We are a friendly English family living our dream in Monte Giberto, Italy. Six years ago we bought a derelict farmhouse with 10 acres of land including an Olive grove. We have spent a number of years renovating the house, gardens and land. Our aim is to be self-sufficient in providing much of our own energy resources and organic food. We now have two children and a small number of dogs and cats and we all speak various levels of Italian (except the pets!). We also assist local Italian children to improve their English.
Each Oct-Nov we work the olive groves on our land and take them to the local 'Cantina' to have them pressed for Olive Oil. It's a very interesting process and each year we hope to beat our previous years press (this year was 40 litres!)
The land, itself, has stunning views over the Italian landscape and we enjoy very warm Summers and in Winter we have the added bonus of a Ski resort nearby.
Monte Giberto is located 20 minutes drive from the East coast of Italy, approximately halfway between Ancona and Pescara airports. Although a little remote there is still plenty to do at different times of the year including an outdoor swimming pool (not onsite), skiing/snowboarding, sightseeing, bars and cafes, watersports, weekly markets etc. Rome is only a 3 hour drive away for further exploration. We are happy to offer advice with travelling to and from our location and to areas of interest.
We need help during the Spring and Summer months. We have a large vegetable garden and a lot of land that needs attention. Inside and outside the house there is much painting and decorating to be done. Or you can help with the children and animals!
We are happy to assist volunteers with getting to and from public transport when possible as we understand volunteers will want to explore the area and we are happy to be flexible with work days to fit in with local transport arrangements.
Our home is in a magical area, particularly during the Summer when there are many Festivals on - you will not be bored!
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
Cocinar para toda la familia
Cuidado de animales
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
Travellers will become part of the family! You will learn about the Italian culture, particularly the local area and enjoy everything that Monte Giberto has to offer. Learn about the olive harvest process and even take away a sample from the fruits of your labour! You will have access to many types of watersports and be able to engage with tourists from other countries. Improve your language skills both in English and Italian.
We are looking for volunteers who are fun, friendly, like children and pets, hard-working and who also want to see the area. We need assistance with the following (not limited to): Childcare, gardening, maintenance and repair, cleaning etc.
In return we will provide you with more than comfortable accommodation within the house and wholesome food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Andy loves cooking!). But depending on our work load you may have to cook yourselves (ingredients provided). We can accommodate 2 volunteers at a time (1 x couple) or an individual in a double room. We will try to alternate the various jobs.
Easy train access from Bologna to Porto San Giorgio and various buses - please contact us for more specific details.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week