Come and stay in our community and learn how to grow vegetables, more about composting, growing olives and other plants. Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an Italian family of 5 persons, my father, my mother, my sisters (40 and 24) and me (32). We live in Umbria, the green lung of Italy, in an old characteristic country house that 2 centuries ago was a furnace. We have 2 hectares of land around the house with a little vegetable garden, 30 olive's tree, flowers and many beautiful trees. Currently only my father, my young sister and I are living here. We are artisans and we love music
    I grew up here and I'm very fond of my little space and my dream and my goal is to improve the management of outdoor spaces and to introduce eco-sustainable improvements, in addition to trying to start a small eco camping.
    We are starting to plant about thirty hemp plants (January 2019) to use for medical or health purpose.
    In April I will begin to organize the spaces to be dedicated to eco camping and to construct the necessary eco-structures such as an ecological bathroom and an outdoor shower. The intention is to build structures that have the minimum environmental impact, using recycled materials when possible, and reusing the waste product inside our small production system.
    I would like very much to organize courses to build such structures in order to involve friends and the eco friendly community of Umbria.
    In the past we have organized a free course to build a clay oven and another to build a dome.
    In my mind there are other projects that I would like to develop and concretize but it is soon to talk about it.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • 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

    A good community feel and lots of different types of skills to learn including growing vegetables, composting, growing olives and hemp plants and how to cook delicious italian dishes almost vegan and vegetarian but not only.
    Partecipate to eco construction courses.
    Live in a simple, alternative, artist community.
    To know the culture and the environmental and architectural beauties of Umbria.

  • Help

    Help

    I need someone who comes to help in general and who would be part of our small projects, which helps to take care of the garden (vegetable or no vegetable) and the house when necessary.
    Depending on seasonal needs, it will be necessary to prepare the soil, plant vegetables, prune olives, pick olives, cut the lawn, clean up shrubs, etc. in addition to the general daily maintenance of the garden and the house.
    Our garden is small, we do not have so many olive trees so in any case it is never a matter of long and heavy works.
    If the volunteer arrives in the period in which we are building the external structures, I will need his help in the construction.
    Anyone who is more or less expert in eco-construction and was interested in helping me with the design is certainly welcome, even for new future projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I offer accomodation in a confortable tent with bed (under the shade of the olive trees) or in a small roulotte.
    All food is included, generally organic and fresh, and we will share meals. Normally we cook all together for everyone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Explore Umbria with me or alone, taking advantage of the special naturalistic beauty of the region and its historic villages such as Assisi, Perugia or Spello.
    We live on the edge of a small but beautiful forest but at the same time in a strategic position not so far from Perugia ( 10 km) and Assisi (10 Km).
    There are few buses that connect my house to Perugia, Assisi and the nearest train station but we are always available to organize with you for moving around and to help you for going out.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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