Help us to renovate our organic holiday farm stay project in Tuscany, Italy

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Italy

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    26/11/2020

  • paid opportunity

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Family farm on top of hill in the middle of Tuscany between Florence and Lucca. Need your car to go around and visit surrounding hills. We are an Organic olive-grape-forest bio 40 hectares farm on top of the hill of Montevettolini near to Montecatini Terme. We are surrounded by wild forest but not too far from civilisation: 30 minutes from Lucca by train, 15 minutes from Pistoia and 40 minutes to Florence. We bought this farm and land 2 years ago and are trying to transform in an holiday natural/bio resort with garden and 3 self catering apartments to be renovated and embellished in 3 three-bedroom b&b self catering apartments. The farm and the land have been abandoned more than 20 years ago so there is lots to clean and restore. 1000 olive trees need to be pruned. 5 hectares of land need to be clean from blackberries and wild grass. One hectare of vineyard need to be recovered, cleaned and replanted. The farm is made by three 3-bedroom units/apartments and we would like to restore them to be used for holiday accommodation. The area is perfect for holiday retreat away from urban stress. 40 minutes from Pisa airport - via train or car. Need a car to come and find us on the top of hill over the walled medieval village of Montevettolini. From the farm you can see all the valdarno valley. Leonardo's birth village Vinci is only 10km from the farm. There is a painting of our hill sketched by Leonardo himself when he was 15.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will enjoy the old Tuscan countryside lifestyle learning old skills from local professionals: Learning farm and building jobs with local professionals. Learning olive oil and wine making. Enjoying life in farm and forest. Breeding clean air. Learning cooking and eating bio products. Learning Italian.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We need any kind of help: we have plenty of farming, gardening and forest tasks to do every day. Cutting and cleaning forest trees. Pruning olive trees. Look after vineyard. Cutting grass and blackberries. Vegetable garden garden seasonal jobs. Plus we are renovating the farm, so we also have plenty of plumbing and building jobs to be accomplished: Plastering and painting walls. Plumbing bathrooms and kitchen. Wood windows and doors restoration. We also have a 3 years old girl - so if we work on our holiday farm project we (could] need someone to look after our daughter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double bedroom in self catering apartment on the farm. Need your own CAR to buy food and to go to train station. We are on a hill 2km away from next town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tourist tours in Tuscany: Vinci, Lucca, Florence, Pistoia, Pisa.... WiFi, mountain biking and hiking in the forest. Long walk in the forest. Mingle with locals: Next medieval town is 2km. Plenty of bars, pub and restaurants 5km away.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours per week, 2 days off

Host ref number: 962243395169