Help with gardening and renovating in Liguria, Italy



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    We are Tom & Maartje (29) and live near the village of Apricale in Italy. We live in the middle of nature on one of the mountains at a height of 300 meters. It's a small village with a very cosy centre. From Apricale you can easily visit one of the many natural swimming pools, sea or bigger cities such as San Remo, Menton, Nice and Monaco. Personally we like the quetiness while simultaneously having access to all kinds of facilities and activities nearby.

    Our adventure in Italy started in September 2021. We both desired to give a different touch to our daily living and therefore decided to leave our apartment in Nijmegen (Netherlands). The place we live has a very good basis for living, but we want to further improve as everything has grown wild over the past years. Our place consists of 3 houses, of which 2 need some small renovation. The garden is built up out of multiple terraces. We are looking for someone that can help/guide us with all kinds of jobs such as building new stone walls, gardening etc. We are both not very handy but eager to learn. So your experience is very appreciated.

    In return we can offer you a personal place to sleep, eat and shower. And you can always join us for dinner or borrow our bikes/car to travel the area :). Please let us know if you are interested. We are open to all kinds of ideas/suggestions!


    Tom & Maartje

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We think that this is a very good place to relax and slow down. The place we live is quiet, but you can easily escape towards the sea, cities, hiking, cyling etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    - renovating stone walls of the terraces
    - gardening
    - small fixes in the house

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are learning Italian. We are really interested to practise this more.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room (+/- 12 meter) with a outside bathroom. The room is seperated from our house so you will have really your own place. You can also use our facilities if desired.

    We prepare our own food everyday, you can always join us for dinner and breakfast or use our facilities to cook for yourself. Maartje also loves to cook, so any experience or new ideas are more than welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Apricale is just about +/- 15 km from the sea. The nearest airport is Nice and is only 75 min drive. You can also come by train to Ventimiglia. Please let us know what suits you best so that we can arrange transport

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We both work as "digital nomads". Myself work as a data analist and my girlfriend works in marketing. We have a small office that can be shared.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A small bus can park at our place. Good driving skills are however required. The bus should also be able to drive on steep roads.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have puppy (8 months) that is mix breed between golden retriever and berner sennen. We really like dogs :) More dogs or other animals are more than welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 348576646147