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Help an English couple in Italy, Ostuni

Country: Italy

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We are an English couple who have been living in the southern Italian countryside near Ostuni for 6 years. Jen used to work for an airline and Pete in the music industry. We are in our mid 50s with 2 kids in their 20s who live in London.
Our house and the villa next door are in 2.5 acres of land. We are easy going but hardworking and hold to the belief that if a job is worth doing it is worth doing well. We are into music, films, travel, food, cycling and outdoor life in general.
Next looking for help in Feb., March, April and possibly May 2015 for 2 week periods and ideally a couple. The work will be mainly gardening and painting (not on canvas!), possible a small wood construction project



Type of help

General Maintenance


Land & property maintenance so expect painting, pruning, mowing, strimming, weeding, sowing seeds etc but also probably some small construction projects, painting and gardening from February to April. Later in the year olive harvest in November.

Languages spoken

English & Italian-ish


Own room with double bed and bathroom in separate villa from us. Villa lounge has TV, dvd, hifi, music & film library and wi-fi internet.

What else ...

We try and arrange sight-seeing trip once a week and don't mind dropping and picking up if you want to visit Ceglie or Ostuni on your own. There are some nice local train rides to Lecce and Martina Franca

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

aprox 5 hours/day 5 days/week but expect a bit of flexibility especially if need to work around the weather


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