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in the many years (12) that I have had the joy of hosting so many beautiful people from all over the world, I am convinced that we can really do something to improve ourselves and a little bit of the world around us, but there has to be a little effort in wanting to do so strongly.
the people I host, especially the younger ones, should be able to understand that resources in general are a precious commodity that must be protected and not over-exploited in a predatory manner.
therefore water should be used sparingly first of all, especially hot water that uses too much energy.
so showers must be short and sufficient for everyone.
the places we inhabit alone or in common should be kept clean and tidy. in addition to resources, this also saves time that has to be spent on laborious, extraordinary cleaning work when it only takes a few minutes a day.
I therefore expect the bathroom, kitchen, outside of the house and bedrooms to be kept very clean on a daily basis.
the food that the great mother earth gives us is an asset to be respected.
in group work it is necessary to foster the development of a peaceful atmosphere, to instil trust, joy and well-being in the living environment. work becomes lighter, more fun is had and a happy coexistence is established.
please read carefully. I would like to be sure that the people who write to me and wish to share their time with me and work with me this land given to me by my grandfather are truly aware that the environment around us and the emotions within us are invaluable wealth.
I run a small farm in the south of Italy, the place is an archeological site, Telesia , city of Sanniti first and Romans after...there are many sites to be visited around and the village is very close, small and cute. The train station is in the nearest village Telese-Cerreto and it's easy to plan a trip to Benevento, Caserta or Naples. I live alone, I have a son 22 years old that lives in London. I speak english and a bit of spanish. The farm produces many vegetables, fruits, wine, flour and I make, weekly, bread. I have chickens and hens. We work usually in the garden: weeding, watering and planting vegetables and we prune our fruits plants and make wood. The house has been built from my grandfather and needs some work now and then. We usually work together in the house keeping it clean. We harvest our product and time by time we make preserves. In fall we harvest grape and make wine and we harvest olives to make our olive oil. We go to markets to sell our products making extra bread and cooking the day before.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Working in the farm gives special knoledge to independence about selfproducing food in a special environment where everything is produced in organic way with a big rispect for the earth. The soil is fantastic, I make my compost which i use for plants and seeds. Permaculture is the method of cultivation. We will be giving italian lesson if asked and teaching how to make bread, pizza and fresh pasta. I have a nice studio with lots of books in different languages and the house has wifi.
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help needed in the garden and in the house. Every skill is really appreciated but not required. It's fantastic that running a farm does not need more than some day by day work.
This host offers a language exchange
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There are 2 rooms with 4 beds and 1 bathroom in the house only for guests.
What else ...
The area is fantastic....a valley surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, local monuments, ancient ruines, even a Roman Anphiteather and villages may deserve a visit. Ther'is a beautiful national park on a river where to walk . By train or by bus the nearest cities can be easily visited . In Telese ther'is a lac where to swim and a Spa.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Lei ci ha condiviso la sua vita, la sua bella famiglia, i suoi amici, e la sua casa.
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In the fields her help was invaluable and in the house we cleaned up a lot since it rained so much. fortunately the parks and the lake provided a bit of fun in this
The first week we were working in the garden around 5 hours a day during the whole day. My second week was more intense because it was the time of harvesting olives, so it requires to be in the field, but I really enjoyed it and it
He is also very sensitive and kind to the other guests and volunteers with whom he has
Maria Pia's farm focusses on fruit and veg. When I was there in July there were
We have worked a lot in the garden this
Maria Pia is an unbeliavably warm-hearted and lively person, around her there will never be anything even close to boredom ;-) The work is very diverse, (garden work, picking grapes/olives, crafting, wine making, maintenance, cooking...) and we seldomly did the same
develop a relationship with the vegetables in her garden
with the other workawayers
with her and her friends.
Laughter is abundant
as well as talking, listening and growing,
considering important and critical topics, from sustainable food practices, to social justice
art and music, and exchanges of local recipes from
is a sweet and quiet girl and not chatty but knows how to establish deep relationships made of respect and common sense.
She is really interested in what happens at home, to friends and family with whom she quickly establishes an excellent relationship of friendship and affection.
However, she knows many things and
She is very passionate about everything she does and enjoys making a positive and interesting contribution in all aspects.
She started immediately helping and taking initiatives in the many things to do, in the house
In terms of work, everything is well-organized, relaxed and easy to accomplish. As it is rather hot in July we started the day at 8 in the morning and first worked in the garden weeding, then in the shade hoeing or clearing
Maria Pia welcomed me from the very first moment, she is a warm-hearted, open minded and funny person and to her volunteers she is like a mum ;-)
The working day was well structured, the tasks were
Maria is one part fire
One part earth
One part vinegar
And one part sugar
She is a teacher, a mother and a joker
She is a lovely woman, together with her legendary son Maxi they can teach you much about Italy, life and about yourself.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the farm and won’t forget it.
With an open mind and joy to give
For me every day was special and different. She is like these, always full of energy, ready and available for you and her friends (like Silvio, excelente
Maria Pia and her son Maxi are very friendly people who made us feel like a part of the family. Her cooking is delicious and
Maria Pia is a wonderfull and amazing host. Her place is not only a place where you learn about gardening and «permaculture» it s also an exchange place. She took us to the waterfalls, exhibitions and a lot
He is good working too and he does everything with precision and attention.
I am already missing him and the calme presence of this