Architecture/design, construction and gardening in Italy in a small village surrounded by mountains and lakes.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there! I am Riccardo, 35 years old, an architect and artist who lived in London for 8 years and now back in Italy in a small village surrounded by mountains and lakes. I live with Katie, our 1 year old son Julian and Lupa (border collie).

    - Lookng for help on furniture making in particular with the charring technique , the ancient art of preserving timber using fire.
    - Looking for help to work on a land and on a refurbishment of a rural house, used as stable until 5 years ago.

    The land (2000sqm) is 5 min walk away from my village, Ornavasso, and it has been abandoned with no maintenances. I am cleaning it from wild plants and would like to plant new fruit trees and let wild flowers to grow.
    There are also very old stone walls that need to be restored and an important fence around one side of the property.

    The little house need the roof to be re-made, all the services (plumbing works mainly) and all the interiors (mainly timber work). I am in the process of designing the refurbishment. I want it to be an icon of my idea of architecture.

    Any person interested in one of the above jobs will be welcomed. I am looking for motivated people with great skills, experience and friendly to work with.

    Also looking for talended and creative people to join me on design and archotectural projects.


    Thank you!!

    Riccardo

    riccardomonte.com

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mainly gardening and building. Use of timber and stone. Architecture and design.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for help to work on a mountain land and on a refurbishment of a rural house, used as stable until 5 years ago.

    The mountain land (2000sqm) is 5 min walk away from my village, Ornavasso, and it has been abandoned with no maintenances. I am cleaning it from wild plants and would like to plant new fruit trees and let wild flowers to grow.
    There are also very old stone walls that need to be restored and an important fence around one side of the property.

    The little house need the roof to be re-made, all the services (plumbing works mainly) and all the interiors (mainly timber work). I am in the process of designing the refurbishment. I want it to be an icon of my idea of architecture.

    Any person interested in one of the above jobs will be welcomed. I am looking for motivated people with great skills, experience and friendly to work with.

    Also looking for talended and creative people to join me on design and archotectural projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, english and small spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double bed with private bathroom in a 18th century house surrounded by mountains. Garden and artist's studio.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in a small nice village full of life, bars and events but very quite at the same time. Very near to many lakes and the highest alps's peaks. Great for skiing in winter.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The little house to be refurbished
Overview of the area. Looking down at lake Maggiore and lake of Mergozzo and Italian and swiss alps.
myself
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