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Guest House Lucca, Italy

3.5
4 reviews4

Help at Large Beautiful 16C Villa in Tuscany


Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Our villa is based near Lucca with swimming pool and tennis court, surrounded by olive groves. We run as a venue for Weddings, Private Rentals, Wellness Retreats, Cooking Courses as well as B&B. During the summer we have guests from all over the world staying with us. We need help with general maintenance of villa (painting, organising space, gardening), guest service (check ins and check outs), cleaning and occasionally animal care.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Italian
  • Over 21 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Stay at least
3 weeks

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4 Reviews

3.5

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

3.5

Guest House

4.0

Learning & Fun

3.5

How this experience will transform you

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing English

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Meeting international travelers

Brazil

5

This was one nice experience at the heart of the Toscana area!
Here I could learn about Italian culture, much more. The place is one nice location, near to Lucca, that is one amazing city with a huge culture and history. I could make a lot of trekking here, and I had a strong contact with nature around. I also learned some new skills and could be useful with my knowledge. When I was here, the work was basic about manutention, renovations, gardening, and some woodworks. Basic was this, if you have some questions about, don´t think twice and send me a message.

18 days ago

Colombia

1

It was my worst experience as a volunteer, the owner is usually drunk and in a bad mood, she can't be understood when she talks and she gets upset about it. For her, a volunteer is worse than a pack animal that doesn't deserve rest and only eats once a day. She offers 50 euros as a weekly help to buy food, but I always had to ask for money for food if she didn't give it to me, and she was never punctual. The first 2 days I only ate breakfast, there was no food. I only stayed in the villa 2 of my days of rest, and she asked me why I was not working if I had already rested one day that week.

about 1 year ago


Villa replied

Dear Natalie, thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. We are working very hard on making changes in the way the villa is managed and to give volunteers a great experience as we do appreciate a lot everyone who is helping us. I am sure that our next volunteers will have much better stay here than you did.

Bolivia

4

You should definitely go! Like now and always although summer would be the best time. Many events and weddings. I got a perfect private room with bathroom. Gets pretty hot, and you should take mosquito repellent. You can use all the common areas, hundreds of great books you can read at the coziest places to chill. The best coffee. Learned how to make cappuccinos!

Only thing I would suggest is to have your schedules printed, so the owner is aware of them and there are no confusions on working hours and days off.

Special thanks to Alicja, Sandra. For making me feel so good and welcomed.

about 1 year ago

Argentina

4

Estuvimos con Cami por 2 meses. Llegamos cuando la temporada de verano comenzó y nuestras tareas principales fueron limpieza y orden, tanto interior como exterior, check in/out y lavandería. Realmente fue exigente hasta que llegó mediados de Septiembre y los trabajos empezaron a ser más de mantenimiento y limpieza en general. Los admin. actuales del lugar, están aprendiendo sobre el rubro pero fueron muy flexibles con los horarios y han dado soporte a todas las tareas que fuimos haciendo. Tuvimos 2 compañeros que nos divertimos mucho. La villa es increíble, rodeada totalmente de naturaleza

16 days ago

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