Become a Specialist in Holistic Lifestyle Centers

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The Exchange

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


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Fluent English or Fluent German

Over 25 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBd7EgY5CFM&t=51s


Activities & Shift

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.


Rules

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/

YOGA -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_W7ktw08fZfisZpz1ghApJx8iiMfY6Y8EMa_OauEofY/