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Great food, wine, beer and a big private bedroom on offer to happy, hard-working outdoorsy couples for Spring 2024!
Time to get cleaned up after the ravages of Winter and give the place a face lift.
Practical skills are needed! Can you climb trees? Make concrete? Are you physically strong?
Please get in touch if this sounds like you...you don't count the hours you work and I don't count how much wine and beer you drink afterwards...ok? Work hard, play hard...that's the 'deal' here.
(Please note that two weeks is not long enough for those wishing to apply for Italian residency :( sorry)
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This is pretty much dictated by the time of year.
Spring is all about repairing, cleaning, painting, weeding and property face-lifting for the summer months.
Autumn is concentrating on the cleaning of olive trees and picking of the olives.
Unique opportunity to learn about pottery and to make a piece of their own!
I need enthusiastic, energetic, positive thinking couples who don't mind hard work in exchange for bed, board, excellent food and good local wine/beer and of course with 2 days off a week to do with as you please.
Large double bedroom (or twin beds). Own bathroom. Hot indoor and outdoor showers!
Nearest airport Brindisi (40mins). Ryannair from Stansted. Easy jet from Gatwick.
Nearest main station Ostuni - Bari train approx 1hr
Direct train from Ceglie Messapica to Lecce approx 1hr.15mins if you crave city excitement!
Approx. 6hrs from Rome to Ostuni by train.
Naples ~ 3 hrs drive.
2 bikes here if you like cycling. Private plunge pool.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
Secure parking at house
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
MINIMUM 5 hour day / 5 days a week
Most especially our most challenging task was to repair the pool which was in a really bad
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Most especially our most challenging task was to repair the pool which was in a really bad
He was here only one night! He did a good day's work but then told me he had to go back to Bari for a face to face meeting at the university. I believed him. An honest "this is not for me" would have been better. He had all clean bedding, towels
His two weeks turned into more like two months!!
Ben was not daunted by any of the tasks I set him here.
His enthusiasm to get jobs done was great. Some jobs we did together, others once I showed him how, he was
Highly adaptable, quick to pick up on new tasks and happy to show initiative which is really helpful when there is always so much to do here! He's great at taking the initiative when necessary and at mucking in on communal living, just what a host needs.
Holly and Jacob excelled on every level. Every task they undertook was completed with enthusiasm and quick understanding of what was expected of them. (Holly even got 'roped in' to helping me in the pottery with students!!)
They worked well together and on separate tasks depending on what needed doing. Both of them were
A & B (reminds me of Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat!) tackled every job I gave them with gusto!!
They hacked through stone to create a fantastically huge pit for a ceramic firing, they re-painted all the walls after the ravages of Winter, hauled olive pruning wood up of the fields and weeded madly to get my garden back into shape.
I would be more than happy if they said they wanted to come back anytime. They worked really hard (even whilst I was away for a few days) and can be trusted to look after your home, animals, and land. A lovely thing to be able to say about two young (but very
Her mature attitude to life is balanced by her youthful energy which was very welcome here.
She took on a wide variety of tasks, many of which were very physical, all of which she tackled with equal enthusiasm.
Miriam 'flew' up
I'm happy to say that it was well done!!
He proved to be a very able, quick learning, willing guy to work with. As soon as I showed him any task he was 'on it'.
His confidence grew everyday as he found his feet and realised that he is well suited to
We've had a wonderful time at the place with Jane and the cats Tri-Tri and Voletta and enjoyed the physical work + the playing afterwards a lot! We were able to try different types of jobs and never got bored which was great! But cooking together, having lunch + dinner together, the roadtrip, visiting Jane's
Great workers and great company with a zest for life which makes for happy people all round.
They tackled the never-ending list of jobs almost as a challenge (!) and the outcome was terrific. The list got demolished, even the huge jobs!!
I really enjoyed having them here and was
They were here about 3 weeks and worked really hard despite the ever increasing heat!
They worked well together and apart which is really helpful with so much to do.
It was slightly frustrating that Tutti had to translate my
It was a
I only had to point Tim in the direction of the
They spent their first 2 days clearing around and underneath all the trees we planned to pick, preparation is physically hard work. Gemma and Jono arrived 2 days later and the 4 of them then picked our first cropping from dawn 'til dusk! (Happily Monika and Tom had previous
Their positive, mature attitude to their first Workaway was refreshing and
On our first
A truly personable pair of great workers. Not daunted by any task that l asked of them they undertook a huge variety of jobs, always with smiles and enthusiasm. Any host will be pushed to find two such
Lovely couple, full of energy and enthusiasm, just what I needed here.
They immersed themselves in being here, embracing every task I set them however tough.
Amongst a myriad of jobs they weeded, strimmed and raked away around all my olive and fruit trees unstintingly, I couldn't
From the very first morning they launched themselves into the myriad of jobs that needed doing here. Both have outstanding, completely differing skills ~ all of which were put to good use here.
Any host who is lucky enough to have these guys apply to them, my advice, grab them with both hands!!
Alexis and Vincent
Virginija and Donatas sewed (curtains), strimmed (the orchard), sawed (masses of wood), secateured (dead and damaged plants), scrubbed (out weeds), squeeged (Winter-filthy windows), not to mention plastered, painted and planted!!
They are an absolutely fab couple and I was very lucky that they were able to stay on after the
Jane’s garden had a massive
Susana and Kyle could be given any task and they would get stuck into it!
A mature team, no job too much trouble, they totally got into the spirit of being here.
Originally 'booked in' to olive pick alongside Jules and Robbie they painted, planted, potted and prepped
Despite the disappointment of no olive picking (no crop this year:( there was no shortage of work to be done and these two worked wonderfully both as a team and
I cannot recommend them highly enough to any other host. Their commitment to everything they did here was outstanding. Great workers, great company and every task I gave them was executed with great care, which was wonderful. Once they were given a job they could be entrusted to
We enjoyed staying in her beautiful "trullo house". Our guest room was clean and tastefully furnished. The bathroom was shared with two other workaway girls.
Jane either cooked for us or we cooked together at lunch times. The dinner times were
They enjoyed the experience so much they went on to stay and help a neighbour with his harvest!
They are hard working and positive thinking ~ a real 'must' with workaway.
I wish them well on their travels!
They dug, they planted, they harvested olives, they could be trusted to complete any task given and their positive attitude to being here was brilliant.
I can recommend them
Great workers, great company and phased by nothing.
Their wholehearted enthusiasm to get 'stuck in' here was inspiring and applied to every job they tackled, which were many and diverse.
I look forward to their return in May next year!
l am only sorry that Jane and Darryn's plans to make it all the way to China meant they could not stay longer, they certainly were welcome to!
I wish them safe and happy travelling so far from their home...
They both put their all into every job undertaken and once on a task independently applied intelligence and didn't need to be overseen ~ sensibly asking if in doubt. For me they were the perfect couple who worked well together and apart, just what I need here. I would highly recommend them
Work days were fair and our efforts were certainly appreciated and rewarded with some of the best home cooking we have ever had!!!
Jane went above and beyond
They worked independently on many different jobs that needed skill, intelligence and application! (Amongst other jobs Holly spent many days diligently grinding and wedging clay in the pottery whilst Mitch
in her lovely home in Puglia. Our tasks were varied and interesting and I enjoyed the gardening and painting, while Alan undertook a couple of building tasks, unfortunately due to our plans he was unable to finish one project completely but we both feel we helped put the
They are great company as well as fantastic workers.
I can honestly recommend them to any host who they contact.
I was sorry to see them go and I wish them really well in their travels.
Their willingness to 'get stuck in' and ability to work independently on any task is outstanding. They are a terrific couple with a zest for life, full of energy and genuine enthusiasm - whatever I asked of them.
Last night I took them onto their new hosts after nearly a month here - hard
They would always be welcome back here!
They pitch themselves at any and every task however tough and only stop to clarify exactly how you want something done, when you call them in to eat or to come in out of the rain!
I can't praise them enough - seriously hard working and great company