are at the beginning and there is a lot to do! We look for responsible and motivated helpers not scared of getting their hands dirty and we will do our best to make you feel at home and share together a great experience!
    We look forward to meeting you!
    COVID UPDATE: in these strange times we know how difficult can be to get around freely, more than ever we welcome travellers at our house when covid restrictions allow us! We will have to take one day at the time as the situation is constantly changing...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Enjoy the fresh air of the woody hills and learn about gardening. Explore the nature and learn about it with Demo who's passionate about spontaneous herbs and learn to make homemade natural liquors (if the time of the year is right). Our new addition to the family are two families of bees and we will be very happy to share with you our knowledge about bees while we keep learning and study this amazing animals!
    We are very easy going and free, we would love to have you participating in the works and also in parties and adventures!

  • Help


    Spring is almost over and we have a lot to do! Planting vegetabes, clearing green areas, manage the apiary and old hives, cutting and collecting wood... and more!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: 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 will be accommodated in our guest room and/or on the wooden loft above the living room. You will share the house with us, 2 dogs and some cats (you are welcome to bring your dogs! We will be happy to welcome them if well educated and not aggressive, we have no fence around the property but we live away from the road). We will provide food for all meals (vegetarian) that we will share and cook together. Being independent, clean after yourself and respect for the house is essential.
    UPDATE: we have a yurta tent! We can accommodate you in the tent, veeeery relaxing immersion in the nature! (our house will still be available for cooking, power and the rest...)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located on a hill about 10 km from Cortona, the area is beautiful and the woods that surround our house extend to the top of the mountain we face from the house. Cortona is a quaint Etruscan town that overlooks the Val di chiana Valley and the Trasimeno lake. Perugia, Arezzo and Siena are the closest cities and Florence is 1.5 hours away. Being a bit isolated the house is not reachable with public transport and is not super easy to move, if you don't have a car we will pick you up and take you to the train station when you want and give you all the information on how to get around. We will be happy to take you around and make the best out of our stay together!
    During spring and summer we are busier with our jobs outside the house, therefore it is possible we will spend few hours and sometimes the full day outside the house. Therefore you might find yourself spending some time alone at our house. We can organize for you to be able to move from the house using one of our cars and be independent.

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    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

    Space available for parking a small camper van in our garden, the way down to the house is pretty steep and it is a dirt road, usually vans make it down to the house, we discourage big campervans to come down.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cats and dogs are welcome! Keep in mind we do not have a fence around our garden but we live very far from the street. So cars won't be a problem but we do live in the woods so we have wild animals passing through the property. It is essential that your pet is well educated and most importantly not aggressive, we have two big female dogs, few cats and neighbours' dogs stopping by the house often.

  • 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

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Host ref number: 726261713595