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Castiglion Fiorentino
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 22882
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: August 18, 2013

Our floriculture and vegetables Farm is located in the tuscan hill, more precisely in Castiglion Fiorentino , 10 minutes away from railway station. It is a little medieval village in the province of Arezzo.Whithin 45 miles radius, you can also reach the ancient cities of Firenze, Siena, Perugia, Assisi,
We are an happy family composed by myself Elena my little daughter Chiara, my husband Luigi ,my father Enrico, my mother Laura , that recently took over the running of this farm.
We need willing people to help us to realize projects that we are on: renewal of our green houses, creating spaces for the realization of a small camping site , spaces for educational projects, renovation of a small guest house.
There is a lot of work to do all year around and various skills are needed : potting plants in the green house, trimming, gardening, fencing, weeding,seeding, harvesting olives, wood cutting, carpentry, painting and decorating, building, clearance work; also technical work : plumbing, repairs of machinery, cars and general handy work. We are looking for enthusiastic people who loves working in nature ,loves flowers , enjoys learning and experience italian way of life in our friendly and peaceful enviroment. Sometimes there is hard work to do and sometimes not. You are required to work 5 hrs par day and 2 days off. We are flexible about time , you can work in the morning or afternoons . We welcome any age or culture,vegeterian, vegan and not , skilled and unskilled vollunteers .The minimun stay is over a week to a month time, that you can arrange when you contact us. Accomodation is offered in a large space near the garden or green house, were you can put your tent ,we can also supply few, but it is advisable to bring your own , that assure you a place . You have the use of a Taverna, with big kitchen where you can cook your own meals, and gather can pick up from the orchard vegetables of your choice. Toilets and shower are at the basement of the main house. You can use our swimming pool, we provide internet, bycicles that you can use to visit the main village Castiglion Fiorentino , also nearest village Cortona, etruscan city only 20 minutes away.
We speak english, italian and spanish.
We can pick you up at the station trough arrangements.
(Please make sure that your insurance covers manual work for volunteers.)
We looking forward to see you

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