Motrone - Tuscan Hilltop Village

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Motrone - Tuscan Hilltop Village

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionWe live in Motrone a hilltop ancient village in Tuscany it is 8km away (thank goodness) from Civilisation.

    Starting and finishing times depending on the seasons, planting and harvesting

    For day off we like folk to see the area and they can leave 7:30am on the bus and arrive back Sunday evening and I pick them up from the Railway station, we are a base for visits all over Tuscany.

    The help at the moment is watering, weeding,mulching and fertilising and replanting and cutting firewood

    We are really looking for those with Building and mechanical experience or those who are used to manual work

    The help requires someone who is reasonably fit and highly motivated and prepared to learn skills.

    We have a very busy and successful online property hosting programme which takes priority and you can expect to get involved helping out...

    We provide good accommodation sometimes we give you the food and you cook it for yourself and very good WIFI

    We have a small farm of nearly 15 hectare which we are redeveloping a old vineyard and orchards, with bringing in organic vegetable gardens on a permaculture basis

    We will show you how to make wine and cheeses in season.

    The house is nestled in a small hilltop Tuscan village.
    Enjoy walks in the forest and the peaceful ambience of a small agricultural village steeped in history, whilst only a short drive from Borgo a Mozzano, Bagni di Lucca, Lucca and Barga.

    House rules are simple courtesy and respect your hosts and the adjoining neighbours.

    The water is from a mountain spring and is delicious!

    We prefer long term commitment for those who prove to be suitable.

    We look forward to your enquiry, especially those with skills
  • LocationItaly, Toscana, Provincia di Lucca, Motrone

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Cooking / Shopping
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with eco project
    Helping with tourists
  • Hours per day Depends on the season and what needs to be done but normally start in winter at 8:30 -12:30 and 4pm-5pm and summer 7:00 to 12:00.

  • Work requirements: Highly motivated and physically fit. Appropriate clothing eg sunhat , work shoes
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 4 weeks to 8 weeks or longer by mutual consent
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English and basic Italian
  • Has pets? One very friendly dog, 12 friendly sheep ..., 6 chickens...20 geese...6 turkeys (all friendly !)
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: In the Hosts house with own bedroom
  • Additional info
  • No additional info provided