Help me maintain/renovate our Corsican olive-oil mill near a small mountain village in the Balagne-region. There are numerous maintenance projects, so this would really best suit someone who has some masonry and carpentry skills.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
This is an old olive oil mill, situated in a valley below a tiny mountain village. We are about a 25 minutes drive from some amazing beaches. Our property is at a cul-de-sac, along a creek with waterfalls, and with numerous terraces which used to be cultivated (fruit trees, etc.)
If you are an artist (sculptor/woodworker, for example) there is the possibility to set up a studio/atelier.
This would fit someone who would like to improve their French. I speak English, French, German, and Swedish fluently; Spanish conversationally.
I'm very knowledgeable about Corsican history, culture, and architecture, which I'm always happy to share.
Helping me with basic masonry and carpentry.
* Some gardening (weeding and cutting down dead branches).
* Take down antique roof tiles and sorting them.
* Cut down the ivy.
* Rebuild some crumbling stone walls.
* Replace window shutters (requires basic carpentry skills).
Private room with a twin-size bed. This is for one person only. Sorry, no couples and no families!
Meals to be shared. I would provide the food. (I'm a chef, but it would be fun to occasionally cook together). 3 healthy meals/day cooked with love and mainly using local organic in-season ingredients.
It's a big house, but currently, there is only 1 bathroom, which we would have to share. There is a huge living-room/kitchen with a woodstove.
We have satellite TV and internet/WiFi.
Please be available to commit for at least 1 month.
I'm pretty flexible, but I'll be looking for help for about 15-20 hours/week. The rest of the time would be yours.
We would share a car unless you bring your own, so it's imperative that you know how to drive stick-shift and have a valid driver's license with at least 3 years of proven accident-free driving (you would need to supply a certificate from your current car insurance).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have wonky DSL-service which, at the best of time, generates about 14mbps. However, it is sufficient for me to run my online business.
We live with a very old and frail dog. But he does enjoy canine company, so as long as your dog knows how to be gentle and is well-behaved, this might be an option. He does not get along with "intact" male dogs. Feel free to tell me more...
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 or 5 days a week