We are a multi-cultural (German/Vietnamese) family of three who bought a beautiful Rustico (former farmhouse with natural stone walls) in the Apennine mountains in the Northern part of Tuscany, approx. 37km North of the city of Lucca. The house, beautifully located at 850m above sea level in a very peaceful and secluded forest area, is renovated to a large extent, however still needing work on the outside. There is a small guest house close to the main house which needs painting on the inside. Around the house is a large forest area with many old chestnut trees, which also needs maintenance (e.g. deadwood removal).
Bricolage et projets de construction
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Aide à la maison
We are coming from a diverse cultural background and have seen many parts of the world. We look at a rich life and travel experience which we like to share with others as much as we like to cook and share our food and wine with our guests.
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The main work will be to remove deadwood and fallen trees from the garden/forest around the house and chopping them into firewood for the wintertime. We have already cut a couple of trees into pieces and they now need to get carried to the house for chopping. The work can be quite strenuous because the area around the house is pretty steep. You should be physically fit and/or enjoying a good workout in nature.
There are two rooms in the basement of the main house in which we would like to lay tiles and plaster the walls.
We are currently in the process of getting the natural stone walls of the main house fixed. This will be done by a professional company. This year (Sep/Oct), we still want to plant lavender and other bushes and do some gardening work.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
We'd like to improve our Italian! We're also happy to help you improve your German or start learning Vietnamese.
You can sleep in the guest house which has its own bathroom. Alternatively, in case you're a true nature lover: we plan to install a tree tent underneath the chestnut trees, further up the hill behind the house. We'll take care of food and drinks
The house lies pretty remotely with limited public transport (public bus transport with a low frequency). It takes 15-20 minutes to get to the next village and train station by car. If you are looking for tranquility, peace, fresh air, and breathtaking views, you'll find it all at our place. Go hiking is a natural choice, we also have many books at our place. The region is - other than the Southern part of Tuscany - not touristy. You find many small and authentic villages in the area (Coreglia Antelminelli, Barga, Garfagnana) that are worth visiting and spend some relaxing time. Lucca is the closest bigger tourist attraction, approx. 45min by car but also reachable by train.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
There's enough space in our forest for a midsize camper. However, the access road is bumpy in some parts (for approx. 400m), requiring careful driving.
Dogs are welcome. Cats are not possible due to allergies in our family.
Maximal 4-5 Stunden am Tag, 5 Tage die Woche