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Organic and permaculture farm in front of the sea is looking for help in the northwest region of Liguria, in Italy

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  • Last activity: 18 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello Folks, I'm Mattia and I am from Varazze (SV), in the northwest region of Liguria, in Italy.
    About a year ago, I started to take care of what, once was, my grandfather's land. The entire field is about 1.5 hectares and a big part of it was recently fixed after years of inactivity. The land is characterised by about 300 olive trees, and a soon-to-come saffron field. Thus, I am seeking people willing to help me on my project. The tasks will mainly consist of taking care of the olives trees and the saffron field. I have also side projects in my mind, such as building a new kitchen house, which might be part of the tasks (if of your interest).
    I need help for maximum 4/5 hours per day.
    I live alone in a house with my 2 dogs (dafne and Zeus), my cat Marilu', nearby a chichen house with chickens and gooses. The house is situated on top of a hill, 10-15 minutes walking from Varazze and a beautiful view of the sea. My parents's house is located in the same property but detached from mine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can offer a staying in a beautiful place with a marvellous view of the sea. The area is characterised by many small costal towns with nice beaches and blue water, as well as trekking on the surrounding mountains.

    Travellers will have the possibility to work close-contact with nature, mainly by working with olive trees and saffron fields. They will be exposed to permaculture farming principles, that I have learned in specialised trainings.

    I am also an open-minded person who likes to share experiences with new people, and acquire new points of view bout the world. As I love cooking and yoga, travellers can exchange their knowledge, ideas and interests in such activities too.

  • Help


    are not request particular skill, just be open to be in contact with nature,
    Tasks- help me on my project, taking care of the olives trees and the saffron field. I have also side projects in my mind, such as building a new kitchen house,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation consists in a queen bed in a private room in my house. Otherwise it is possible to set a tent outside the house. The place consists of a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom, while outside there is a lovely dining area. From everywhere you have an amazing view on the sea and the town. At the back of the house there is a small garden with vegetables plants, and a chicken house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is part of the UNESCO site "parco del Beigua" characterised by typical Mediterranean wild plants and wild animals like foxes, wild pigs, and more rarely wolfs.
    The place is 45 minutes by train from Genova, the major city in Liguria, and 15 minutes from the city of Savona. By train you can easily reach the world famous cost of the "cinque terre".
    There are beaches all along the cost, some of which are in 10-15 minutes walking dinstance from the accommodation.
    The region is well-known for its mountains, with many trekkings, walks, montain bike routes and climbing walls.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is a queen bed and a chance to possibility to sleep in a tend

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a private parking

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have half hechtar sourranded by fans 2 meters tall fans against wild pigs

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 136468414534

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