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

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  • Activité récente: 21 juil. 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus

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  • Description

    Description

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

    Open periods:
    * “HOLIDAY EXCHANGE” FROM APRIL 1ST, 2025
    * “FLAT EXCHANGE” FROM NOVEMBER 2024 TO FEBRUARY 2025 *

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

    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)

    About me and my family:

    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.

    I am retired executive, married with Rosanna, with two sons, Teresa living in Milano, Paolo living in Barcellona (Spain). I managed many companies and this family historical house when I ereditate it from my uncle (since 2005).

    I live in Pisa with my wife, 15 minutes drive from the villa. We could have great talks and share some drinks to get to know each other but we have a busy life therefore we aren't around 24/7.

    Workaway host since 2016.

    Projects:

    1). We are looking for one responsible, reliable and indipendent person, who would like to spend a minimum period of 1/3 months, who love historical house and would like to stay and sleep from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am inside for the security. Help worked be in the garden/park: leaf raking, emptying pots, watering flowers, etc. In exchange for a 2 hours help by day (5 days by week: 10 hours help by week) we offer you a free private single room with a private bathroom (please see profile photos), a corner with elettrical fire, a oven, a fridge and a sink for a free holidays.
    Sunday and Monday are total free days.

    Please contact us for more information about the free holidays exchange provided with the reference: “holidays exchange”.

    2). We're also looking in the winter periods (November - March) only for someone (a couple) with past strong experiences/feedbacks in the garden/park or real estate maintenance, who are very independent, who can easily entertain themselves, who would like to spend a minimum period of 3/4 months.
    Help worked mainly be in the garden/park and in the real estate: leaf raking, emptying pots, winterizing the house, cleaning tools, mulching gardens, repair small wall, restoring, painting, etc.
    In exchange for each workawayer of a 3 hours help by day (5 days by week: 15 hours help by week) we offer you a free private flat with 1 bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen.
    Sunday and Monday are total free days.

    Please contact us for more information, details and photos about the flat exchange provided with the reference: “flat exchange”.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are in a small group of hills named “Monte Pisano”, located in northern Tuscany between the towns of Lucca and Pisa. A land living at a human pace, in the heart of Italy, inside a large private park and the “Migliarino San Rossore” National Park, near the beaches of Marina di Vecchiano; an area 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.
    Our tourist/guest research a cultural tourism connected with nature, art heritage cities and areas with a particularly high concentration of historical assets and local traditions.

    1). For the 2 hours by day help (5 days by week) is probably an exchange for a holiday opportunity if you would like to spend some time in Tuscany (Pisa - Lucca area)

    2). For the 3 hours by day help (5 days by week) by workawayer we offer you a free private flat with 1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom if you would like to spend a long period in Tuscany (Pisa - Lucca area).

  • Aide

    Aide

    The help is building and gardening activities.

    The project 1). “holidays exchange” is for 2 hours help by day (5 days by week) for 1 workawayer only

    The project 2). “Flat exchange” is for 3 hours help by day (5 days by week) for 2 workawayers

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

    The housesitter/workawayer will check the heating and electricity system, verify the doors and gate close before sleeping, clean the garden around the villa, etc.

    It is not a business and/or we are not asking for help with any business activity:
    No money compensation.
    No meals provided
    No alcohol and smoking volunteer
    Italian speaking is not a requirement
    English speaking is a requirement
    Gardening and art love is a strong requirement

    Following could be a weekly timetable example for the “holiday exchange” (2 hours/day help only):
    - 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.
    - 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! 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 gardeners are inside the villa and park untill 8:00 pm and you are free. You are like a owner guest during the day and we are very flexible about scheduling of your requested help.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Italien: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    1). for the 2 hours/day (one workawayer only):
    - a single room (photo included) with a private bathroom. It 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. Linen are included.

    2). for the 3 hours/day (2 workawayers: November-February only):
    - a private flat (photo not included) with 1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom

    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.
    The Pisa International airport is 15 km far.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

    Last but not least: we guest the cat Lilla, she is very friendly and likes to follow the housesitter during the help in the garden

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    No, sorry it is not possible

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 2-3 hours help a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 825952564532

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