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Area (ha): 35
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33498
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: August 1, 2019

We are a family of 5 people Andrea and Caterina and our 3 children Folco, Emma and Saro.
Currently only the last son Saro lives with us, the other two have flown away from the nest and they come sometimes to visit us and to help us.
Although we are only 650 m above sea level, we are in the mountains, the foothills north of Mount Falterona at the Muraglione Pass on highway 67 that connects Florence to Forli, and we are 4km from the town of San Godenzo .
Between our house and San Godenzo there are few houses and only 4x4 vehicles can get up
to our house. We live in a small self-built house and we can accommodate you in a cozy caravan that Andrea has restored and in a new tent.
We share the bathroom with our guests in the house.
We are re-colonizing a farm which was abandoned many years ago and main jobs are (it depends on the season) : planting , weeding and watering in the vegetable garden, collecting firewoods, maintaining the access roads; continuing with the construction of a barn and building a new stable,
building fences and various building jobs on the house. We have 15 goats, 1 little cow, 1 pony, chickens, 2 dogs and cats. From March till November we make cheese for us and some friends. We grow all the hay for the animals;during the autumn we collect chestnuts and olives.
We produce all our electricity with photovoltaic
panels and if necessary during the winter with the help of a generator. We heat with our own wood. We prefer a stay of at least 10/15 days. Good manual skill and availability are welcome. We appreciate a little `autonomy in the work that can not always be done together as we will sometimes work out to supplement a bit of income. We speak English. We are very happy to share our everyday life with you and to learn about other cultures through you. See you soon!
Caterina and Andrea

reviews (12)
Helper: Eric Oehlschlagel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 26, 2018
What an amazing place! Thank you Andrea and Caterina for allowing me to stay ... view complete review

Helper: Gabriel and Maria Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 30, 2018
We spent 10 wonderful days at your place. We could not imagine better holiday... view complete review

Helper: Mayu Oike Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: October 25, 2017
sorry for late review. I stayed in Sommavilla for 10 days. It was my first ex... view complete review

Helper: Hsiao mei Hsu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: August 31, 2017
I have wonderful days in Sommavilla!!!This is my first time to be the helper.... view complete review

Helper: Johannes P Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: May 5, 2017
this review comes way too late, and i feel sorry about that! maybe i didnt wr... view complete review

Helper: Igor and Olga Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: January 1, 2017
We were in Sommavilla at the end of October two weeks. And it was the life in... view complete review

Helper: Paul Turner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 10, 2016
I was with the family just prior to Crystal the Chinese girl and i can reiter... view complete review

Helper: LI Shuiwuju (Crystal) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 8, 2016
Sorry for the delay in reviewing… I have just finished my two-month trip and ... view complete review

Helper: Mattia Fiorani Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: November 28, 2015
I've stayed with Caterina, Andrea and their youngest son Saro - not to mentio... view complete review

Helper: Chinchole Coke38 Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 10, 2015
We pass amazing day with Andrea and Caterina. We learned a lot of thinks. Tha... view complete review

Helper: Amy and Stefan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 19, 2015
Staying with Andrea and Katerina was our first HelpX experience so we didn't ... view complete review

Helper: Marta and Sebastian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: June 27, 2015
We spent in Caterina and Andrea’s house about 11 days and we can say, that it... view complete review

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