Since Amrit and Sebastian practise holistic lifestyle centres since more then 20 years, they learned the need to become allrounders in all the different fields of Yoga, food, design, building, music etc. This role needs discipline, humbleness and spirituality. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBd7EgY5CFM&t=51s
25 hours of help per week
Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.
Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.
2 days off per week
Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.
Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.
Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.
Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.
Permaculture Course: Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.
Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Fluent English or Fluent German
Over 25 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Amrit and I have been taking working volunteers since May 2013. It has been a full, fulfilling, and sometimes demanding experience. Overall, a great journey of learning. Our centre is developing tremendously (with approximately 400 working volunteers, things can be done :-). We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from hundreds of volunteers so far. Please note - fluent English is a must, and strictly no alcohol, smoking, or drugs are permitted.
THE EXPERIENCE: Palazzo Pitti is a historic building, and currently still partially a building site undergoing construction. Earth, dust and building materials are part of it. That means that we need your practical skills and willingness to keep the house and its rooms in a very clean and tidy condition.
Please see: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palazzo-Pitti/504251343008146?fref=ts
THE SCHEDULE: We do 5 hours of work daily. The time schedule is 7.00-9.00am Yoga, 9.00-10.00 am breakfast, 10.00am -3.00pm work, 3.00 pm lunch. Food is 100 % vegetarian. Evening or weekend meals are to be prepared by yourself.
We will create daily work goals together. When 5 hours of work are not completed before lunch, in some cases the work will have to be completed after lunch. This is because some tasks, including plastering walls or building with concrete, do not allow for breaks overnight.
It is advisable to bring a set of working clothes, since we do a lot of renovation in and around the house as well as in the garden. In winter, please bring extra warm clothes. The weather can get cold and the heating in the house can be limited. The rooms have wooden and coal stoves that you may use if required.
We are not a typical host. We give our best, but we expect your best as well. When you arrive, this house becomes your home. And it needs to be treated with love and care. The premises are smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug -free. Overriding this policy of the house will mean the person has to leave.
We require a €7 daily contribution: €5 to cover amenities and food, and €2 to cover insurance that ensures your safety and protect you from personal liability. We also ask for a €50 deposit, which reduces the risk of volunteers causing damage to the property.
IMPORTANT - Please see the links below and ensure you understand our project and rules:
HOUSE RULES - https://docs.google.com/document/d/146MeFsMZPEx3q6FWTasE0nUHtRrHpsVKVFZE7iyVpRc/