We are Peter and Annamaria, a married couple from Slovakia, work and live in the UK and in love with Italy.
We found and bought an old romantic ruin in Liguria in 2016, started a reconstruction and one day we would like to call it a home with a great help of our friends and you, guys. :-)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You can learn about traditional and eco building technics, how to use local sources and recycle building materials. Peter is a sculptor with building experiences and with knowledge how to build with a low budget. The art studio he built in the UK you could see in George Clarke's show Amazing Spaces - Shed of the year 2016( series3, part 4) on All4 Demand (Chanel4)
In summer 2016 we invited students of architecture and art from Slovakia to help us to make a green roof on the part of the house. It was a great success and we are continuing with collaboration with university students from Slovakia.
Enjoy Italian and eastern europian food or even learn how to prepare it.
Experience simple life in a very small village surrounded by beautiful forest, mountains and rivers but only 15 mins drive from the town and 30 mins from the seaside.
This summer we are looking for someone who has no problem with physical work outside and inside the house.
We need help with carrying building materials, basic carpentry and woodwork, wall cleaning, a bit of cooking and work in the kitchen and garden.
English, (little) Italian, Russian and Slovak
We provide tents and sleeping bags. At this moment we have a room suitable as a bedroom for those who prefer night inside the house. Hygiene ..dry compost toilet in the garden, shower from solar shower bags or washing in the reservoir near the house.
Nature lovers will have an opportunity to spend their time off walking, hiking or swimming (sea or mountain river).
As our place is a bit isolated and public transport limited we can offer a lift to the nearby towns or villages over the weekends.
We provide breakfast, light lunch and a cooked meal in the evening.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week