Farming and Creativity, join in the activities of our Organic Farm in Tuscany, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an Organic Farm with more than 80% of our energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels and sustainably managed wood). Furthermore, all water destined for agricultural use, comes directly from the spring that bubbles up behind our house. Most of the vegetables that we consume, comes from our organic garden.

    We are a family of 6, Papà Francesco, Mamma Elena, Filippo (1998), Enrica (1990), Laura (1994), Olivia (1996).
    Mamma and Papà had this big dream 30 years ago, and they built this place and made it slowly a magical little paradise.
    We then moved back to Napoli where they are originally from, and only recently the all family is moving back.

    Mamma Elena is an incredible woman, full of energy, that made her dreams come true. She's a fantastic Dj on some dancing nights here at the house, she loves to walk around nature and discover new places, she loves dancing and she has a beutiful voice when she sing.

    Papà Francesco is a man of not many words, but when he talks he's very funny and very sweet. He has a very big warm heart, and helps everybody in needs. He loves food, he doesn't speak a word of any other language if not italian, but he always manage to make himself understand!

    Filippo is a freelance designer, but is now finding his way in the countryside life, helping and working hard outside. He's also interested in the vinyard, and he's working on making our wine always more delicious.

    Enrica is working at the farm since 4 years now, and she's taking care off all the communication and taking care of the guests. She loves animals, she's an amazing cook, she's very creative and she always find a easy and good solutions to problems.

    Olivia is now studying photography in Firenze, and she comes sometimes on weekends to have a break from the city life.
    She's an amazing photographer, she has a very contagious laugh and she loves nature, dancing and eating!

    And I'm Laura, I've just moved back here. I've started to take classes at a naturopathy school , and I'm very excited to start many new projects here connected to that, like making creams, oil and many other things with all the amazing plants we can find around here. I love cooking, and finding balance with the different flavours i can find in nature. I love to dance, I'm learning how to play with fire and with led poi. I love the sea and I'm crazy in love with Napoli, where i was leaving before, but i needed a change, so here i am!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    We host workshops and the all farm has the main incomes from this activity. We produce olive oil, wine, honey and jams. We have a big organic vegetable garden, donkeys, horses and chickens.

    Volunteers will have many opportunities to work on different things ... from helping with the guest of the workshops to watering the gardens, picking vegetables, plant new plants, look after the animals or making jams, helping in the vineyard or helping during the harvest..

    Everyone help, before and after the meals, to prepare food, set the table and leave everything clean at the end!

    We are also very interested in people who likes to work with pictures and web-communication.

    Here there is always something to do! We look for people aware of the fact that working in the country is very hard. We require 5 hours of work per day, 5 days a week!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    tent (we provide to it), or room once available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you don't have a car, you can walk up to the village, and have a nice 30 min. walk through the fields. There you can also take a bus to visit the area. In the Village you can find a small supermarket, 2 bars and a restourant.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week

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