Hello my name is Marco (57) and with other volunteers we work to create a meeting point for our community and the people who visit this region. We are a non-profit association and our donors have given us an old stone house from the 17th century and a beautiful farmhouse in the high mountains with meadows and pine forests to make something new by involving enthusiastic people like you. We need help to renovate the house and the farmhouse but also ideas to develop activities and original proposals. Moreover we like to create a small artistic center that welcomes artists to create a work of art in exchange for a stay.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
With us you stay in a beautiful and unspoiled Ticino valley, exploring the surrounding nature, in the peace of mountain life, or spend your time in the sun on maggia river. But if you miss the crowd in less than one hour you can reach Locarno and the lago Maggoire area, Bellinzona with the three Castel or Lugano on Ceresio lake. During sommer many small local events will allow you an authentic contact with the people. If you look for live music between June and August there is a lot live concerts.
If you like Cinema you cant miss the "International Locarno film Festival" in August.
This year 2019 we are renovating our house and hut in the mountains but at the same time we are developing our cultural and recreational offers.
We are mainly looking for material removal activities, painting work, forest and pasture care and help with the construction of small wooden structures. However, if you have little manual skills but good web or marketing skills, you can help us by developing our website (wordpress) or promoting our activities. In any case, we rely on dialogue and exchange of ideas with everyone to find original solutions.
Italian, English, French, German
Depending on the activity, you'll stay:
in our 17th century house with shared bathroom and kitchen.
in the stone hut in the mountains where we live in a simple way with a field kitchen and you sleep in a common room generally in sleeping bag (provided by us if you do not have yours)
Workawayers have a kitchen at their disposal. In general, meals (italian country style) are cooked and eaten together. However, if you have special needs (vegetarian or vegan), we will provide you with the necessary to prepare your favorite dishes.
To move around during your free time you can use the public transport that serves the village. You can also use our electric bicycle for small journeys.
If you have special wishes, we will accompany you by car as much as possible.
We are still looking for volunteers from August 9th to October 31st with stays of at least 1 week.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week