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Bosa
All Year: No, from Oct to April
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: up to 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16409
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018

We are looking for helpers to help with general maintenance on the land, pruning and cleaning the trees, making raised beds etc.
We are Caroline and Richard and we live in Bosa, on the North West coast of Sardinia and have an olive grove just outside of the town, about half an hours walk away. It's situated high above Bosa with stunning views of the Temo river valley and a glimpse of the sea in the distance. There are about 300 olive trees and we are looking for people to help with the harvesting of the olives as well as general care of the trees and the land. There are also terracing walls that need to be rebuilt, fencing and general maintenance around the place. We have a veg garden where everything is being grown to organic standards.
We have converted our house in the town into 3 apartments, 1 for us to live in and the other 2 for guests. These 2 apartments will sometimes be available for helpers to stay in, mainly in winter. We have wifi in the house. There is also a small house on the land with a kitchen area, sleeping platform, small sitting area with a wood stove and a bathroom. We may also be able to accommodate people who wish to camp. The work will be for mornings (4.5hrs) with accommodation, lunch, afternoons free, 6 days a week. During the harvest period, end of October through to December we may ask people to work longer hours in exchange for additional benefits. See our web site for details of the accommodation. You will be responsible for other expenses such as getting here, breakfast, evening meal (though there will be some social evening meals)and insurance.
We moved to Bosa over 9 years ago from Wales, UK, having bought our house a few years before. We are both t'ai chi and kung fu instructors and take a weekly class here. We don't eat meat though we do now eat fish, a recent change in our diet. We do not mind people eating meat around us though! We love good food, cooking for friends, drinking a glass or 2 of wine, walking and exploring the island, swimming in the clear blue seas and visiting the ancient sites that are all over Sardinia.
We look forward to hearing from you and more importantly to meeting you!
Languages: English & Italian.


reviews (20)
Helper: Ella Marchant Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 22, 2019
There are so many beautiful things I could write about my HelpX experience in... view complete review

Helper: Billy Pigot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: February 3, 2019
Dear Richard and Caroline, Thank you so much for the wonderful time I spen... view complete review

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Helper: Mireille Herrbach Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 13, 2019
I was lucky to spend more than 1 month by Richard and Caroline, cat-caring an... view complete review

Helper: Michaela Schmidt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 28, 2018
I had a really good time staying with Caroline and Richard for about two week... view complete review

Helper: Gergely and Ágnes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: November 30, 2018
This is a beautiful olive grove on the outskirts of Bosa, Sardinia. It's char... view complete review

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Helper: Yixin and Keyun Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: March 20, 2018
Staying at Richard and Caroline’s was one of the best experiences we ever had... view complete review

Helper: James Davies Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 26, 2017
I have only happy memories from my stay in Bosa. Richard and Caroline were... view complete review

Helper: Klara and Filip Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: January 8, 2017
We spent a little over two weeks at Caroline & Richard's, land-sitting and lo... view complete review

Helper: Catalin and Adelina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Romania Date: November 24, 2016
We loved our time in Bosa with Caroline and Richard! They are such a lovel... view complete review

Helper: Andres Salmeron Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 9, 2016
Il Paradisio As the name suggests, this place is wonderful. Caroline and R... view complete review

Helper: Sabrina and Stuart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 23, 2016
What can we say, Highly recommended ! we had such a wonderful time with thes... view complete review

Helper: Alberta buzzacarin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: April 13, 2015
I've spent with Caroline and Richard almost two weekd. Not a long time unluck... view complete review

Helper: Zuzana and Petr Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: April 1, 2015
I am really happy, that we decided to go to Caroline and Richard as our first... view complete review

Helper: Lucas Marshall Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 29, 2014
I had a great time staying with Caroline and Richard, they are very open frie... view complete review

Helper: Claudia Wunderlich Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 12, 2014
It has taken me almost 3 months to write this review simply because I still t... view complete review

Helper: Mel North Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 28, 2013
I recently returned from my first HelpX adventure, with Caroline and Richard ... view complete review

Helper: Thomas and Christian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: December 26, 2013
Thomas and I spent two weeks with Caroline and Richard.both fantastic and wel... view complete review

Helper: Aami Roysko Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: December 20, 2013
I spend four weeks with Caroline and Richard in Bosa, Sardinia. This was my ... view complete review

Helper: Jaak Jalast Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Estonia Date: February 8, 2013
It was a really nice time for me in Sardinia at Richards and Carolines place.... view complete review

Helper: Claire ash Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 2, 2012
I have just spent three very happy weeks in Bosa, Sardinia, helping Richard a... view complete review

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