Caring for animals in the beautiful Sabina hills, Italy




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    We are a couple of artists (French and English) living and working in an old country farmhouse set in 2 hectares of land with stunning views of the Sabina Hills. We have 2 horses, two dogs and two cats who are all very dear to us.

    We are currently looking for a responsible person, over 28 years old, from end September until the beginning of October to house sit for us while we go away, to take care of our animals, help in the kitchen, do some gardening etc (We plan to be away for a few days) This would require you to be comfortable spending time in the house on your own. We live in a safe area and have friends in walking distance from the house.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Language practice, sharing of travel stories, spend time in a beautiful peaceful location with lovely animals :)

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    We are looking for a friendly, responsible, practical person ( over 28), who we can rely on to take care of the house, animals and general maintenance, especially if we need to go away for a few days or longer periods. We might generally need help a week or two at a time.

    Our horses are fairly easy to look after, as they are very good natured and live outdoors most of the time. They need to be checked on at least twice a day, given water, hay and their shelter may need mucking out. We are looking for someone who is comfortable in handling the horses if necessary.

    We have 2 beautiful dogs, Lola who is 3 and Pablo who is 2 years old. The are very lively, playful and like a lot of attention, games and cuddles, so being an animal lover is a must! We also have 3 lovely cats called Rambo, Luna and Betty.

    Our garden and vegetable patch could do with some tidying up.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Italian, Spanish and German

  • Accommodation


    Private room in our house, shared bathroom. We have a lovely big garden surrounded by trees. Our house can be described as a charming and rustic, slightly ramshackle farmhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful area and our house is in a private location within 15-20mins walk from a couple of shops and a cafe. We can provide lifts to the train station which is 10 minutes drive away (when at home). Rome (Tiburtina Station) is an hour away by train.
    We are vegetarian but will not be offended if you want to cook your own meat. (our dogs are not vegetarian ;))

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Around 4-5 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

Fancy dress for a short film.
Pizzas in our old pizza oven.
Chopping wood.
Pantomime in our barn.
Our cat Rambo.
Our house.
Ozzie and Nougatine our horses.
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