Tuscan villa in the hills of Monte Amiata looking for a hand with the property - put your skills to use!

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a beautiful villa among Tuscan hills in the area of Monte Amiata--ancient volcano covered with chestnut forests. We have several hundred olive trees, a small permaculture vegetable garden with a bigger one planned, a vineyard that is now being planted, two swimming pools with thermal water and breathtaking views.

    The villa consists of two houses with a total of 11 guest rooms.

    We host various seminars and events, from yoga retreats to culinary courses and art exhibitions. By end-June we are also opening a restaurant with the idea of using only locally grown produce (mostly coming from our own vegetable garden and from the farms around us) with maximum respect of the products, modern and traditional cooking methods and contemporary take on traditional Tuscan recipes.

    This project has started only 2 years ago so there is a lot to do to turn this wonderful property with great potential into an enchanting paradise for seminar participants, workers and anyone else willing to come and spend time with us.

    My name is Yuri, and I am in charge of all things happening here. I am an American of Russian origin, my family lives in France. Apart from managing the villa, I am the chef of our restaurant and love to take part in all gardening works.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Other
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We are interested in any kinds of people who can bring their input into our project. From gardening to helping with the restaurant to playing music in the evening or creating works of art on the walls of our rooms. Almost anything you love and are good at can find it's place here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Russian, French, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in the house with a window, bed, and toiler/shower. During seminars you may be expected to stay for a few days in a big bell tent with WC and shower nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Besides wandering in beautiful cities and looking at Renaissance art, there are many other things you can do in Tuscany. For example, you can learn to cook or just taste Tuscan food, do trekking, golf or go to a health spa.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    We would normally work as needed - nature does not stop for a rest. But usually it is within limit, one day a week off.

That's Yuri giving a cooking class
hall for meditation, dancing, movies
Fabio, our permaculture guru
lower pool still in need of some landscaping solution













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