Help renovate 85-year old house

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Help renovate 85-year old house

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  • DescriptionRenovating an old house is not a straightforward endeavour and I am in desperate need of HELP! The number of qualified workers is very limited in my country at the moment (given that the majority of them currently work in other European states) and the few ones that are left are both overwhelmed with work orders AND very expensive. I'm resorting to this platform in an attempt (and hope) to find people with constructions experience who would appreciate the opportunity to put their skills at work for bringing back to life an old house, made up of all natural materials (walls made up of wood and a sort of cob material, foundation made up of stone) which has been uninhabited for about 35-40 years. Accomodation could be offered either in a tent placed on the property (if you were to find this appealing), or at my current place (about 1 hour's driving distance from the location). I love cooking, so you might find this to be a benefit ;)

    The old house that needs renovating is located in a charming little village close to the mountains, in an area that is moderately touristic due to its proximity to a natural reservation. I'm hearing that people from different European countries come here just to enjoy the natural beauty of these places.

    Desperate as I am, I do still reserve the right to select volunteers on the basis of skills and motivation, so I would appreciate for you to let me know about these if&when you contact me.

    One more note I feel obliged to add, to set your expectations straight: while your intimate life is none of my business, it would have to unfold itself somewhere else than under my roof - sorry if this is a showstopper for you... :( I'm a genuinely friendly person and I don't exclude the possibility to become friends for life with the persons with whom I'll be sharing my house for this period (in fact, I'am actually looking forward to it!), but I am not as "open-minded" as many people nowadays might prefer and I find it fair for you to know this upfront.

    If the last paragraph hasn't made you move away from this volunteering opportunity with a nasty word on the tip of your tongue, and all the rest sounds appealing too, I look forward to e-meeting you (and, hopefully, meet you in person as well)!

    Cheers,
    Cathy
  • LocationRomania, Județul Cluj, Orașul Huedin, Huedin

  • Work
  • Type of work Help in the house
    Help with eco project
  • Hours per day 6-8h of work, preferrably starting in the morning
  • Work requirements: Construction skills (preferrably acquired from natural buildings or renovations of old houses)
    English or French as communication languages
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 1-4 weeks
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, French
  • Has pets? No pets
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Accomodation could be offered either in a tent placed on the property (if you were to find this appealing), or at my current place (about 1 hour's driving distance from the location).
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