A respectful lifestyle project in Bovalino, Italy

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  • Description


    We are two families: Gisella and the little Gaia (3); Marco, Alessia with Ecate (7), Zoe (4) and Paco and Matilda (7 months).

    In the beginning of 2016 we decided to live in the countryside, to create an ecological lifestyle project.
    We live in the countryside of Bovalino Marina, on a hill 2 km from the village and from the seaside.
    We are mostly vegetarian.

    In our land (5 hectares) there are olive and oak trees, many fruit trees and a vegetable garden.
    The project includes the creation of some residential units with sustainable techniques and materials, permacultural inspired land cultivation, harvesting and processing of fruits and a libertarian homeschooling project.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Help


    In the field you can collect wood for winter, harvest or transform fruits and vegetables, weed, water, manage compost, etc... In autumn we are mainly involved in olive picking.
    We can often involve you in building activities with natural materials.
    In the house you can help cooking and cleaning.
    Since we are a community also during free days help in the kitchen is requested.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot of things about nature, field, children, homeschooling and you can also learn about southern Italian culture.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    There is no accommodation indoor, you have to bring your tent or we have one to lend you.
    If you have a caravan or a camper van we can set a good place for it.
    In the camping area, close to the kitchen garden, there are an outdoor kitchen, a space for washing dishes and clothes and a shower.

    There is a house hosting a common kitchen and a mezzanine, where Gisella and Gaia sleep.
    Close to the house there is the compost toilet and an outdoor space for washing dishes and clothes.

    There are two sources of water: municipal pipes bring drinkable water to the house area; a well brings not analyzed water to the camping area.
    We use the well water for washing and cooking.
    We make sure there is always a 10 liters drinkable water storage in the camping area.

    We don't guarantee WiFi, we don't have washing machine or electricity (there is only a solar panel for the essential).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    GET HERE: the closest airport is LAMEZIA TERME.
    It's linked by regional trains and buses.
    We're picking you up by car at the train station.

    We live in the countryside: nearest village is Bovalino, nearest city is Reggio Calabria (90 km). If you rent a car you can visit many ancient small villages in the area. We're close to the grecanic area.
    In your spare time you can visit a lot of ancient towns, like Gerace, or archaeologicals sites of Greek colonies, like Locri Epizefiri or Kaulon.
    The sea is near (5 minutes by car) and the mountains are at 30 minutes away by car.
    The whole coast is served by bus and trains

    If you have any question don't hesitate to contact us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours X 5 days or 4 hours X 6 days

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