Help us with landscaping an irregular area around our restored stone Farmhouse in Abruzzo, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are really hoping to find someone or a couple with some design, landscaping and maybe some gardening super skills to work alongside myself to help us make our outside space as our beautiful as our inside space!!

    We’ve spent 8 years restoring our beautiful stone farmhouse which looks towards the Adriatic Sea and borders the National park of Gran Sasso....that’s us in the photo...BUT.....we are now left with a small challenging shaped plot of land surrounding our new swimming pool and we need help transforming it by using old timbers from the roof to make a boardwalk and a decking area for the hammock and using the old bricks to make a small terrazzo and the old stone for a small wall.

    We believe in having fun and eating well and showing you beautiful Abruzzo in reward for your amazing talents and work!! Sooooo if you have lots of enthusiasm and happy energy and are self motivated please come and join us.

    The property has its own walks, but there are also beautiful mountain walks literally a few metres from the house.
    Abruzzo is a primarily rural region with the beautiful Adriatic coast and its long sandy beaches to the East and magnificent mountains to the west, with fields of olives and vineyards dominating the lower areas, and an abundance of beautiful nature in the mountains including eagles, chamois, bears and wolves.

    Rome 2hrs away and Pescara 1 hr, historic Penne and Medieval Bisenti about half an hour...for all planes/trains and bus routes...really happy to collect and show you around after a cappucino e dolce in the piazza. Nearest town is 15/20 mins by car for bars/osteria/pizzeria/shops. Buildings are medieval but shopping is very modern Italian!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning about the local foods/pasta/wine and cheeses.....all made on local farms and vineyards and country life in rural Italy first hand from our neighbours!!

    We are 100m from 500sq km of National Park with Marsciano Bear, Wolves, Eagles, chamois and breathtaking landscapes.

    Mountains to climb and trails to follow, waterfalls to explore ..and also the Adriatic sea with ancient trabbochi and working fishing port.

    The Medieval castles and towers and monasteries and architecture are also a photographers dream whilst relaxing with a Cafe and dolce in a piazza in the Italian sunshine....even in the winter!!!

  • Help

    Help

    Help includes:
    Initially we would love assistance from those who are fit and strong (who do not have allergies or suffer badly from hayfever....as we live close to the wilderness and much flora and fauna! Also any gardening visionaries !!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can accommodate 4-6 people in 2-3 double or twin bedrooms ..... authentic Italian meals (we eat mostly vegetarian) from local grown produce provided in exchange for help

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Campo Imperatore is immediately behind us with its wild horses and mountain trails and the Medieval Castle of Roccca Calascio with views towards the Adriatic and Rome.....!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


















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