Permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency on the Tuscan Apennines, Italy

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  • Last activity: 25 May 2023



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  • Description


    Hello, this is a new project of permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency on the Tuscan Apennines, in a farm surrounded by woods. The place is very wild and we are working to integrate it with cultivated plants and trees. We gather herbs, plant vegetables, shrubs and trees, work with wood, with food, with water with stones. From September an agroforestry will begin. The place is large and had been abandoned for 30 years and therefore the works are varied. There is a river and a nearby stream. There is also a small artisan chocolate production workshop ☺️

    Ciao, questo è un neo-progetto di permacultura, sostenibilità e autosufficienza sull'appennino toscano, in un podere circondato da boschi.
    Il posto è molto selvatico e stiamo lavorando per integrarlo con le piante e gli alberi coltivati.
    Si raccolgono le erbe, si piantano ortaggi, arbusti e alberi, si lavora col legno, col cibo, con l'acqua con le pietre.
    Da settembre si comincerà a creare un'agroforesta.
    Il posto è grande ed era abbandonato da 30 anni e quindi i lavori sono variegati.
    C'è il fiume e un ruscello vicino.
    C'è anche un piccolo laboratorio di produzione di cioccolato artigianale ☺️

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    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

    Techniques of natural agriculture and permaculture, vegetarian cooking, food self-production, chocolate making, management of a farm.

    Tecniche di agricoltura naturale e permacultura, cucina vegetariana, autoproduzione alimentare, cioccolateria, gestione di un podere.

  • Help


    Agricolture, herbs and food processing, general maintenance

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Personal or shared room, based on the number of helpers present. Possibility of staying in your own tent. Meals are prepared together, the food is vegetarian.

    Stanza personale o condivisa, in base al numero di ospiti presenti.
    Possibilità di stare nella propria tenda.
    I pasti sono preparati insieme, l'alimentazione è vegetariana.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are very beautiful places to see nearby, a medieval tower, rivers, walking and hiking trails. The place can be reached by a dirt road of 2 km from the main road. There is the bus stop that connects Prato. The station is 6 km away, on the Florence-Bologna line

    Ci sono posti molto belli da vedere nelle vicinanze, una rocca medievale, fiumi, passeggiate e sentieri di trekking.
    Il posto è raggiungibile con una strada sterrata di 2 km dalla strada principe. C'è la fermata del bus che collega Prato. La stazione è a 6 km, sulla linea Firenze-Bologna

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 349134673788

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