Help needed in southern Tuscany, Italy



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  • Description


    We are a German couple and have been living at a wonderful location in the Tuscan countryside for 30 years. Along with renovating our old field stone house, we raised two daughters – 21 and 25 years old, who no longer live with us. We also established a ceramic workshop and have always had a small vegetable garden.
    I am a 56 year old professional ceramist, but cannot spend as much time in my studio as I would wish, because my 84 year old husband is now bedridden after a hip surgery and also suffers from dementia.
    We are a „team“ of non-professionals, who take care of him at our beautiful home. I would like for a reliable person to join us for a while and relieve me of some of the daily responsibilities. We specifically invite persons who love to do a bit of everything that needs doing in an old farmhouse on a hectare of land, with a vegetable garden, a pottery workshop and a bedridden man.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be a part of my family and lovely circle of friends. Our property is surrounded by nature with no visible neighbours. The area is very beautiful. In your time off there are possibilities for trecking, hiking, biking and sightseeing. We have important Etruscan excavation sites in the vicinity, as well as many cultural events, mainly over the summer. Sassoforte, the local mountain, offers the opportunity for rock-climbing. Grosseto (35kms), Siena (50kms) and Florence (100kms) can be reached by train or bus.
    We are not vegetarians but eat only little meat. I bake our own bread, we eat lots of organic food and vegetables and I love to cook for friends. We have a DVD player and often invite friends over for cinematic events.

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    My husband is 85 years old and suffers from dementia and since a hip surgery he is mainly bedridden; we are a "team" of non professional who take care of him at our wonderful home.

    You are a relaiable person who wants to live for a while with us and take part of this team.

    I am 57 years old and I am a ceramist. I want to turn back in the workshop and do my ceramics.
    So I need a person who loves to do a bit of everything which is necessary to be done in an old farmhouse with a vegetable garden and less than an acre of land.....and a beddriden man :-)
    Our place is in the middle of nature; not in the village.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a room for yourself in our lovely old house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is in an amazing area and in your time off there are plenty possibilities for trecking, hiking, sightseeing and lot of cultural events - mainly in spring and summer.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

One side off the old fieldstone house
The view from our home
Our village

Host ref number: 757594247755