Need some help with the house and gardening, close to the beatiful village of Apricale in western Liguria, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a little house surrounded by a garden where we grow vegatables and we collect fruit, close to the beatiful village of Apricale in western Liguria, Italy: in this area many terraced gardens have been abandoned. We are trying to rebuild part of the dry-stone walls of our garden and taking care of the wood around. In the surroundings there are beautiful places to trek and to enjoy nature. The house can only be reached on foot by a hilly path in 15 minutes. The house has only an outside toilet and an outdoor shower without hot water (although there is a solar heated bag available). A few minutes walk away there is a river. Minimun stay one week.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are three main aspects that make a stay in Casa quite interesting: the first concerns the village of Apricale, which is one example of "fragile territory" which has been able to survive as a community after the widespread abandonment of small villages during the 60-80ies by including foreigners as new part of the community (in Apricale now live people from more than 20 different countries). The second regards the traditional terrace farming, which requires a different approach in the management of water and in general maintainance. The third is more gastronomic and is about cooking with grown and wild vegetables and preserving summer fruits and vegetables for the winter.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer the main activities are preparing the compost and gardening, little maintenance works on the house, restoration of the dry-stone walls of the garden terraces, cleaning the wood.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room for the guests, in case it is already busy we provide a good tent and air mattress.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During the time off it is possible to walk to the villages nearby (Apricale, Perinaldo, Isolabona, Dolceacqua...), or to take a bus to the sea-coast. There are also beautiful streams to take a bath (Rocchetta Nervina is not far).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day (including a half hour break), 5 days a week

The two of us! Few years ago.
Three guests at the "swimming pool", 5 minutes walk
Two guests at the "olympic swimming pool", 15 minutes walk



















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