Eco-sustainability, Umbria, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Our 17th century property is located in beautiful Umbria in central Italy, close to the historic and artistic towns of Assisi, Perugia, Todi and Orvieto. Our home overlooks a lush valley of olive trees, crops and breathtaking views of ancient towns and hills. We raise sheep and chickens, and are also home to dogs and cats. The property also houses an agri-tourism business.

    We are embracing eco-sustainability and as such, we are striving to reduce and to eventually eliminate the use of natural gas on the property. Solar-energy is used for most of our electricity needs and in the future, for heating as well. Our home is currently heated with wood-burning stoves fuelled with the wood that is saved from trimming our forest of trees. All of our food scraps are saved for composting and for feeding the farm animals. Everything grown on the property is certified organic.

    We strongly believe in the concept of community-based living and that everyone should experience life in the countryside. Coming to our farm, you are becoming a member of both our community and of our family and we look forward to warmly welcoming you!

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Cuisine / courses
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Eco-volontariat
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les animaux
    Aide avec les langues
    Autres
    Aide avec l'ordinateur / Internet

  • Aide

    Aide

    The work to be done is varied and ranges from harvesting olives to tending to animals, to maintaining and developing the agri-tourism facilities.
    - currently the olive harvest is over (November 2014)

    We would love to have volunteers who enjoy working with our son Emanuel. This would include simple tasks that teach independence (not physically demanding). Emanuel has a rare Sindrome called Sotos and he likes when people are in the house, building relationships. As a result, this request requires special attention and volunteers who are understanding and feel comfortable. We like to call ourselves a "social farm" with a Catholic background but open to all types of religions, philosophies, meditations.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    Italian, French, English

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We will provide you with your own bed that is in a shared bedroom in an apartment with other volunteers. The apartment is very cozy with a nice fire-place and front door that overlooks a beautiful valley.

    Volunteers must wake up and be ready to work by 9 am. Thus, breakfast is usually simple, consisting of coffee, milk, and sweets that are in the apartment. Lunch is always prepared in our home. Depending on work schedules we may ask the volunteers to help in preparing this meal as well as washing the dishes afterwards. Dinner is up to your own discretion. We will give you all that you need to prepare a good meal and volunteers enjoy making dinner with one another in the apartment.

    We ask our volunteers to consume no alcohol when staying with us on our property. More importantly, we welcome people who may have problems with alcoholism.



  • Autres choses...

    Autres choses...

    On Sundays when volunteers have no work, we are happy to take people to the train station wishing to see the very beautiful surrounding area. Small medieval villages like Rotecastello, Civitella dei conti, Collelungo, San Venanzo with a Vulcan (Volcano) are walking distance from our farm.

    Directions from Rome

    Catch a "Trenitalia" train from Rome Termini station to Terni (approx 1.5hour/1 hour on high speed train). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train, as you may be fined up to €50 if you forget. When you arrive in Terni you need to catch a local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop at Terni station (approx €3). The timetable can be found on the wall at the back of the small shop or in the subway under the platforms (near the sign for platforms 4 and 5).

    Directions from Florence

    Catch a "Trenitalia" train from the Florence Santa Maria Novella station to the Perugia Ponte San Giovanni station (P.S.G). Remember to validate your ticket at the small yellow machine on the platform before you board the train, as you may be fined up to €50 if you forget. When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2). This ticket does not need to be validated before you board the train as the conductor will clip your ticket onboard.

    Directions from Perugia

    If you are staying in the centre of Perugia there are two stations that you can catch a train from - Perugia Santa Anna or Perugia Fontevegge. You need to catch a train from either of these stations to Perugia Ponte San Giovanni (P.S.G) - approximately €2. When you arrive in Perugia P.S.G you need to buy a ticket for the local "Centrale Umbria" train to Marsciano. Tickets for this train are purchased from the small shop inside the Perugia P.S.G station (approximately €2).

    If you let us know what time you will arrive we will pick you up from the train station in Marsciano.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

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    Nombre d'heures d'aide bénévole attendues

    5 hours for 5 and a half days. Sundays are always off.


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