I am a professional photographer (British, resident in Italy 28 years) living in a renovated farmhouse divided into two separate houses in the beautiful area of the Monferrato region which is part of a UNESCO site, in Piedmont. Renovation work is ongoing but almost finished. It is an eco project, powered by photovoltaic panels and wood-fired central-heating. It is on a hill, with a fantastic panoramic view, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves.
Mantenimiento / bricolage
Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
Ayuda en casa
Ayuda informática / Internet
The area is wonderful for walking, running, cycling, horse-riding, photography, creative painting, meditation etc. The towns often have festivals, concerts etc from spring through to late autumn, the area is renowned for its wines and gastronomy- especially truffles! having recently become a UNESCO Heritage Site there is lots to explore around.
I need some immediate help with the garden, about 1/4 hectres, which has been abandoned over the winter. There are fruit trees and a vegetable garden as well as flowerbeds to put in order. Other tasks include a well to rebuild, and an outhouse to complete, drystone walls to build, and a wooden bridge to mend. I also need help with the last restoration jobs in order to rent over the summer, so I am looking for people chiefly for April and May.
There is also a large, hairy dog, Balu, who loves long walks...
English, Italian, French, Spanish
A room in the house
The house is less than 2kms from the village, 10 min walk from bus route, 25kms from nearest large towns of Asti and Casale Monferrato, where there are train stations. Nearest airports are Genoa (120 km), Turin (90 km) and Malpensa (125 km).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week