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We are close to French border. The local beaches are excellent and we are an easy day trip from Menton and Monaco. Many helpers have particularly enjoyed mountain biking and hiking in the hills inland from us.
*** We are now in a cover Orange Zone and travel from outside the commune of Taggia is not allowed. We are required to follow distancing during the current covid19 pandemic and any future placement will need careful consideration, especially now it is autumn, days are short, etc. and space is limited.
Helpers with gardening, dry stone walling and maintenance skills are usually especially welcome as sometimes are reliable short term house-sitters as we prefer the place to be occupied when we are not here.
We can often welcome people capable of general tasks even if unskilled! Space is very limited so we are sorry but we cannot accommodate families or people without the skills we need or. usually, people for less than 10 days. House sitting may be on the usual Workaway basis of up to 25 hours/week in which case I would leave food and money for food or you could choose to do less and provide for yourselves, or indeed a bit of both! We would agree this in advance. We need, however, to be sure that housesitters can cope with the demands of the property and the 2+km steep track to the town. There are no immediate residential neighbours and most helpers would prefer to come with a partner or friend.
The house is small and organising dates to suit can be difficult so please be as specific as you can when contacting us.
Accommodation is usually in our very comfortable cabin ( with own shower,etc.) All food is provided. We like to eat together but are happy for you to make picnic lunches to take when you have days off. We are keen cooks and enjoy sharing experiences.
Please also indicate what skills you have or your ability to do demanding physical labour.
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ The house is small so we generally don't have more than two people at any time and frequently you would be the only one. It probably best suits couples or two friends.
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Our access is a demanding track so please check with us if you plan to bring your own vehicle. You can see a video of the access road on YouTube The Road to Canelli!
We are committed to the whole philosophy of Workaway, want helpers to enjoy their time with us and have made life-long friends. Please see our references!
We have a small olive grove - Our knowledge of oil production is derived from our neighbours and we are learning. We have a hectare of land which is a bit beyond what we can manage given that we don't live there and have jobs, etc. We are not certified organic but try to be ecologically sound - have solar power, don't use insecticides, compost, etc. Our neighbours are harvesting our trees this year and you may be able to join in for a genuinely Ligurian experience!
Sue is a retired teacher originally from New Zealand. We do not live here all year and come back and forth from London regularly. We all love cooking and will treat volunteers well! We have a swimming pool and are about 4 km from the sea.
We receive a lot of requests and will respond asap as we understand the importance of being able to plan. It would be helpful to give specific dates if possible.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Although not Italian we are well integrated into the local agricultural community, have a good knowledge of the history and issues of the area, etc. We are the only foreigners in the immediate area.
Please see our references! Workaway benefits both hosts and helpers and we are very grateful to have had really fantastic helpers.
Please note that we attempt to be responsible hosts and we require you to have personal insurance if you are from outside the EU. We also require you to give us next of kin details.
We have a lovely house which has one bedroom and a downstairs double sofa bed.
We also have a self contained cabin with its own toilet and shower. Our limited accommodation means we have to plan carefully.
We have bicycles for your use and there is an excellent cycle track along the coast.
Please ask. You may wish to see our closed Facebook group which gives a good flavour of the place and contains lots of contributions from previous workdays and volunteers.
We don't ever have groups of helpers because we cannot accommodate many. It is usually best to come as a couple or with a friend.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Up to 25 hours, max 5 days a week
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