Help with house and pet sitting over the Christmas period near Noto/Pachino, Sicily

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  • Description

    Description

    WE REQUIRE A COUPLE FOR A MINIMUM OF FOUR WEEKS. We are an English couple who have bought approximately 16 acres of land in the heart of the wine growing region in the extreme south of Sicily between Noto and Pachino.

    There were two derelict houses on the land and we have converted one into a small apartment. This will be yours during our absence. The land is predominately an olive grove, but we also have almond trees and a variety of fruit trees. Depending on the season we would love you to come and pick your own fruit .

    We have two dogs, two donkeys and two horses and a cat. Our main request is that you take care of the animals, and you have a presence on the land. Depending on the season we may need some help with collecting fruit and general help with land maintenance.

    When we go back to England we would like a couple to come and stay on the land in Sicily in our absence . We are looking for people who don't mind living in a remote location, have their own car (preferred ), have a knowledge of looking after animals and perhaps speak some Italian. Is that you?

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sicily is a great place to explore

  • Help

    Help

    We are basically looking for a couple who can house sit for us. They must enjoy a few challenges and like a remote location. We need a couple / two friends to feed and care for the animals in our absence, and have a presence on the land. We would also like you to water our plants, weed around them and keep the trees in order.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We would provide a one bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom plus a sofabed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The location is very peaceful but has the benefit of being just fifteen minutes drive from the beach or the small town of Pachino (famous for it's cherry tomatoes) or half an hour from the beautiful Baroque city of Noto. We would prefer that you have your own transport, but we can put you on our car insurance if not. The location of our land is perfect to explore Montalbano territory or the wonderful cities of Syracusa, or Catania to name but two. Bikes aee also available. If you intend to use our bikes the nearest beaches are about 40 minutes away. The town of Pachino is also about 40 minutes away by bike, from there is a regular bus service to other towns and cities of the Island. Please note car owners preferred.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours/week- food is not provided




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