Come and join us in our eco-village and agricultural project in the Langhe hills, north west of Italy.

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an ecovillage project founded by a group of 6 people in the Langhe hills, Unesco heritage, Piedmont, north west of Italy. we are 4 families, so our 6 kids live with us (some of them are homeschoolers, some others go to the school in the closest village) and usually 2/3 volunteers live with us from different networks.

    We have restored an abandoned farmhouse and another house, the agricoltural house, with bioarchitecture techniques and we have an agricoltural byodinamic project of 8 ha: a garden, cereals, an orchard and a wooden forest.
    We organise small events or courses to spread the knowledge on how to become a small scale byodinamic farmer, on how to build a raw clay oven and on how to cook local and traditional products, we also organize cultural events!
    We deliver our products in the towns close to us: so one activity of the volunteers is also helping to prepare flour/pasta/beans packages.

    we love animals: we have cats, dogs, 2 sheep and some hens.
    we live close to two villages (Cherasco and La Morra) and the two houses are connected with a trail in the woods.
    Moreover some other people are coming soon to live with us and in the village we are trying to develop a tailoring lab and a yoga room.

    You have to know that some of us are working also outside (as teachers, employees in a big association - Slow Food- and in other jobs).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    they can learn ecological building techniques, agroecology and biodynamic techniques. Italian and natural cooking. Italian language.

  • Help

    Help

    A volunteer who is coming can help in:
    - working at the houses we are restoring, with local and natural materials
    - helping us with the farmland, we are cultivating in a natural way different type of vegetables and fruits and helping us with animals, baking bread
    - helping us in organizing fundraising events/cultural events
    - helping us with the general activities in the house
    - helping us with kids

  • Languages

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

    Accommodation

    There are two houses: volunteers are usually accomodated in shared rooms and shared bathroom.
    Tent in the summer in the countryside if you want to have an independent accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Available transport: Bra is the nearest station. We can come and pick you up.
    The house is situated in the countryside but we all have a car and the volunteer can discover hills (famous Langhe, Unesco Heritage) and villages by bike.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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