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Become a Watermill Patron and play your part in a creative community of convivial like-minded people

By popular demand, we’ve now created a friendly meeting place where YOU can be involved more fully with the Watermill’s creative adventures. If you are keen for more news about Watermill exciting restoration projects, more mouth-watering recipes from the Watermill kitchen, more insights into Italian life and culture, more creative tips from our tutors – generally more ‘friends’ privileges’ at the Watermill – just sign up as a Watermill Patron and you will enjoy all these exclusive perks and MORE. And your support will help us move The Watermill at Posara to the next level...

As you probably know, we have lovingly restored our historic watermill in unspoilt rural Tuscany, Italy, and from here we run creative courses (in painting, writing, knitting and Italian Language). We have gained a reputation for inspiring tuition, warm hospitality, fantastic food and convivial company.

Our new venture is a way of helping the thousands of people who have been on one of our Watermill renowned week-long residential creative courses, or have joined in our weekly interactive online sessions, or simply expressed an interest in the Watermill, to become more actively involved in our activities throughout the year -- and gain rewards for doing so.

Using Patreon, we are creating a new friendly meeting place, an international community of artistic, convivial people, – and we would love you to be part of it.

Patreon is an online platform for people who would like to support creative causes – and ours is to continue our work in restoring this wonderful ancient Watermill (and some of the dating from the 17th century) making it into one of the best centres of creative activities in the world. We would like you to help us in that task, by signing up as a Watermill Patron on the Patreon site. There’s a monthly subscription and you can choose between various tiers of participation, from Friend, to Supporter, Benefactor, Guardian and Angel. Each brings its own rewards.

When you join us, you will receive regular videos, podcasts and blogs with news, recipes, creative tips and Italian insights. And if you join one of our higher tiers, you'll enjoy complimentary access to our online classes as well as discounts on our renowned creative courses at the mill itself.

As we move forward, you can help steer us to the next level, by giving us your views on forthcoming practical projects as varied as night-vision cameras to observe our wildlife, converting our olive press area into an eco-friendly hot tub and plunge pool, and installing a lift to our first-floor painting studio to make it more accessible to the less sprightly.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

Please come and add your vibrancy to our international community. The first step is to click below to take you to the Patreon site to see an introductory video and read more. Then join up to become part of our new Watermill adventures.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon