Help our family pick olives, prune trees and learn how to preserve food in Calabria, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a humble family from Calabria region, with a few pieces of land with more than 200 olive trees, many orange and mandarine trees, walnuts, figs, and pomegranate trees; few chickens and a smaller area with several type of vegetables and beans.
    The valley in front of the house, almost buildings-free, faces the sea (20 mins driving distance away).
    When the time of the year comes dad and grampa need to pick all the olives, to make mainly olive oil, but we also like making some jars with seadless pressed olives preserved in oil and different local spicies.
    We also male red wine in September and It should be soon ready to taste :)
    We will proudly feed you with our amazing tasty food :)
    I NEED HELP TO RESTORE AN OLD STONE OVEN AND THE STONE WALL NEXT TO IT.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am very passionate about hethy living and eating. I practice and teach yoga, breathing exercises and meditation.
    Of course you will learn a lot about olive trees and olives, how to transform olives into olive oil, and how's the life of a real south Italian farmer :)
    You can also be introduced to everyday gardening: organic vegetable, beans, roots and also flowers. And, last but not least, you will learn about organic wine production, and how to enjoy it with a good meal.
    This experience will definetly enrich you in many ways: powerful connection to nature and getting your food straight from the soil or picking it from the tree, just to mention a few...
    So be prepapered for beatiful adventure, full of daily mouth orgasms :-D That's the natural consequence of eating REAL FOOD.

  • Help

    Help

    HELP NEEDED AT THE MOMENT: RESTORING AN OLD STONE OVEN AND THE STONE WALL NEXT TO IT
    Experience is required
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    DURING OLIVE SEASON IN NOVEMBER:
    The help required is simple: getting the olives down the trees (or picking them from the ground), and take them to the oil mill...
    Big nets should be accomodated on the ground sorrounding the trees, the branches shaked with a special machine but also using normal long sticks, and the olives are to be collected inside 15-20kg sacks, then each sack carried and loaded on the car.
    It is a tiring job, rewarding, but very tiring, especially if not used to work in the field... That is why we usually take a day rest every 4 days of work.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, spanish and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 1 or 2 spare rooms to offer, in the nice fully equipped apartment, with sea view.
    Bathrooms and common areas are shared.
    Food and drinks are obviously included: breakfast, lunch and dinner :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very close to the coast, but also to one of the most beautiful mountain of the region: Sila piccola.
    My friendly family will be happy to taking you around whenever possible :)

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

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