Eco-gardening and straw bale building project in the beautiful south-east of Sardinia, Italy



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  • Description


    Hello everybody,
    this spring, about end of march/april we need people (1-2max) that would like to help us out setting up the summer garden and to build/finish our straw bale cottage house.

    In the garden will be needed to work the soil, put fertilizer, set up the lines and to plant young plants and put seeds; some times it could be a hard job.

    In the house we need to put a floor, put palm leaves to isolate our roof, finish the clay walls, put the sanitary system, install an oven, build stairs and so on... Plenty of things to do!

    Do you have experience in working wood or are you even a plumber and could give us a hand setting up a bathroom?
    We are looking for people that are skilled in manual work and are also interested in helping us out setting up the summer garden. If you are seriously interested in putting your energy to help us and bring some skills to join us effectively we are very happy to welcome you!

    Our accommodation is simple and rural. It's a perfect place if you like to have a quiet time in the nature.
    We'll provide you a simple caravan in our property where we build the house. There's a cold water shower, a fireplace, a roofed kitchen with gas and a compost toilet that needs to be emptied once a week to do compost out of it. At the moment there is no electricity but the power system running by wind is just waiting to be installed. This is gonna be one of the things need to be done.
    The place is very close to the beach and to the port where you can drink a coffee or something else in a bar. The next shops are 5km far away. It would be helpful to have a car.
    Claudio and me, we live very close to that property.

    We will offer you a simple breakfast and lunch and the working times will be 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    We are looking forward to get in contact with you!

    Tanti saluti,
    Claudio & Merle

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    learn about gardening and bee keeping, nature and plants. Get to know sardinian culture and their delicious dishes, learn how to build an eco house, language practice

  • Help


    In spring we will need a lot of help to set up the summer garden: preparing the soil, putting dung and tubes, planting, weeding.

    For the House: shorten wood windows, build wood stairs, install sanitary system, plastering walls with chalk, setting up the roof cover (big palm leaves), install the floor, building a terrace of wood, install wind electricity system and routing lines and pipes. And so on! ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are both very interested in languages, are happy to improve and also to help you to learn!

  • Accommodation


    We offer you a little caravan with sea view and a double bed.
    It's rustic, in the middle of nature and also a little bit romantic, because the sound of the waves will be the first you hear in the morning!

    For now there is a cold shower or bucket shower (heat up water on the stove/fire).
    !Please bring only natural soap and shampoo!
    The compost toilet that needs to be emptied once a week to make compost out of it.
    There is a simple roofed kitchen with gas.
    We will provide food for breakfast and lunch.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off there are lots of beautiful and interesting places to visit: nuraghic ruins, stunning beaches, a mystical castle ruin, sweet little tows and plenty walking paths surrounded by wild nature and fantastic lookouts. Also in our walking distance!
    It's nice to have a little walk around the oldtown of Cagliari or drink a coffe in nearby villages.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are open to that, just talk to us before what exactly you need.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, we do have enough space for your camper!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If they are fine with cats and our two female dogs, we're happy to host your hairy friends.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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