We are an English couple who have been living in the southern Italian countryside near Ostuni for 10 years. Jen used to work for an airline and Pete in the music industry. We are in our early 60s with 2 kids in their 30s 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 March 2017 for 2 week periods and ideally a couple. The work is varied and will include some gardening, tree pruning, painting (not on canvas!), general maintenance, cleaning and possibly some building.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
aprox 5 hours/day 5 days/week but expect a bit of flexibility especially if need to work around the weather