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UPDATE JANUARY 2020: looking for a couple (or 2 friends) to take care of our bunny from 3-9 February. The best would to come a few days/week before to learn all the tips and tricks of the house. You are welcome to stay for a few days/weeks when we get back.
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 right place.
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.
Help in the house
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 (my daughter will introduce you to all the good neighbors and close friends - some speak English and other languages, some do very well with pantomime - all are willing to do what they can to make sure that everything goes smoothly for you) and take a little break from your travels to recharge your batteries.
the main help would be to take care of our indoor rabbit while we are away (clean the litter box every couple days, make sure he has hay, water, a few veggies and some cuddles). He does not need 24-hour care. Just someone here at night, so you will have plenty of time to go out and explore if you want to.
The house is always in need of some TLC , so you may see something that you want to fix or do. Normally, I show people who come all the things that need to be/could be done and then let them decide what they would like to do (quite a few times WAs have come and seen something that I did not mention and do that which is 100% fine by me).
English, Italian, German (so-so), Spanish (a tiny bit)
3-story house - your own bedroom (of course), shared bathroom, kitchen and living room (while we are away you will have the entire house to yourself)
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
a couple hours a day