Help us in creating different life project in the countryside in Bovalino, Italy.

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  • Description

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    Hi!
    We are three friends (two families): Alessia, Marco and Gisella. We have three daughters: Ecate (6), Zoe (3) and Gaia (2).
    About a year ago, we decided to live in the countryside, to create a different lifestyle project.
    Each of us is unique and brings their energy to the project.
    The project includes the creation of some residential units, land cultivation, harvesting and processing of fruits of the earth, as raise our little girls (and ourselves) as homeschooler.
    In our field (5 ectars) there are ancients olive trees and oaks, a vegetable garden and a shed. In the shed there is the common space with a kitchen and a mezzanine, where we sleep. Out of the shed there is the compost toilette and a space for washing dishes and clothes.
    We work constantly to improve the field and living spaces.
    ***********PLEASE BEFORE APPLY READ ALL THE PROFILE AND BE SURE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROJECT**********
    *This is a hands-on experience, so IF you're afraid of INSECTS or digging in DIRT, this will NOT be a good fit for you.*
    ***We NEED volunteers who are truly interested in sustainability and in helping to contribute towards the future of the planet and of our Project. We expect a good attitude and work ethic and reward our volunteers with the opportunity to learn our approach.
    If you have any questions you don't esitate contact us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteers can help with daily or extraordinary tasks in the field or in the living spaces. For example in the field they can cut wood for winter, harvest or transform fruits and vegetables, clearing the field... In the house they can help with kitchen chores (cook and clean) or other common housework.
    There are no fixed working hours, as long as you work around 5 hours/day, 5 days/week. On weekends we often leave the place and so Saturday and Sunday will be your free days. In free days meals and accommodations are not included, but we can show you bush next the beach for free camping. 😊
    It may appens during working days we don't eat at home and in this case you work just 3 hours and the meal is not included.
    We give you meal twice in a day, but if you want to cook you can do it. The kitchen is common place.
    We think the best way it would be to start with a try week of volunteering and then, if you like the project and we come along, thinking about a longer stay.
    If you have any questions you don't hesitate contact us.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is no accommodation indoor, you have to pitch your tent under an olive tree or an oak. We have a tent to give you when you stay here. There are a compost toilette for physiological needs and drinkable running water, outside.
    We don't have WiFi, washing machine or electricity (there is only a solar panel for the essentials).

    G E T H E R E : BE AWARE the area is not well connected with the rest of the world and transport in general can become a kind of adventure in south Italy, I hope this makes the trip more interesting and will select the best and motivated workawayers ;) .

    AIRPLANE: the 2 closest airport are LAMEZIA TERME and REGGIO CALABRIA, they both are international so have a look on sky scanner.com to find what's best for you. Eventually you can also check CATANIA or ROMA but they are quite far away.
    If you choose to come by Rome, we recccomended to choose a bus. or
    When you make the request write "ECATE" to show me that you read until here.
    If you have any questions you don't esitate contact us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in countryside: nearest village is Bovalino, nearest city is Reggio Calabria (80km). If you rent a car you can visit many ancient small villages in the area. It's a grecanic area.
    In your free 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The travellers will learn a lot of things about the nature, the field, children, and last but not the least they can learn about the southern Italian culture.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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