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Bajardo
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Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 86574
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Hello, I am Arrigo Speziali!!!!

Update:
Starting June 2019, I'll need one or two people (preferably with experience) to do some intensive housecleaning, gardening/landscaping in Baiardo.

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In a globalized world that is constantly becoming more and more technological, often at the cost of social solidarity and history, I feel that the medieval village of Bajardo has potential to restore a balance and to reach out to a new generation of innovators and change-makers such as students, artists and writers.

I am a humanist and an environmentalist at heart, inspired by history, the arts, beauty, multiculturalism and TED Talks who wants to generate and create projects with like-minded people. My objective is to attract guests, raise funds and connect people interested in making Bajardo a hub for international creative thinkers who can inspire social and environmental projects.

In 1994, I founded the linguistic cultural association ACLE, which has linked thousands of English teachers and students together in Italy and around the world. I speak Italian, English, as well as some Spanish, French and German. .

I am now living in Bajardo (900m above sea level), which is a captivating hillside village (population of 300 inhabitants) in the north west of Italy overlooking the sea and the French Alps. It is accessible by bus from Sanremo which also has a train station connecting the town to Nice Airport (France), which is 60 km away.

If you want to be a change-maker, enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes, fantastic hikes and an authentic unspoiled medieval village, Bajardo is for you!! Bajardo is perfect for people who want to get away from busy city-life in search of peace of mind in a place that is ideal for yoga, creating, writing, biking and retreats.

We provide housing and food and an excellent view for your breakfast! Your accommodation would be in a simple medieval terraced house renovated to meet basic modern demands, with a gas cooker and hot shower. Although the houses themselves do not have Wi-Fi, the signal is good in the welcoming restaurants and cafés in the village. Basic food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is provided for your convenience.

Work for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and the rest of the time is yours!
We are also looking for one or two independent people to do the house cleaning, move furniture and serve meals if there are any guests. We make sure that helpers are treated as part of the family, and that their work has a lasting legacy.

We accept helpers for a minimum of two weeks from April to November. They must be capable of working independently as well as in a team. Successful helpers may be asked to stay for longer periods.

Additional projects include: promoting the village and area on social media, restoring hiking trails, odd jobs and maintenance.

If you have any unique skills we would be happy to hear from you!

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