We are a husband and wife team (American and British). My wife has lived in this beautiful region for 37 years she is an excellent cook and fluent in Italian. We enjoy meeting new people and welcome the opportunity to host some workaways. We purchased the XVIII century noble villa & stable, set within 8 acres of land back in 2006. Authentic restoration was undertaken on both properties, plus adding a stunning roman style swimming pool and unique landscaping amidst the centuries old olive grove. We are now semi-retired).
Travellers will learn about life in this wonderful part of Italy, there are many beautiful historical sites to see, plus the food and wine (and our olive oil) are amazing! You will learn how to cook a few typical dishes and speak Italian too. Our home is just a 15 minute drive from Brindisi airport.
General maintenance of the gardens, pruning hedges, grass cutting, planting flowers, preparing wood for painting and staining. A drivers license is preferable.
Your accomodation will be inside the XVIII century Villa, you will have your own ensuite bedroom, lounge with satellite Tv WIFI and a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine fridge etc. We'll supply food for your breakfast, provide lunch and a hearty Italian dinner. We are situated 2.5km from the nearest village, restaurants and shops. The beaches are 6km.
In your free time places to visit are Alberobello, Brindisi, Carovigno, Ostuni, Lecce etc. The local markets and beaches. If you'd like to explore further a field Matera is well worth a visit.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week