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Barga
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 30
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 9379
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: November 20, 2017

Hi!
Do you want a Xmas helpx experience?
Log fires, the whole house to yourself etc?

We want to take a few days (up to a week) back in the Uk to see our family and we are looking for a person or a couple that can look after the place and our four dogs, two cats, chickens and three horses (you only need to feed the horses)! You must be able to drive (we have a car you can use), and you must be totally reliable! The work should only take a couple of hours a day - the rest is up to you! We would be with you for a day or two to show you the ropes, then you can have a cosy Tuscan Xmas at Bella Sensone!

Also
Its Nov and as they say on Game of Thrones - Winter is coming!!! Well in fact it came yesterday in the form of the first snowfall!

So is you fancy a week or so of getting the wood ready for the winter - we would love to hear from you, some experience in using a chainsaw would be useful.

This work is mostly tree felling, cutting and splitting logs by hand and by machine. You must be a self starter and training given.

General for 2018
We are looking forward to getting Sensone a little further "down the road" this year and are looking for short or longer term help.
We are still building a barn for our horses, so anyone with wood skills especially welcome!

The work is varied, but tends to be heavy at times as we do a lot of wood cutting and the land is pretty steep!
This would suit someone very active and loves being outside, must be a self starter and get on with jobs on their own!

Skills that be useful:
1. Easy going and sense of humour
2. Must like animals
3. Wood work skills
4. Mechanical skills
5. Gardening
6. Building skills
7. Wood cutting and hauling
8. Can take a bit of responsibility for the well being of the place if we take a day or two off!

Any of the above would be useful!

This is a Chestnut farm located in the Apennine mountains of Tuscany - close to Barga and Lucca.
We are always interested in helpers who can help cut timber and also general build or do carpentry, most of the work is outside, so you need tough boots or shoes.
It can be hard work, but great fun, hauling logs, chainsaw experience would be good!
We generally look for around 5 hours a day of general work - occasionally stopping for beer or other light refreshment (we don't work too hard)!In return we give bed, breakfast and lunchtime and evening meal. The only exception to the evening meal is on the nights where we all head into town - you have to pick up your own beer and Pizza bill!
We will be renovating an old barn, building wooden stables as well as starting to clear some of our overgrown woodland - if there is anyone out there who can general build and cut trees - please get in touch! This is a nature retreat, we opened to our first guests in May 2011 and we have three horses, Four dogs, two cats and various chickens - just in case you have a pet allergy!

Its right back to nature and great fun!

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