Help needed picking olives and gardening in the beautiful Cortona, Tuscany



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description



    Hello, we are looking for help picking olives as soon as possible till about the 20th of December. Thanks for enquiry :)

    Hi! We are a family who lives in the beatiful Tuscan countryside, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre of Cortona. Mum (Patrizia) is a wedding planner and Rebecca (21 years old) and Marta (27 years old) are university students and come back to Cortona during the weekend whenever possible. Rebecca was a workawayer last year in Canada and this summer in Wales and she really enjoyed her experience.

    Our house is plenty of animals: we have three dogs, one cat, some chickens, a rabbit and some small parrots. We have about 3 hectares of land with olive trees, a very very tiny lake and a stunning overview to the valley. We often enjoy amazing sunsets from our yard and we love having bbq parties with our friends.

    We are looking for someone to stay with us for about 3 weeks from mid November 2018. We're looking for an animals lover, fit enough for outdoor jobs and who enjoys being surrounded by nature. All meals will be provided; we like cooking and we would also love to taste your traditional food if you want to. In November we might have a warm and nice fall as well as some rainy days. Anyway the area is full of historical and artistic attractions as well as outdoor activities and you will not get bored here.

    We can just accomodate one guest a time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Tuscany is one of the best and peaceful place of Italy to hang around. We moved here 13 years ago and we will be happy to share our Italian culture with you and tell you more about the area. We all love travel and discover new cultures. You will be treated as a part of the family!
    If you would like we can also help you improving your Italian.

  • Help


    We need help picking up olives and with some general mantainance around the house. We have recently bought a piece of land from our neighbour and we need tidy up the area. Francesco, our gardener, will help our volunteer doing some job. Other kind of help includes building fences, cutting wood and animal care.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Our guest will have a private bedroom and a private bathroom in our basement. The basement includes a living room with guitars and table football. It will be your private area to relax with a nice overview to the garden. Wi-fi might not be perfect down there but you are always welcome in the main house and all around the property.
    No smoke inside the house or in the basement please!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beatiful area with lots of opportunities for outdoor lovers. We have a bike you can borrow to explore the countryside. Then we are close to the main italian attractions:
    -Florence is about 1 hour and 20 minutes by train and the train station is easy to reach by bus. We can also give you a lift if possible;
    -Rome is 2 hours by train;
    -San Gimignano, Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Trasimeno lake are so close as well.

  • 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

Host ref number: 894985438235