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Caretaker couple- Italy

If you are a both ready to try being caretakers in Umbria, Italy, for a min. 3yr placement I know of a paid housesitting/ caretaking opportunity for house proud, keen gardeners, ready to care for a rural estate property. There is a walled kitchen garden, a vineyard, olive grove, swimming pool, and the maintenance of the general external appearance of the estate. Private apartment, excellent benefits, plus 2 dogs (Jack Russell sisters) to care for. Interested? Then please get in touch for more information.  

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,569

    Sorry, too busy looking after my own garden.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411

    do you reckon this is an ad for an agency fidget?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,569

    Oh   yes.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I run a housesitting network and the client has posted this ad on our site for free. It is a genuine offer for the right couple. Personally, I think it could be a great way to live in new country, and learn a new language image  Happy to answer any questions - I suspect the owners would be happy with another dog if you wanted to bring one ... I could ask and come back to you if this is a genuine question image


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,800

    The person who would know how to do it all would be Italophile, but he's got his own place in Italy already image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • The owners seem keen to find a couple in the UK, that is why they are looking in the UK. They are passionate about their vineyard and expect the caretaking gardeners to look after the kitchen garden, the houses and the dogs as the primary responsibilities. You have a private apartment onsite so no property there needed...

  • I'm hopeless with olives! image 

    Don't ask. image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Sadly Flossie Flo pretty much attacks other dogs if I am around (like I need a body guard with legs 4" longimage) she is fine in the mixed kennels, or when staying with friends, it is just her mission in life to keep an eye on meimage

    I have spent too much of my life living and working abroad to want to do that again; I love the English countryside - I am living in paradise, why move?image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,547

    I like runnybeaks idea we could all go, it would be like living in Verduns cabin for realimage

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