Help on our interesting biodynamic farm project in Cupello, Chieti, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Malarazza is a project born in Cupello, Italy.
    Four Italian young guys decided to start a farm on the land of one of them.
    Without anything we started by putting up the fence and we bought some animals. Than we build shelters for the animals and we brought 2 caravans for us.
    We are building this place trying not to buy what we need ( as much as possible ) and to reuse and give a second life to what was considered trash. We do all that in the spirit of sharing and giving back.
    Now we have 10 sheep and 7 goats, 5 chickens and 2 dogs.
    We also grow vegetables and have fruit trees and we are going to grow them using the biodinamic philosophy.
    During summer and Autumn we will collect grapes and olives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    We will offer you all our knowledge regarding animals and vegetables hoping that helpers will to that too.
    We will also share our knowledge regarding biodinamic and other tipe of agricolture.
    We are always looking for new ideas and point of view.
    We speak English, Spanish and of course Italian and we want to learn more

  • Help

    Help

    We will need help with the everyday tasks with the animals in the farm like feeding and take them to graze.
    We usually take the sheep with us and let them graze you will help us keeping an eye on them and carrying water.
    You will help us with milking and cleaning the animals area.
    There will be also work with the garden like pruning, picking up fruit, seeding and similar.
    We usually build on our own everything so every idea and help is needed.
    We are in the process of building a green house and expanding the chicken's area.
    There is no time schedule like a real job, we will decide together what to do and at what time, in any case you won't work for more than 5 hours.
    If you play any instruments don't be shy and take it with you, we like to play music in the evening after work.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We believe that knowing different languages is very important so we want to learn as much as possible

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment we are living in two cozy caravans but we lean on the families living close by ( for example to shower and to do washing machines ).
    We put up a wood gazebo in front of the roulotte where we cook and eat.
    At the caravan camp there's no wifi, no electricity except for a small solar panel and no hot water.
    For winter time there is heating system.
    We have 1 master bed and one single bad to offer and it will be shared with other volunteers.
    You will live with us here at the field close to the animals and close to the garden.
    We will eat together and we will share with you the fruits and vegetables of the field but for any other need regarding food you will have to buy it yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cupello is a small town but is 10 minutes from Vasto which is a much bigger town and on the seaside.
    In 1 hour you can reach the mountains and get lost in those beautiful places.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We do have 2 dogs and other animals and your animal will have to share space with them. So every case will be evaluated time by time.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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