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Taggia, Liguria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2/3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8236
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: November 10, 2019

Olive grove 4km from the Mediterranean in Liguria close to French border. The local beaches are excellent and we are an easy day trip from Menton and Monaco.

Helpers with gardening, dry stone walling and maintenance skills are especially welcome as are reliable short term house-sitters as we prefer the place to be occupied when we are not here. We almost always have a need for strong labourers!

We can offer the place on a house sitting basis at various times of the year. For this we must have references.

We get a lot of requests and always try to reply quickly as we understand the complications of arranging travel dates, etc. Please be specific about what skills you have and what dates you are available.

In return for up to 25 hours work each week we provide accommodation, food and will try to show you around the area. If house-sitting we can either provide food and money for food or you may choose to do less and provide for yourselves. this can be negotiated.

To get more a a flavour of us you might want to see our closed Facebook group- please ask to join.


PLEASE NOTE
* please look at our references to get further
information
* We are a steep 2-3km walk from the town of Taggia
* that helpers from outside the EU must have personal insurance and,
if no references are already posted on HelpX, a clear statement of your expectations of HelpX
placements.
we are not able to support visa applications
* Our access is a demanding track so please check with me before bringing a vehicle. It is possible to leave a vehicle down the road.
* because we have little space we often don`t
have the company of other helpers and you
might it a bit isolated by yourself so it might
be best to come as a couple or two friends.
* Winter is not usually very cold and we do not get frosts and snow but it can feel cold if the wind is from the mountain. Days are short.

If house-sitting please be aware that a rural property can suddenly become demanding. I had brilliant house-sitters ( January 2014) who arrived to a land slip on the road, a flooded house and no electricity! I can`t believe they wanted to stay. This is the first time this has happened but it could happen again. I am so fortunate to have people who have all the skills to cope but it means I have to be sure you will manage.

We have a small olive grove - Our knowledge of oil production is derived from our neighbours and we are learning. We have a hectare of land which is a bit beyond what we can manage given that we don`t live there and have jobs, etc. We are not certified organic but try to be ecologically sound - have solar power, don`t use insecticides, etc.

We fully subscribe to the HelpX philosophy will do our best to ensure you enjoy your time with us.We have now been HelpX hosts for seven years and would never been able to develop the property without the wonderful people whom we have hosted. We believe we should employ local people where we should and that HelpX workers should be in addition. We strongly disapprove of the site being used as a way of getting `cheap labour` or taking away local employment opportunities. Very occasionally we will pay people we have met through HelpX for additional hours when they have particular skills (and work eligibility visas) we need at a particular time.

Sue is a retired teacher originally from New Zealand. Richard continues to work so is here less often. We have a swimming pool and are about 4 km from the sea. Sue keeps a Nissan Micra in Italy and will happily drive back and forth to the seaside! It is a 2km steep walk to the old town of Taggia and helpers need to be aware of this when Sue is not available to drive! We have two bicycles for you to use, Please be aware also that there are no immediate neighbours. We love the tranquility but it may not suit everyone.

If bringing a vehicle please look at YouTube Road to Canelli. The road is demanding and the last section unsuitable for many vehicles!


Type of work
General Maintenance,
Building,
Gardening
Drystone walling

Languages spoken
English

Accommodation
We have a lovely but small house so cannot host many at a time. The limited accommodation means we need to be very specific about dates and work. We prefer the house to be occupied when we are not here so welcome capable house sitters.

reviews (42)
Helper: Val and Mark Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 7, 2019
Sue was a wonderful host and an incredible cook. Such a lovely, friendly lad... view complete review

Helper: Anette and Jeff Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 11, 2018
We enjoyed our stay with Sue who lives in a lovely rustic house up the valley... view complete review

Helper: Shorty and Marcia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: July 21, 2018
Sue is a great example of what the HelpX philosophy is all about. Her lasting... view complete review

Helper: Alexandra Grishechko Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: July 18, 2018
I spent a week at the farm in early July and here are some tips for future he... view complete review

Helper: Christina mills Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 11, 2018
Sue`s little farm is a magical place. Wherever you go you are accompanied by ... view complete review

Helper: Jan Pritchard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 25, 2018
We stayed with Sue for one lovely week. She is very relaxed, easy going, and ... view complete review

Helper: Annette and Lockie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 21, 2017
Without a doubt the time with Sue at her wonderful property was one of the hi... view complete review

Helper: Karen and John Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 23, 2017
As you can see from all the guests sue has had the reports are outstanding an... view complete review

Helper: James and Chris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: December 3, 2016
Marcus Tullius Cicero is quoted as saying “if you have a garden and a library... view complete review

Helper: Ian and Sandra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 26, 2016
For anyone who is considering a stay in this part of Italy and who truly want... view complete review

Helper: James and Chris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: April 3, 2016
We have just finished two weeks with our first Helpx placement and could n... view complete review

Helper: Molly Gavriel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 10, 2015
Susan is a wonderful host and took great care to make sure I felt at home! It... view complete review

Helper: Sandra and Tony Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: September 15, 2015
We spent a fabulous two weeks with Sue in August. We stayed in the newly bui... view complete review

Helper: Alexis Tepelos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 26, 2015
It was very nice to help Susan for about a week :) A place is perfectly loca... view complete review

Helper: Sebastien and Lucie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 4, 2015
Originally, we arranged a two weeks stay in Canelli. However we immediately f... view complete review

Helper: Tyran Mowbray Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 27, 2015
Canelli Was my 3rd helpx experience but definitely my favourite so far. Sue ... view complete review

Helper: Sean O Riordan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: July 29, 2014
I spent a week in Canelli helping Susan, after three years it was wonderful t... view complete review

Helper: Victor and Rosemary Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 21, 2014
Wonderfully, our Helpex experience with Sue was our first and it got us off t... view complete review

Helper: Ellie Younis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 12, 2013
I house sat Sue's place for 2 amazing weeks. Sue had to go away to England bu... view complete review

Helper: Vicki and Nigel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 9, 2013
We spent all of July 2013 at Sue’s property near Taggia. After welcoming us a... view complete review

Helper: Adam Bartlett Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 21, 2013
What can one say that has not already been said before? Sue is a fabulous hos... view complete review

Helper: Sytske and Jack Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: April 8, 2013
we stayed with Susan for almost 3 weeks in February/ March. Susan was not the... view complete review

Helper: Clare Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 26, 2012
Sue is a kind and generous host and I felt right at home during my two week s... view complete review

Helper: Adrian Stevens Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 24, 2012
2 months with this delightful host. Caring,considerate and so accommodating. ... view complete review

Helper: Ian Cameron Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 7, 2012
Sue is definitely one of the ones setting the gold standard for hosts everywh... view complete review

Helper: Martin Etchegaray Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: June 18, 2012
Canelli's certainly a good spot if you are looking for solitude and contact w... view complete review

Helper: Sandra Smith Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 16, 2012
Thanks Sue, I had an amazing time at Canelli! It was a priviledge to be a... view complete review

Helper: Errol and Kathryn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 13, 2012
What a great host Susan was in her little patch of paradise.Susan made us so ... view complete review

Helper: Michael and Anita Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 1, 2012
We cannot understand how anyone could find their stay at Canelli anything but... view complete review

Helper: Leonard Krylov Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: February 9, 2012
I had a very agreeable stay at Susans place, and was given the sort of work t... view complete review

Helper: Assim SALIH Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Kenya Date: February 6, 2012
Canelli!... What a wonderful place!!. Up there on the mountain, surround by t... view complete review

Helper: Farah and Michael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: February 4, 2012
Susan is a wonderfully generous and accommodating lady who is slowly creating... view complete review

Helper: Jessica and Tom Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 15, 2011
Me and my partner tom arrived at Sue's house in the evening when it was miser... view complete review

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Helper: Pam and Mark Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 23, 2011
We absolutely loved our time here up in the hills above Arma di Taggia. S... view complete review

Helper: Sean O Riordan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: May 9, 2011
I stayed here for one month and really enjoyed the experience. Susan was a fa... view complete review

Helper: Georgina and Jahl Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 6, 2011
We had an amazing time at Sue^s place in Taggia. There was a mixture of gar... view complete review

Helper: Charles Iulo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 9, 2011
I returned to Canelli for a 2nd stay/helpx and it was better than the first t... view complete review

Helper: Michael and Anita Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 5, 2011
Susan welcomed us into her home wholeheartedly and went out of her way to sho... view complete review

Helper: Charles I Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 31, 2011
As this/Canelli was my first helpX experience, I don't think it could have be... view complete review

Helper: Oliver McAfee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 23, 2011
Thank you Sue for being such a great host and being so welcoming from the mom... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Zito Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 23, 2010
An excellent place to work/stay. The location is very special, you can actual... view complete review

Helper: Anna Bonelli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: September 4, 2010
Sue is a wonderful host! She's kind and generous and really passionate about ... view complete review

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