Beautiful brick farmhouse on the top of a hill surrounded by bushland. Many wild herbs and fruit trees (hazelnuts, cherries, walnuts, elder, mulberries...).
It's the family house where I grew up and I've now decided to move back here permanently with the plan of slowly turning it into a self-sufficient food forest. My approach is very experimental; I like permaculture ideas, Fukuoka ideas, concepts like syntrophy and letting nature do her job by simply filling her with seeds and plants.
The long term project is also to develop a seed bank and an educational centre (traditional arts and foods, gardening, small scale farming...).
There is a good library of books to read. The diet is predominantly plant-based but it's ok to cook and eat meat in the house. I am a cook and artisanal pasta maker and I'm always happy to prepare nourishing meals, share recipes and teach what I know. Internet is limited to checking emails and doing small online research, you'll have to get a local sim card if you need more. There is a nearby village with a train station where you can be picked up if you don't have a car. All cultures, genders and ages are welcome as long as you respect the house, the people and the land. Bonus skills that I really value at the moment are: knowledge in agriculture, forest management, permaculture, plant recognition, herbalism, tree pruning, chainsawing, carpentry, wood carving. You will be asked to do 4/5h of work per day for 5 days a week. The rest of the time you are welcome to take part in other activities or do your own things. I'm exploring the area myself and visiting small producers to create a network, you're welcome to join these excursions. Sunday is rest day. If you want to have a few days off, you can help more hours on other days. You can see more pictures on our Instagram.
FROM NOVEMBER TILL MARCH I WILL BE AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY SO NOT ABLE TO HOST
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
If you're studying a foreign language (Italian, English or Spanish) I can help both with grammar and conversation. I love my culture, especially the food and artcraft aspects of it, and I'm always willing to share what I know. Also I have a good knowledge of plants, herbs, gardening, farming, foraging...
At the same time I love to meet with people from all over the world, learn a bit of their language, get inspired by their cuisine, listen to their music and share life stories.
At the moment there is a lot of cleaning pathways in the bush, freeing plants from suffocating ivy, collecting firewood, cleaning and tidying bushland close to the house, planting trees and herbs from seeds. I also need help with housework, keeping the house clean and tidy.
On the projects list, there is: a plant nursery, a woodshed, a solar dehydrator, a solar shower, a composting toilet. So if you have carpentry skills that's a bonus!
Also, a lot of time is spent collecting wild food and medicine and processing it (drying, preserving, fermenting...). I love making ferments (water and milk kefir, cheese, mead, vinegar), handcrafted pasta, soap... I also love traditional crafts of all sorts.
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I am a language teacher and I love both to teach and to learn new languages
You will have a comfortable bed either in a room by yourself of in a shared room if there are other visitors. If you are a couple you might share a double bed in a private room. I love to cook and share meals as much as i love to try your special dishes. The meals I cook are predominantly vegetarian.
The area is between two medium-size cities: Asti and Alessandria. It is also only 1 hour by train from the regional capital Torino. So if you crave city life during your stay you can jump on a train and go exploring.
The property is directly connected to the valley where you can go for pleasant walks to the natural park of Rocchetta or along the Tanaro river.
For a relaxing time you can simply lay on the hammock and read one of the many interesting books we have or we can watch a documentary together, weave a basket or engage in some creative activity. If you play an instrument bring it along, live music is most welcome.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week