Paint help needed in le Marche (province of Ancona), Italy



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    UPDATE JUNE 2019: I just got back from spending the winter in the Dominican Republic and urgently need some help with some painting jobs to spruce up the outdoor area.

    I have been living in Italy for over 20 years. I work at home (translator) - so I am usually here at home but not always available because, well, I have to get my work done.

    Flexibility and moderation are key in this household. As is being low-maintenance. If you have any hardcore food restrictions or allergies this is probably not the best place to be.

    If you are looking for a place to stay in a (more or less) relaxed environment and help out around the house, please do get in touch with me.

    Recently I have had some requests like "can I get residency at your house so I can get XYZ documents?". The answer is no, only because it is too much of a hassle.

    For the time being I would like someone (or couple) available for a week or so.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet "real" Italian people and have the opportunity to experience life in a little town in Italy. The train station is a 5 minute walk from my house. It is on the Ancona- Rome line. I also have a brick oven for making pizza that you are welcome to use. The best benefit might be that you will be in a safe place with friendly people.
    So far June has been beautiful - warmish and most certainly green.

  • Help



    - Painting the terrace
    - painting a bedroom

    I always could use some help cleaning up the house.
    Spring-cleaning types of things. Not a lot of fun but not that difficult either.

    As for the work hours - you can decide if you want to get the job done in a day and then be free to do what you want the rest of the time. (I do ask that you still help with everyday things like helping clean up the kitchen after meals).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian, German (so-so), Spanish (a tiny bit)

  • Accommodation


    3-story house - your own bedroom, shared bathroom, kitchen and living room.

    We have unlimited wifi and of course you are welcome to use it. I can host up to 3 people for the moment.

    You are most welcome to eat whatever is in the fridge and pantry. There is a little shop very close to my house if you want to buy any special food that I don't have. Bigger shops are just a short train ride away. When I am here we usually eat together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Google "Frasassi caves" to get an idea of the surroundings. A lot of rock climbers come here so if you are into that I can do my best to find somebody willing to take you climbing. Since we are located on the Ancona- Rome train line it's very easy to take day/weekend trips to the sea or the city.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day (this includes an hour for the regular helping out with dishes/normal cleaning up stuff)

I hosted these 3 amazing workawayers at my house to help out on another WA project. They were a blast!
Morning view on August 12, 2017
Workawayer Lucas continues his journey on his bike to Sicily
Find the workawayer..... (ps: it's not the one flippping the bird)

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