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We are an Italian family of 5 persons, my father, my mother, my sisters (40 and 25) and me (33). 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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
i like to stay in nature
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week