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Castiglione del Lago
All Year: No - Spring & Autumn
Area (ha): 3/4 hectare
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 6636
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: February 10, 2019

HELP! I have been let down and now urgently need help for early April - is there someone reliable and proficient out there who can help? Generally I am looking for capable DIY'ers/ painters/gardeners, willing people able and happy to turn their hands to most things to work both inside and outside from the beginning of March through to end of April. I have shutters to varnish, railings to paint, indoor painting/ cleaning, general maintenance plus pruning / weeding my garden, & fruit trees and digging over my vegetable patch in preparation for planting.

Casa Julian is a small self-catering holiday business, I am young at heart but body falling apart, in my early 70's with back trouble so cannot do the work as I used to (I can still cook though!). I live in an apartment upstairs and there are two further apartments for holiday let, quite a reasonable size garden, a vegetable patch and a small olive grove of 40 trees (I sell my olive oil to clients when I have enough). The olive grove is grown organically.

My home is situated between two villages each 2km away. Gioiella has a small general store, a pharmacy and a nice bar/cafe. Lago Trasimeno is 10km away and there are two other smaller lakes nearby. It is a beautiful location on a proper road but there is a very limited bus service. I am happy to take people around locally and hopefully you will join in with my life for the period of your stay (time permitting!). I recommend car hire if people want to explore further afield.

I manage the property on my own and during the season usually manage pretty well with local help but I have a lot of jobs where I need help in the Spring & Autumn. I used to work alongside my helpers but worsening back problems now limit my contribution! the work is manual four/five hours a day, 6 days a week, so I need fit active but mature (ish) helpers, preferably with no allergies. I particularly like having couples. What has worked well so far with helpers is to start around 9.00am and work for four hours + for six days a week, which leaves the afternoons plus Sunday free for everyone; however I am happy to be flexible on this if helpers want to work full days so as to take days off to explore. Helpers can have the use of one of my two bedroom apartments (which will need to be cleaned on leaving!)and eat lunch & dinner with me or self cater whichever you prefer.I love cooking, am a meat eater but can happily accommodate vegetarians, however other stricter regimes will have to cook for themselves. There is internet access,sky TV, a DVD, loads of books and some board games available for helpers use. I have two bikes you can use but they need overhauling! Any potential helpers must be animal lovers because I have two gentle large dogs ( 2 female Labrador crosses),four cats and 3 chickens! all of which are friendly.

English is my madrelingua and I also speak Italian (could be better!)

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