Growing food, remodeling home, and website help in Joomla, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    My little Italian paradise is a quiet spot located a half hour from the hectic life on the coast. Here you hear the bees hum, the deer bark on the mountain and occasionally Ivana calling the cats in (she lives by the entrance of the village, where the bus lands).

    I like the idea of permaculture and I am in my learning stage. I do grow a lot of vegetables all summer, enough to be self sustained. Farmers are welcome.

    I have remodeled a home and own two that my previous workawayers have cleaned up for remodeling as well. There is still stuff to break down and haul away, and after that the task will be plastering the walls with cement, exchanging a few beams, and laying a new floor. Physically hard work.

    I love living in my very quiet environment, knowing I have access to the rest of real life only a half hour down the road.

    I have travelled extensively and seen the world. I still travel some. I love spending time in my home country Denmark.
    I enjoy visitors and have made friends from around the world, but I also need time to myself, so you have to enjoy the same.
    People here are really friendly and warm, but mainly older and initially somewhat reserved for other than the conversation they always offer at every encounter. Pigna, 3 km before our village, is very lively in the summer.

    I am a 1960 born female and have my BA in nursing science from Denmark. I now work over the internet, promoting gender equality world wide.
    I live by myself, as my five grown kids are all in university or working, two of my sons working and living in California, where they were all born, and where I visit winters.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The village (valley) offers authentic italian living, in the summer every village in the valley takes turn in hosting their village festas with food and live music, and they are always fun.
    Although several foreign families own houses in the village, we are not a typical tourist spot.

  • Help

    Help

    I would love help with some building projects.

    I also grow my food, so daily gardening is required.

    I plan to build a garden house (4x4m), so someone skilled for that is welcome. I would like to install a small solar panel here.

    I could REALLY use some EXPERT help for my web-site, so anyone with good skills in JOOMLA is very welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, English, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For my WorkAwayer I have an independent 1b/1b really cute two-story apt with a bedroom (bed:140x200) on the first floor, where also the shower bathroom is located, and a single bed upstairs in the kitchenette (small fridge, two burners, small el oven, sink, table). It has been recently remodeled to superb condition. This apt is for you. If you come as a couple, you stay here together.
    The apt is equiped with all you need. Please KEEP it clean and neat, and LEAVE it clean and neat for the next.
    You can use my laundry machine for full loads when needed.

    I am very sociable but I also need to work in my office, so you must be a person who is independent and able to care for yourself and your time. This is why I prefer couples to singles, as they can better keep each other company.

    There is no internet in this apt, but you can check for important messages at my house (limited giga) or go to Pigna, a 3km beautiful walk, mainly shaded, and visit the cafe, that offers internet. Or take the 3pm bus and return with the 5pm bus.

    Since you are getting a complete apt to yourself and working hrs are less than asked, YOU BUY YOUR OWN FOOD.
    From July you can take in the garden; zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, celery, salads etc. Eggs can be bought from the locals and I can bake you a rustic cia bread. You are welcome to drive with me when I shop for food at the coast. Or if you have a license I have an old car you at times can use in the valley.

    Each person works 15 hrs a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My village is a 1000-year-old historic haven, located in the mountains at the end of the road a 30 minute drive from the Mediterranian and an hour from Nice, France. It is rural living, no stores, no cafes or else, but a daily bus that arrives four times a day except for Sundays. 3 km before us is Pigna, a larger village, that has all the basics (cafes, restaurants, bank, post office, alimentari etc). People who live here farm the land and grow their food.

    We back up to a huge national park, so there is plenty of hiking. We also have small holes in the river that offers a dip, some of them quite beautiful.
    If you have a car you are just an hour away from the busy jet-set of Monaco, Nice, San Remo etc, or you can leave by bus in the early morning (7am) and return early evening (5pm). From Ventimiglia there is train.

  • 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 hrs/week

The Mill House was built around 820 (yes!). I own it, and would love to clean it and prep it for some remodelling.
Last years garden. This year not as advanced yet.
Harvest <3 .... last year.
The village. First houses were built in the 8th century.

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