atorrabella France

Property Type: House (detached / semi-detached)
Description:

Our stone house is located in the centre of the village of Fozzano, a traditional Corsica village, facing the ancient tower of Colomba (called Torra Vechija) and classed among Monuments de France. The house is made of 4 floors, the first and second floors are finished and made of two separate flats. The third floor is a marvelous unfinished apartment, with a superb roof terrace from where you can enjoy an amazing panorama on the village and spacing 360 degrees all around the village, with open view on the mountains surrounding the village reaching far up to the Col de Bavella, with astonishing view on the Gulf of Valinco. The ground floor is an ancient cave with an oil mill and a courtyard of 40 square meters. We are a couple with two children, living abroad most of the time and with a interest in local development and nature. We wish to develop our property to make of it a guest house hosting artists during the mid and low season able to revitalize the village of Fozzano when occupied only by its local residents. We also want to promote a quality summer tourism vacation trend, and contribute to the strengthening of Fozzano cultural tourism vocation. We have developed a wide network of international architects and artists and are planning an event to be hosted in August 2016, as well as a workshop to develop the house appentice and the cave in September/October 2016.
Our ideal house sitter is a friendly charming couple made of an architect/craft man able to value ancient buildings/ancient renovation and a historian of art/poet/anthropologist/linguist also competent on tourism marketing/website development, to get passionate of the place and work with us in the short or medium term to bring in our project a relevant contribute and to set up the next stages of its development. We look forward finding you !

House-Sit Duration: 3-9 months
Dates From : March 1, 2016 00:00
Dates to: September 30, 2016 00:00
Property Care & Maintenance:
  • Patio garden
Pets/Animals:
  • None
Things To know: Low profile attitude is required at the village. An introductory informative session will be provided by the house owner. Previous experience as house sitter desirable. References required. English and German languages desirable. Potential for developing artist residential stays: one planned for two weeks in August 2016 (you may be willing to contribute or to travel to visit the rest of Corsica). You can visit our website www.atorrabella.com to have some more information. The video uploaded from youtube on this website shows part of the village (the stone village stairs, the church, the panorama onto the sea) We do not live at the village nor in Corsica.
Responsibilities: You will be living in the ground floor apartment (75 meters). You will be taking care of the all house, you will embellish the ground floor apartment and the first floor apartment. You will be following up on technicians we may contract to finish the outside of the house (carpenter, plumber, etc). You will be receiving information about arrivals/departures of weekly tenants, and be responsible for the check in and check out procedure. Other services may be required on an ad hoc basis (rental of bike, rental of bedsheets or towels, extra cleaning fee application). About the finishing of the last floor apartment, we will supervise your work on a monthly basis and by distance (Skype) on a daily basis. This apartment requires finishing of the bathroom (flooring and installation of the tiles and facilities and door); design development and flooring of the three rooms, destruction and removal of waste of a wall 8 square meters built last year, we are not happy with. For more than a three months stay, depending on your areas of expertise, we will discuss about finishing the last floor apartment with : constructing of a mezzanine in wood; constructing libraries and storage in wood; finishing of the ceiling or temporary cover; two wood stairs; installation of two wooden doors (one with window on the roof terrace). Depending on how soon we find you and on the length of your stay and other considerations, you may move to the last floor apartment during summer time, and the other two apartments be rented.
Points of interest:
  • Fresh Food / Farmers Market
  • Beach
  • River
  • Historical Interest
  • Sporting Venues
  • Bars
  • Hiking Trails
  • Bush Walks
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