Hi, my name is Alessandro, I've been traveling for many years around the world looking for "my spot in the world", and then, 1 year ago, I found out that “the place” was close to my hometown Schio, in the province of Vicenza.
I lived in ecovillages for a few years, collected many skills and experiences in permaculture projects, and then I decided to start my own path towards my dreams! With some friends we rented around 2000 square meters of land in the beautiful altopiano del Tretto, 800meters above the see, and we started growing!
After a few months also a house arrived: before that I was living in Tanino, my camper van!
With other friends from the area we form a sort of “spread out community”: in many occasions we share moments of working exchange, family's issues help, permaculture courses, autoproduction, food, music and some parties and spiritual evenings around the fire!
I usually say "I would like to live as they lived here 100 years ago", but little by little. I do believe technologies helped human beings a lot, but I'm trying to live without the unnecessary things for me (no fridge/ yes freezer, no laundry machine / yes washing at the fountain…). I still have some objects from the past, my beloved Africa Twin motorcycle, for example. Many I left behind and I try to buy consciously what I really need and I can't produce with my own hands or get from the nature around.
We eat vegetarian and biological food, some our own veggies and fruits, and eggs from 9 beautiful happy chickens, and Pablito the rooster!
We try to live with low use of money, and co-live with the ecosystem in a sustainable way.
The house is not very big, but in summer we could have more options. In the last year we shared the house from 2 to 4 people (sometimes more!). The garden is very comfortable and surrounded by wild nature. Camper vans are welcome! Forest, trekking, cycling and more, all around!
Internet connection: not the best in the world, but we found out solutions to stay tuned!
We are waiting for 2 little cats, but if we could find a way to share the place in peace, animals could be allowed!
We can find a solution to pick you up in Schio, there is a train station and bus connection from Vicenza.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live in a beautiful area in the pre dolomites mountains, there are many trekking and mountain bike paths, so we would love to share working days but also discovering togheter our sorrounder! We love to spend time all togheter with childrens and families and friends, playing instruments around the fire, talk about pure life and dreams, we practice yoga, acroyoga, meditation, art and much more! Of course we also love to chill, eat and drink a good glass of wine ;)
I need some help in the land, weeding, taking care of already planted veggies and chickens.
At home, general maintenance and some art required, and collecting wood for heating.
Self production and collecting from nature .
Private room, or tent or camper van
We are a 10 kms far from Schio train and bus stations, we can meet there! There is also a bus ,driving up to San Rocco from Schio bus station, around 30 minutes ride.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Planty of space in the land,5 minutes walking from the house
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week