Help me renovate our ancient olive-oil mill and explore the beauty of Corsica, France



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    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...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 or 5 days a week

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