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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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
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.
This host offers a language exchange
We believe that knowing different languages is very important so we want to learn as much as possible
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week