Handyman help and spring gardening in Val di Sangro, Italy



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    During coronavirus emergency:

    we could host one guest who really need a place to stay, possibly a handyman / woman. In our valley zero cases were found, so we’ll ask to keep a voluntary self-isolation of 15 days and follow hygienic precautions.

    Right now we need help to free a small storehouse and improve our spring vegetable garden, while from may we’ll start a cultivation of medicinal plants for natural cosmetics production.

    We are Alberto and Jennifer, recently married couple from Italy and Cuba who live in a healthy way, practicing yoga and meditation.
    Jennifer is a sociologist, she performs thai yoga massage and latin american dances; Alberto is a tour guide, ayurvedic nutrition expert and wannabe permaculturer.

    We try to improve every day what we have around us and enjoy the fruits of the earth. We're reclaiming from waste a 1000 sq m area at the edge of an industrial park, with the purpose of cultivating a small laurel forest.

    We're looking for someone strong, not picky, who likes natural food (also wild plants), a wise sapiens who is interested in simple living, yoga, visual art, who wants to make natural products from fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants plus work with handicrafts, carpentry, construction ... creating, repairing, recycling and reusing anything ;)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In short our project is a downshifting laboratory where to learn lot of practical activities, how to take care of oneself, to live with less money and in a more sustainable way.

    We hope that who comes is interested in reducing stress, calming the mind, deepening the spiritual connection, being happy!

  • Help


    To do first:
    ° empty a depot from tools
    ° work in the countryside / carpentry / greenbuilding

    To do:
    ° feel free to express your art and talents
    ° organize and renovate the camper / apartment / area
    ° cook healthy
    ° make natural products from fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants
    ° follow a project on the cpu

    You will help around 25 hours per week - 2 days off, having the opportunity to organize your time alone or in our company to visit historical and amazing natural places around (beach - river - mountain).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    italian, spanish, portuguese, english

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep alone in the camper (max two guests).

    We offer vegetarian / vegan healthy food. We try to avoid industrial products and to buy most of them from organic farmers (during the emergency we have go to grocery store close by).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    How to get here from Pescara, Naples or Rome?
    There are many solutions... tell us your itinerary and we'll help you! Benvenuti :)

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    4/5 hours per day, 5 days per week

amazing natural places around: beach - river - mountain
small vegetable garden
camper, garden, laurel trees
art at home
entrance, mural, vintage cars

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