Help us become self sufficient in our 17th-century farmhouse near Florence, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Giulia is from Verona and is a qualified pastry chef, Louis is from Munich who studied economics and organised classical music concerts and Virdis is from Macerata and is a Wall Street veteran.

    In winter 2020 we decided to come and live in a 17th-century farmhouse and work the surrounding 24 hectares, 25km south-east of Florence.

    Our aim is to become self sufficient. For now we are cultivating the vineyards, olive orchards and the vegetable garden with biological practices.

    Here we are confronted with all kind of tasks, no day is like another! From pruning to harvesting, from felling trees to rebuilding old stone walls, from dry cover cropping the vegetable garden to preparing the evenings dinner, from making apple vinegar to jams.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are trying to learn as much as possible, primarily from nature and by confronting old farming practices with new ones. We are pretty much every day seeking advice from our neighbour, a 75 year-old farmer. From him we not only discover old farming practices but also how people lived and what the cultural practices of the area were.

  • Aide

    Aide

    You will be helping us in whatever task needs to get done that day! No specific experience is necessary. However, you should not be shy of getting your hands dirty or of any physical tasks.
    We are about to start a new year and with it a new cycle in our land. In January we will be making wood for the next winter and fixing the infrastructure of our vineyards, specifically fences, poles and wires. In February we will start with the pruning of the vines; this, depending on the number of people, will approximately take 1.5 months. Come March, our aim is to approach the pruning of our ca.1500 olive trees; we expect to be finished by the end of April. The last duty before the harvesting season begins in September is the spring pruning of the vines - this will take place between May and June.
    Throughout the season, we will also be taking care of our vegetable garden.
    As a last detail for whoever would like to join us this winter, we want to mention that as of today our only heating system is the fireplace.
    We are very much looking forward to meeting you all!

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant
    Italian: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    The farmhouse has three rooms (the photograph with the bedroom is one of them).
    We are always cooking and eating together.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The closest train station is a 10-minute drive from the farmhouse. From here the train takes 25 minutes to get to Florence. Should you be arriving by train, it is here that we will pick you up.

    The upper Valdarno valley not only has a wonderful landscape but is also home to an incredible culture. The next main road from the farmhouse was already used by the Etruscans to commute from Arezzo to Florence. Along this road churches named Pievi were build roughly 1000 years ago. These are real architectural masterpieces and unique to this area. Absolute breathtaking is the Castello di Sammezzano, an 18th-century castle build in the moorish revival architectural style.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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