Natalie about her first wwoof experience
Cosimo Maria Masini was my first wwoofing experience, I finished my semester abroad and headed straight to San Miniato for three weeks not knowing what to expect when it came to my living situation, the people who I would work with, and the work that I would be given. It was completely new to me since I have never done any type of farm work in my life or traveled completely on my own. I had arrived at the same time with another woman Sweden from the train station, when we arrived to the property it was absolutely gorgeous and well kept. There was plenty of room and a comfortable common space, which was the kitchen. In a matter of days I felt like I have been living in the house for more then just a few of days. There was a variety of work, which made the work more enjoyable since I did not have to do the same type of work everyday for three weeks. The hardest part for me was waking up at 6 in the morning and starting work at 7. It has been the earliest I have woken up in a long time for a consistent amount of time. But in the end of a six-hour workday either on the field or in the labeling room, we got to relax after allowing me to take a siesta and still have the day to do what I liked. I was nervous about going by myself and seeing what I was getting myself into, but everyone was fully welcoming. And overall it all turned out to be great.