Help with my cat refuge near Gavi, Italy



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    I've a farmhouse near Gavi Italy, I have nearly 80 cats a mix of kittens and adult cats..they live in and around the house, there are barns and outbuildings too.
    It's mostly cleaning help required..floors, litter trays, food dishes etc temperature has dropped there are 4 wood burners to keep going ( gas far too expensive)
    I need to get to UK on November if covid permits over there.. I only want to be away 3/4 days..nothing booked yet.
    The person/s have to appreciate money is tight, I only have my UK pension :( with 2 other feed stations in the village feeding around 130 cats a you may need to chip in for food..
    Anyway.. thanks for reading !


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A chance to improve or learn Italian.. A chance to observe a multi cat household, with their odd ailments.. Parodi Ligure a quiet medieval hiltop village

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    The day starts at 7 am in winter.. Feeding takes about an hour, then it's litter trays to clean, then rest of the house. Somewhere during this we manage to get a tea/ coffee and breakfast ..

    80 cats here as I speak .. October 2021

    I need morning people, not those who struggle to leave their beds !

    Cleaning can be a nightmare, cats spray, all being indoors in winter, and pee where they shouldn't.. Cleaning is the main chore .

    Having said that, with help obviously there's more free time.


  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A double room of their own in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I have wifi. Trains to Milan/ Genova, wherever are reached at a station 20 minutes from here.. I'm happy to give lifts to the station.. There is a bus service to Gavi, our nearest market town, 7 klms away.. I have had people from "Trusted House sitters" stay, but they both tell me its more a working holiday, than just house sitting.. I'm pretty laid back.. just need assistance with the day to day cleaning..
    Gavi has a small market each Sunday morning and Novi Ligure a town half an hour away has a fairly large market on a Thursday morning.
    The fast train to Genova takes half an hour, a city worth a visit :)
    The village of Parodi is in the country, views of vineyards and hills..
    Wonderful walks

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Large drive ..ok for campers

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cats but beware mine are very territorial

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a morning, 5 days

Host ref number: 191911521145