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This farm is in the mountainous area between Arezzo and Florence, where R. and A. (Germans) have a farm with their family. It is also an agritourism and a cultural association and this reality implies a diversity of possible tasks for everyone. You can participate in all the work required for the maintenance of the farm, but also can welcome the guests and participate in tasks related to the preparation of the spaces for cultural (especially musical) activities. The type of work done by WWOOFers will depend above all on the season. While in winter activities are related to property maintenance and care of the animals (cows, goats, sheep, horses), in spring and summer we also tend to the vegetables, fruit trees and crops as well as activities connected with rural tourism. The general atmosphere changes - with the serenity of winter and spring, when there are only the family and helpers on the farm, and the liveliness of the summer and autumn the other hand, when there are a lot of people around.
Farm with a workshop where we make seitan, miso, creams, sauces, wine and grape juice which we sell at local markets. Sometimes we make bread, sweets, tofu and natto. We eat good food and are creative in the kitchen using many cereals and vegetables, but we are not vegetarian. There are 5 hectares of olives, a vineyard, barley, millet and legumes. Help needed all year round: often in the workshop but also in the vineyard, olive grove and fields. Surrounded by woodland, we are 1.5 km from the nearest bus stop, 12 km from Monte San Savino, 35 km from Siena and 30 km from Arezzo. Meals with me and sometimes my three children (22, 20 & 17 ). Minimum stay two weeks. The house is surrounded by woodland and we are 1,5 kms from the bus stop (3-4 a day). Accommodation in caravan or tent near the workshop. I prefer to host 2-3 WWOOFers at a time, and during the harvest even more are welcome! English and Spanish spoken.
The house where I live (with my son, when he returns from university) is located in a small village of about 15 houses that were completely abandoned and then purchased by a group of people with the intenzione to create an eco village. We are 7km from the small town of Anghiari and is home to 12 families, some of the houses are holiday homes. I have a ha of land with olive trees, an orchard and a small vegetable garden, there is always something to do, work in the vegetable garden, grass cutting, maintenance of dry stone walls, maintenance of the house. We also organize courses and meetings about Ecological Communication, when a there is meeting I also need help organizing the hospitality. Accommodation for WWOOFers is in a tent or caravan (when it is free), and there is the possibility to get in touch with the world of eco-villages, as we are active members of the Italian Network of Ecological Villages (RIVE). English and German spoken,
Our small olive farm is situated on a spectacular Tuscan hillside, approximately 2km from the historical town of Cortona. We started working the farm in 2010 after many years living abroad. We cultivate 500 heritage olive trees for organic olive oil, produce saffron and have fruit trees growing sporadically around the land, wild herbs, vegetable garden and many other natural wonders. We run an ecolabel agriturismo, have two kids, swimming pool, a fresh water stream with a natural swimming pond to refresh during the warmer months and two delightful little dogs. We welcome help from willing workers of all cultures and nationalities with the following jobs: olive picking mid October to the end of November, olive pruning February to April, cutting back introduced plants and weeds, maintaining old terraced dry stone walls, preparing firewood for winter, planting and help with odd farm jobs is welcome all year round. We also welcome help from people with building skills, all guests ready to pull their sleeves up and help with the necessary farm jobs as they arise. We speak Italian and English fluently. Length of stay is organized by arrangement, preferably two weeks or more. Days off can be spent exploring the hills of Tuscany and the many beautiful historical places nearby. We do not host during Christmas, Easter or August. We love food, we are not vegetarian, though we can cater for gluten-free WWOOFers.