Take care and housesit for a historical house near Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

  • Italia
  • 1751 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 03/02/2023



 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más



  • Descripción


    My family is owner of a historical house in Tuscany since 1536, the villa is 7 Km from Pisa and 10 Km from Lucca, close to the Vecchiano beach, inside a nature park.

    Please, check our calendar before mail and it is not a business and/or we are not asking for help with any business activity.

    We are looking for responsible and reliable persons who love historical house and would like to stay and sleep from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am inside, to exchange 2 hours by day of gardening for a free holidays. Morning and afternoon are totaly free; Sunday and Monday are a total free day.

    The criteria we use to evaluate the applications are:
    1). reviews from other Workaway hosts
    2). references for other housesitting/gardening experiences
    3). length of the chosen period (min 2 months)

    We appreciate to hearing you 2-3 months before a free (green) periods of our calendar; if we will agree the stay, we will reply you 1-2 months before the stay to organize your travel.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Probably an holiday opportunity if you would like to spend some time in Tuscany (Pisa - Lucca area) for a cultural tourism connected with art and nature, art heritage cities and areas with a particularly high concentration of historical assets and local traditions.

    We are inside the nature park of the Monti Pisani and the Migliarino San Rossore National Park near the beach of Marina di Vecchiano, requested for several kinds of tourism, such as rural tourism, nature tourism, wild beach tourism, spa and health tourism, art and ethical tourism, trekking and cycling tourism.

  • Ayuda


    The help is a very small building and gardening bricolage activities. The housesitter will check the eating and electricity system, verify the doors and gate close before sleeping, clean the garden around the villa, etc.

    Following could be a weekly timetable example.

    From Tuesday to Friday:
    In the morning around 2 hour (7:00-9:00am) gardening around the villa, in late evening (8:00-9:00pm) to watering the flowers around the villa and before sleeping to check gate and door close.

    Sunday and Saturday:
    We have events (wedding, gala dinner, etc) usualy, external workers manage them. Because events you will not check gate and door close but music and noise will continue untill 3:00-4:00am and you will need ear plugs!

    The park tasks are managed by external professional gardeners. You will not be involved in any job or heavy garden tasks.

    Main help is to sleep inside the real estate for security. Your bedroom is close to the villa entrance. From 7:00 am external housekeepers, workers and gardenrs are inside the villa and park untill 8:00 pm and you are totaly free.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Your single room with a private bathroom has a corner with elettrical fire, a oven, a fridge and a sink. A washing machine is inside the villa and you can use it. The room has TV sat and free WiFi. No meals provided

    You could use one of our bycicles. A bus stop is in front of the villa gate. The rail station and the San Giuliano Terme village is 2 km far.

    Italian speaking is not a requirement
    English speaking is a requirement
    Gardening and art love is a requirement
    No alcohol and smoking is a requirement

    You are like a owner guest during the day.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The villa is 1 Km from the village/rail station of San Giuliano Terme (a touristic SPA area), the historical centre of Pisa is located 7 Km away (10 minutes by bus) and the town of Lucca is at 10 Km (15 minutes). In the front of the Villa entrance-gate you will be able to find a bus stop with buses to/from the Pisa station, the Pisa airport and the Lucca station.

    Shops, supermarket, post office, bank, rail station, ecc are less 1 km away from the villa. You will have a bycicle to reach them.

    Florence is 60 minutes away, Siena is 90 minutes away, Rome, Milan and Turin are reachable in 3 / 4 hours while Genova and Bologna are reachable in 2 hours. The beautiful Migliarino, Massaciuccoli and St. Rossore park with wild beaches is about 7 Km away, while the sea resorts of Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia are 20 Km away.

    The place is a private italian monument under the Ministery of Art law and parts of the real estate is rented (from March to November) to two families who manage all job activities for the tourist and the housekeeping. Two external gardeners provide jobs for the historical park. Main help is to sleep inside and checking the monumental real estate equipments and security.

    No money compensation. No meals provided. It is not a business and/or we are not asking for help with any business activity. Very appreciated feedbacks from previous hosts.

    I will need your passport to comunicate your stay to the local police authority and your declaration that you have a CV19 green travel card or do not have any CV-19 restriction when we will agree the stay.

    About me and my family:
    married with Rosanna, a daughter Teresa living in Milano, a son Paolo living in Barcellona (Spain). I manage this family historical house since 2005 when I ereditate it from my uncle. Workaway host since 2016. I live in Pisa with my wife, 15 minutes drive from the villa.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    The villa can guest workawayer with own campervan, referenced by other guest. The campervan area is with an electric forniture but without water forniture.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    No, sorry it is not possible

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 825952564532

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