I am just beginning the second year of an exciting project in the mountains in Tuscany. I have taken on an extremely neglected farmhouse and surrounding land and I need enthusiastic, positive people to come and work with me as I wish to become ‘self-sufficient-ish’ here.
Mantenimiento / bricolage
Ayuda en una granja
Ayuda en casa
Ayuda con animales
Ayuda con idiomas
You would have your time off/free time to enjoy the surrounding area and improve Italian and English.
There is a bus stop near by for your travel; there is only a bar in the village you may wish to venture further away on your days off. Or head to the river just down the road.
I am English and can help you with the English language and culture and I am able to tell you of my experiences in life and here in Italy.
While I share my experiences and knowledge I do hope to be able to learn from you too.
What used to be a beautiful farm has been badly neglected for over 30 years and as a result pretty much everything needs some attention. Which is great as there is something for everyone to do.
Most of the jobs/chores anyone with enough enthusiasm can do but it is hard and often dirty work as some of the buildings haven’t been cleaned for many, many years.
I am really in need of someone with basic carpentry skills for some much needed, albeit simple maintenance of the chicken coop and roost. I intend to expand the flock this next year and need them to be safe of course.
Summer will be about preparing for Winter. Someone with experience using a chain saw will be very welcome as there is some woodland to be cleared and the wood processed to firewood. I don’t want to be cold here again next Winter!
You will need to genuinely want to work in this environment and be aware that the animals are my priority.
There is painting to be done within the house, fruit trees to prune, and a vegetable patch plus herb garden to be weeded, maintained and expanded.
In April I will need help with a Springclean before welcoming Summer guests.
I have begun planting fruit bushes on some of the terraces and I also plan to fill another terraced area with lavender that I hope to complete in March.
I have goats, a horse, chickens, chicks and couple of young cats who all enjoy my attention and are very much part of my family. I intend to get geese in the Spring.
Having people working here with me allows me more time with the animals and to ride my horse. Of course you can help me with them should you wish to and have the experience. It’s better to stay at least a week if you hope to learn something new.
Days off are always Saturday and Sunday to ensure I get some downtime too.
My hope is that you will pick something you enjoy doing while you stay here. It may, in fact probably will be hard physical work at times you mostly likely will get aches and a few bruises - but it can also fun and is in a beautiful place in the World.
English. Improving Italian. A little French
You will have your own room in my home.
We will share them but there are two bathrooms. One with a bath the other a shower.
I naturally expect that household chores are done by everyone.
I am unable to accept your pets unfortunately.
I will provide you with 3 meals a day. I am vegetarian with a leaning toward vegan so meat and fish are not available from me. You are of course very welcome to do your own BBQ in the yard.
There is a fabulous pizza/bread oven that I hope to make good use of.
Have a look online and see all about The Garfagnana Tuscany.
It’s a fabulous region for being outdoors. I can arrange for you to go horse riding (not my mare) and tell you all about the area.
Transport is easily reached as a bus stop is a few metres away and the train station just a 2 km away. So 30-40 min walk. Cinque Terre, Pisa, Lucca and Florence are all easily accessible from here by train. It is rural here as the farm is situated on the outskirts of a tiny village where there is only a bar and a post office - no shops at all.
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Maximum 5hrs per day 5 days a week
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