A rustic nature place in the Etruscan hills of Tuscany's coastal Maremma region, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for strong energetic workers (preferably couples) who could help us complete some construction projects this winter - we are building a 'spa', a lemon grove, a pair of new apartments, a wood burning kiln, and who knows what else!

    Also, if you have mad technical skills with building or plumbing or electricity or firing a wood kiln and are looking for something this winter, let us know.

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    Are you looking for a place where you can experience the local life during a longer stay? Are you happy to be part of a group? Send us a message :)

    We love help keeping our family (people, animals, and plants) in good shape. We'll share our love of seafood, our quirky mix of Italian, Canadian, Hungarian, and Argentinian culture, and our arts practice!

    Please note: we love helping people have an experience of Italy, but we are not able to provide the residency requirement for people looking to become Italian citizens. Sorry!

    We are not asking for help with any business related activity - it would be for our family, our animals, our community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve your Italian, learn to cook local Maremmana specialities, learn a variety of art forms, immerse yourself into Italian way of life - and (in the summer season) interact with our guests from across the globe who appreciate this slice of heaven.

  • Help

    Help

    Ciao, from Andrea and Chandra, Federico and Kinga, Ailen and Rodrigo, and of course, Rita! Welcome to our little slice of heaven - a rustic retreat in the green hills of Maremma, Toscana's wild and unexplored coastal region. We are located on the outskirts of a small Etruscan hill town that offer endless views and an authentic cultural immersion. Andrea is a fabulous cook and Chandra is a working artist. Kinga and Federico take care of our agricucina. And Ailen and Rodrigo care for our gardens and our guests.

    We initially restored two ancient stone structures, rustic sheep shelters nestled into our vast tree grove, turning each small structure into a minimalist guest accommodation for our slowly growing agriturismo. Over time, we added two more structures to the agriturismo, building/restoring each cottage ourselves, using locally sourced, sustainable materials. We now host guests in six self catering cottages.

    We enjoy welcoming volunteers from across the globe who share our love of nature, who want to live sustainably, and who are enthusiastic about what life has to offer.

    We are looking for people who are adaptable and hardworking, who like to help gardening, maintenance, cooking, cleaning, and who work well in teams. We are not asking for help with any business related activity - it would be for our family, our animals, our community. We're also looking for people who are willing to stay for more than a month. Let us know if you're interested!!

    We feel fortunate to share this special place with people from all over the world who appreciate its natural beauty and embrace its rustic simplicity.

    In exchange we offer accommodation on the property, along with all meals and an authentic cultural immersion into family life in a Tuscan hill town. Our agriturismo is nestled into an olive and oak grove on the outskirts of a Tuscan hill town with amenities (alimentari, café bar, restaurant, post office and Etruscan museum) & limited public transport into neighbouring towns or to the coast.

    You'll get to meet Andrea’s 86 year old mother in law - Rita - who has had an interesting life, but now struggles with dementia. 4 (outdoor) cats - La Mama, Grigia, Cuoricino, and Mouse - live in the grove and love up our guests. Stella and Rodrigo are our resident donkeys who roam the property (and sometimes the village) and are adored by all guests. And George, our rooster, keeps his brood of chickens and chicks in order, and they in turn keep us in eggs!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Usually a private room with a bathroom close by.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your days off you can explore the Maremma, Toscana's wild coastal area, with untouched natural parks, coastal preserves and enchanted hill towns.

    Castiglione della Pescaia is the closest seaside town, a charming port town 20 minutes away with historical center and access to beautiful beaches.

    Massa Marittima is the region’s capital, a beautiful medieval city with a striking piazza and beautiful duomo, but without the tourist crowds of other Tuscan towns.

    Siena is just an hour away - and Rome, Pisa and Florence make for great day/overnight trips.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a spacious common room with quiet places inside and outside to work. The wifi isn't superfast, but it's more than adequate for most digital working.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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