Help rebuilding 600 yrs old farm

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Help rebuilding 600 yrs old farm

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHi there,
    I'm Maritxu (to be pronounced "Maleechoo"), 45, from the Basque Country. After 20 years living abroad, I am now back home.
    Home is this amazing 600 years old stone farm in the northern Basque Country (7 km from the ocean), a farm where my family has been living for over a century (a detail in its lifetime). I have been working on drawings for the past months and I am now starting the "real" work to make it breathe again: take off concrete and use eco friendly solutions so that it becomes a place where people feel good to be.
  • LocationFrance, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Ahetze

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    General maintenance
  • Hours per day I only consider people willing to stay a week at the minimum.
    We'll work 5h/d, 5d/w, sat-sun off
  • Work requirements: This is tough hand work. I will provide protection for hands, eyes and hears. I have electrical tools for some part of the work but people coming in will have to be able to use a hammer.
    I'm looking for dynamic, strong people.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 1 week minimum
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:Basque, english, spanish, french
  • Has pets? I have not pets, I accept no pets
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: My house is REALLY old, and many people think no one lives in it 'cos it looks SO old, but I do live inside, and I can provide a very simple room (I only have one available) if you're ok in living in such place, or you can pitch your tent or park your van at the front.
  • Additional info
  • We share lunch (I provide the food, TOGETHER we prepare, eat & clean after) for the days wework, my cuisine is mainly made of vegetables, rice, pasta, a little bit of meat, lots of fruits.
    You have to provide you own food n make your own meal for breakfasts and dinners, and also for your lunch on the days off.
    In the house, you´ll have access to the kitchen & to the bathroom. There is no "living room" as the farm-lifestyle did not let time to enjoy a sofa, but we could organise one.

    Smoking & parties will not be allowed.