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

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Help us 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
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    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 20-25 minute drive from some amazing beaches and from the nearest town. Our property is at the end of 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 in the huge basement.

    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 with basic masonry and carpentry.

    * Some gardening (weeding and cutting down brambles and dead branches).

    * Cutting down some bushes and small trees.

    * Cutting down the omnipresent ivy.

    * Taking down antique roof tiles and sorting them.

    * Rebuild some crumbling exterior stone walls (surrounding the property).

    * Replace window shutters (requires basic carpentry skills).

    * Help with fencing off an area to prepare for a vegetable garden.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    Private room with a queen-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. I'm happy to prepare mostly vegetarian meals.

    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 wood stove.

    We have fiber optic internet/WiFi.

    Please be available to commit for at least 3 weeks -1 month.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're pretty flexible, but we'll be looking for help for about 15-20 hours per week. The rest of the time would be yours.

    You would need to have your own car, as this is a remote location and there is no public transportation at all. The nearest town is a 25-30 minute drive away.

    If you have an accident-free International Driver's license, and if you know how to drive a manual car, then there is the possibility to borrow one of our cars.

  • 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 fiber optic internet with speeds of about 90mbps.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a young female Border Collie/ Golden Retriever mix. She gets along well with friendly well-behaved neutered male dogs, but not at all with other females. We also have two skittish feral (outdoor) cats who are quite territorial so we can not accept other cats on the property. Feel free to tell me more about your pet(s)...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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