Renovate an 18th Century Farm, Italy



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    The house itself is set in two and a half hectares of land, part of which is an olive grove of 100 plus trees, as well as being a local nature hotspot. Over the years the land has become overgrown and needs some care and attention to bring it back to it's former glory.

    The longer term project is to use the property as somewhat of a Hostel where skilled or unskilled travelers can stay and work if they choose - with the opportunity of maybe even hosting nature and Italian language courses in the off-season.

    A real highlight of this project is that we are embarking on a very community-focused endeavor and envisage having plenty of young people working and living together. I am keen to welcome people into the home to see it thrive on that energy, and it would also be a fantastic opportunity for my twelve-year-old to interact with a diverse culture of people.

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    There is plenty of work to be done on the land, including clearing terraces, the Olive grow, setting up organic growing and building/roofing to be done on the barn.

    Inside the house there is general maintenance and building work to be done, including some plumbing and electrical work, painting and decorating.

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    English: Fluente
    French: Fluente
    Italian: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    The house is an Eighteenth Century Farm House that was renovated ten years ago but has been empty during the winter for the last two years.

    There are five bedrooms and it is heated with three wood burning stoves - although in the summer you'll be grateful for it's cool air.

    It is only 15 minutes from Lucca in a car and there are also buses 10 minutes away that run to the local towns. Alternatively I can offer the use of a bike and help with shopping if necessary.

    I can offer workers a lunchtime meal, and depending on the time of year (or how many workers we have) you may be staying in the family home so would be welcome to join us for evening meals as well. We can clarify these details via email before your arrival.

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It's the traditional features of Canale that help make the place so spectacular, so we're working hard to maintain and renovate them.
There is 2 and a half hectares of land, plus over 150 olive trees. Plenty to keep any green-figured volunteer entertained!
A lot of the land has become overgrown in the last few years so before we can start planting and building it needs a bit of TLC.
The other social room in the house is the lounge, which has a lot of potential as a warm and cosy hangout
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen hosts many a sociable evening for volunteers
Our outdoor pizza oven, keeping with tradition of course!
As you can see, a lot has been done to the house already, making it a comfortable and relaxing stay.
One of the lovely features of the land is our dry-stone wall. It does need re-building in places.
This is the barn that we want to become a workshop and hopefully a terrace space on the top floor. It needs a new roof, electrical hookup and some flooring before being painted.
Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 4992959974c8