Help working a land in Polignano a Mare, close to the caves of Castellana Grotte



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  • Description


    This is a land which aims to be an ecovillage and eco-neighbouring project based on permaculture: it is located in the countryside of the charming town of Polignano a Mare, 4kms away from the famous caves of Castellana Grotte, 18kms from the incredible town of Alberobello, 60kms from the city of Matera, 40kms from the city of Bari and 15kms from the sea.

    The land is on the top of the hills at 260 m.a.s.l.: it is around 2.5 hectares with two trulli (typical stone houses with cone roofs) surrounded by centenaries olive trees, cherries and other fruit trees: it is just in front of a majestic 18th century fortified farm, it is enclosed by old dry stoned walls and during the sunny days there is a nice sea view.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can:
    -enjoy typical traditional food and learn how to cook with edible wild plants: we mostly eat organic vegetarian food.
    -learn how to take care of olive trees, of a vegetable garden and how to harvest olives and produce extra virgin olive oil (October to December) and cherries (May to June).
    -learn how to make soaps and natural body creams
    -learn how to make marmalades, dry fruits, canned vegetables
    -visiting cultural historical towns in the nearby, enjoying summer festivals and the beautiful sea.

  • Help


    If you would like to join us you could take part in many different activities:
    seasonal harvesting of cherries (May to June) and olives (October to December) and other farming activities (pruning and taking care of the trees, working on the vegetable garden), building structures, cooking and in general living the ordinary rural life, taking care of the land.

    We speak Italian, English and Spanish.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Helpers will be accommodated, depending on the time of the year, either in a small but comfortable house (hot solar water, wood heating stove and a dry toilet), caravan, or in a tent.

    We are new hosts and our project has just begun so helpers should be adaptable.

    Basic food and accommodation are provided for guests.
    The cost of fuel for possible excursions is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The land is located 3kms away from the train station of Castellana Grotte, 15kms from the train station of Monopoli, 60kms from Bari airport.
    There are a couple of bicycles to go around the countryside.
    We often go visiting other farms, festivals and other towns by car: guests are always welcomed to join us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

the renovated warehouse
the renovated warehouse
The bathroom, with the dry toilet
the town of Polignano a Mare
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