Creating a self sufficient reality in the mountains of Serrastretta, Italy

  • Italien
  • Bisher 161 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 2 Dez. 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  Keine Vorgaben



  • Beschreibung


    Hello everyone, we are Andrea(female) and Michele!

    We started 2 years ago our self sufficient life project in a old house near Serrastretta, at 1000 mt above the level sea, in the Calabrian mountains.
    We live in an uncontaminated land surrounded by immense and dense forests of beech and chestnut trees and numerous sources of spring water, in a total immersion in the silence of the nature, far away from the caos of the city.

    Mainly, we love gardening, so we grow different varieties of vegetables from ancient and local seeds that we picked around our trips in Calabria and that we reproduce every year with great care. But we have also many mountain’s fruit trees: apples, pears, chestnuts but also little fruits as strawberries, raspberries, currants and blueberries.
    Many animals keep us company: dogs, chickens, geese, goats, sheeps and bees that give us eggs, milk, honey and lots of love! Everything we grow and harvest we turn into preserves, juices and jams.
    We use aromatic, medicinal and wild herbs for the preparation of soaps, oils and detergents for cleaning the house. Also, we bake our bread every week made with sourdough and local flours.

    We love living in nature, observing and respecting it in all its forms. For this reason we are interested in plant medicine, natural agriculture (we work the land with the no-digg method, the biodynamic method and the permaculture principles), natural building (with which we have restructured the living spaces of our land ), to the use of the energy of the elements (fire, water, earth) in a harmonious way with the rhythms of nature.

    Our land is large and there are many jobs to do during the day: taking care of the garden and the fruit fields, taking care of the animals and the stables, maintenance of the house and of the surrounding green spaces... Also, let's not forget the transformation of the harvested products and the bread-making!
    But we also love to take our time and relax, meditating and walking in the woods, reconnecting ourselves with every living being around us.

    We are happy to host those who want to immerse themselves in nature with us, people similar to our lifestyle and who really want to exchange experience, growth and knowledge.

    We are not a business activity so our goal is to produce enough for our sustenance.

    The closest point to reach us by public transport is in Lamezia Terme were we can pick you up.

    We speak Italian, English and German.

    Once you have contacted us, a response is appreciated even if you decide not to come anymore.. Thank you!!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Full immersion into the nature

  • Arbeit


    We are interested in natural medicine, the production of herbal teas, oleolites, conservation of varieties of ancient seeds (vegetables and more), energy and food self-sufficiency, green building and devoted to a holistic and spiritual vision of nature.
    Collect fruits and vegetables.
    Take care of the vegetable garden and animals.
    Making wood and small DIY.

    We are not a business activity so our goal is to produce enough for our sustenance.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Italienisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Englisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Six beds.
    Possibility of using your own curtains.
    Shared kitchen and bathroom.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Nearby natural points of interest are: Sila National Park, some of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria such as Caminia, Copanello, the Sub Paradise in Zambrone, Tropea, Pizzo (home of the truffle), numerous mountain and Mediterranean paths.
    The Terme di Caronte located right in Lamezia Terme.
    Points of cultural interest: the small and historic villages such as Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Amantea, Angoli nearby, but also Squillace, Roghudi, Mormanno,, stilo, Bova, Pentedattilo for those who want to move.
    Historical points of interest: archaeological excavations of Squillace, Monasterace and Sibari.

    Many points are served by regular buses but it is preferable to have your own vehicle.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 641989918673

Feedback (10)

Weitere Bilder


Dies sind zusätzliche optionale Bewertungen, wenn Mitglieder Feedback hinterlassen. Es wird die im Schnitt hinterlassene Bewertung für jede Option angezeigt.

Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (4.7)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.8)

Kommunikation: (4.2)