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We need 2 volunteers
We are owners of a typical Umbrian rural Casale with 3000 sm of lawn and 7000 sm of olive grove and we are associated with SLOW Tourism.
Project: This AUTUMN-PLEASE.NOTE WELL- WE DO NOT GATHER OLIVES IN SUMMERTIME.
I will need help gathering olives (circa 280 trees) from which we make olive oil. Unfortunately I cannot give you specific dates yet- we see how they're ripening! Depending on the climate, usually from end of October until mid November.
NOTE: It can be done by women & men alike but NOTE- It is HARD work but we have fun!
It means putting down & picking up the large nets, 'brushing'the trees so the olives fall onto the net, gathering the nets and moving the olives into baskets which weigh 20+ kilos then moving them onto the tractor.
Afterwards we all take them to the frantoio and within 24 hours they will be crushed. We'll all go to see it made into olive oil while we make (and eat) 'bruschettas' and taste the different olive oils & celebrate (of course)- at the end of this hard work!
If you have also an interest in photography, italian cuisine and culture this is probably the most interesting time to be in Italy. Your stay would be here at the Casale (which I usually rent) and we will prepare & eat our meals together, I'll show you how to make some Italian cuisine.
NOTE: You must occupy ourselves with your own transport to arrive to either Rome Airport or Orvieto/Rome train station and your own visa & passport.
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You will have one of the rooms which I usually rent to guests during the summer. Since I rent the whole Casale to one party, ALL of the rooms are the same quality standard. It is family living style, working together and preparing meals and eating together then of course free time is yours and I'll be pleased to show you beautiful sites here. There is wiFi in the house, a flat screen television and the town is only 1 km walk.
We'll prepare lunch and dinner. I like to set the table for breakfast. If you're not up when I drink coffee, I'll leave the coffee pot charged-you turn it on and serve yourself.