Come and help renovate a farmhouse in the beautiful, little-known Monferrato region of Piedmont, Italy

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Italy

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    23/05/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a professional photographer (British, resident in Italy 30 years) living in a renovated farmhouse divided into two separate houses in the beautiful area of the Monferrato region which is part of a UNESCO site, in Piedmont. It is an eco project, powered by photovoltaic panels and wood-fired central-heating. It is on a hill, with a fantastic panoramic view, surrounded by woods and vineyards.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area is wonderful for walking, running, cycling, horse-riding, photography, creative painting, meditation etc. The towns often have festivals, concerts etc from spring through to late autumn, the area is renowned for its wines and gastronomy- especially truffles! having recently become a UNESCO Heritage Site there is lots to explore around.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm looking for help with the garden, about 1/4 hectres, to get it into shape before the summer. There are fruit trees to prune, a vegetable garden to prepare, as well as flowerbeds to put in order. Also painting, decorating, cleaning and refreshing part of the house.

    Other more longterm tasks include an outhouse to complete, drystone walls to mend, and a wooden bridge to mend.

    There is also a large, hairy dog, Balu, who loves long walks...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is less than 2kms from the village, 10 min walk from bus route, 25kms from nearest large towns of Asti and Casale Monferrato, where there are train stations. Nearest airports are Genoa (120 km), Turin (90 km) and Malpensa (125 km).

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Balu keeps a watchful eye on the local wildlife
Ti aspettiamo!
Winters can be cold!
the new stairs
View from the hill looking east
Work in progress
A corner of the garden
the vegetable garden
Balun helps paint the windows
Bridge at the back of the house
Part of the garden
interior - the mezzanine
The house is at the top of the hill
A corner of the house and garden
The front of the house

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