Help with a sustainable housing restoration in Nardó, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I am an architectural engineer, embarking on my own project of sustainable housing in the deep south of Puglia Salento region. Work started in September and is expected to last 1-2 years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Ecological/experimental and traditional building techniques, I am also a licenced architectural engineer. Deep contact to nature. I would like to also attempt farming using with local vegetation. There is also an original functioning pizza oven, for which we will organize collective pizza activities.

    More pictures of all work carried out so far can be asked for on demand. Presence of pets is also allowed and encouraged.


  • Help


    The scope of the help needed is to build a sustainable housing/hostel complex. The future use of this structure will be to host backpackers from around the world, offering an economically viable solution within an authentic rustic landscape, portraying a preserved example of building techniques pertaining to a pre-petroleum peasants' animal farm.

    Participants will be granted food, sleeping accommodations, and will be asked to work two days and will be free on the third day to enjoy the wilderness, the seaside, and the coastal towns.

    Musical, artistic and nature-friendly interests are greatly appreciated.

    Presently I need the following skills:

    - building/woodworking
    - farming
    - social networking,
    - general cleaning/cooking.

  • Languages

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

    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


    Tents/rooms with mattresses. Everything is very much in the making, but my parent's house is nearby so there is always place.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I would be able to pick travellers up at Lecce train station by car. The seaside location nearby "porto selvaggio" has won many awards as natural reserve. Nature sports like biking and scuba diving are encouraged.

  • 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

    Hotspot with ok connection!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 hours/day, with a day off every third day max 25 hours a week

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Host ref number: 352344179187