Into the wild, following the principles of permaculture in Piedmont, Italy



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  • Description


    we are sara and fabio, born and raised in the city of genoa up to the age of 25. experiences, travel, studies and more make us understand that something in our life does not work. so we decide to change, move to the countryside and resume contact with nature. let's find out that there is a different way of living, we learn new things, we experiment, and we start our research between ancient and new knowledge, the degrowth theory, permaculture, the continuous work on ourselves and the environment that surrounds us bring us to explore new paths. After several years we find ourselves here on a project that embodies our dreams and comes to life through the experiences made so far. Today we are always looking, but many things have changed in our life we ​​live in close contact with nature, in an ancient farmhouse on the border between Liguria and Piedmont, at the gates of the natural park of the marcarolo huts on the Ligurian Apennines.
    We are looking for people who like us find pleasure in a simple life, marked by the rhythms of nature and peasant work.
    The days here are composed of many different jobs, the vegetable garden, the wood, the animals, the progress of the renovation and many other practices that we carry out according to the principles of Permaculture.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We will be happy to share with our guests the knowledge acquired over the years in the field of green building, natural agriculture, self-production and self-sufficiency.
    Fabio has been practicing martial arts since the age of 6 and has taught professionally for many years. He would be happy to share his experience with those interested. Sara is a martial arts student and yoga teacher.
    We both love the area in which we live, an 8000 hectare natural park and we are happy to show those interested in the paths and landscapes of this land.
    Our farmhouse is immersed in the woods reached by four kilometers of dirt road. We are not comfortable in any city center but in case of need we can move quickly reaching the nearest city.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    In our farmhouse we ask for four hours of work in the morning and the rest of the day free, we ask for commitment and seriousness for the hours of work. Our activities include: vegetable garden, green building, farm management (animals, kitchen, garden, etc.).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer hospitality in a double room with private bathroom or tent or camper space. we love cooking . in our farm you can try local cuisine with a lot of vegetarian and vegan choise . we can have breakfast, lunch and dinner togheter.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live in a wild area of piedmont near the ligurian border. an amazing area inside a natural park. The niarest City is ovada,
    the beautiful city of genoa can be easily reached in an hour by train. Milan and Tourin can be reached also by train.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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

Host ref number: 455722383791