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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2 (couple or friend)
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 24947
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: April 19, 2018

Availability right now for the spring and summer season!

I own a large country property in rural Umbria with a house, cottage and apartment holiday rentals. There are lovely gardens which need upkeep, and a pool. The property is about 20 minutes away from a market town with shopping , restaurants, cafes etc. We are about 30 minutes north of Perugia. I share the property with for dogs and a cat - as well as guests during the holiday seasons.

The type of help needed differs with the seasons. In the spring to autumn the main help would be in the garden - grass cutting, weeding, watering (lots of watering!!), general tidying, cleaning, and some light maintenance including painting. Also taking the dogs for a walk , feeding the dogs and cats, if I'm not around. Perhaps a bit of shopping and maybe helping with guests requests from time to time. In the winter the help is mainly with the animals and a bit of gardening and tidying, house sitting when I'm away.
Also, non smokers preferred. Work is 15hrs/week in exchange for board and some shared meals as I love to cook.
Computer skills helpfull and personal transport advised.

A charming studio apartment is provided consisting of a living/sleeping area with double bed, separate kitchen and shower-room. There is also an outside patio.

Must like animals - dogs and cats. Most work will be outdoors. Property is in a rural location and 5km up a rough road, so the person(s) needs to like a country life - location is beautiful and peaceful. Help need all year round. Driving license essential.

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