Help us renew our cultural center in the Sardinian countryside, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Our cultural center focused on experimentation and artistic production that rises up in the southern Sardinian countryside. The project was born in 2012 with the idea of creating a shared place of contamination between different creative personalities; a reference point for the community and a driving force for languages and expressions that range between art, design, music, cuisine and sustainable agriculture.

    The activities are developed within three abandoned warehouses owned by C.I.O - a local farm that has been operating in the poultry sector for forty years. The main objective of the project is to redevelop the territory in which is immersed: 16 hectares of pure countryside where the landscape overlooks the plains and hills, cultivated fields and short waterways.

    It is aimed at a varied and heterogeneous public united by the need and desire of taking part to social and cultural experiences in a natural environment. During its five years of activity, from 2012 to 2017, the center has organized many different initiatives, in collaboration with institutions like local public bodies, cultural associations, private companies, collectives, artists, artisans and designers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The greatest strenght of our placeis the cozy, convivial and enthusiastic atmosphere, characterized by a great desire to get involved and to face new challenges. The ability to discuss and solve problems working as a team are the elements that distinguish our reality and that have led us so far, giving a substantial boost to the project. Each guest will have the opportunity to get in touch both with an international network and at the same time with the culture of the place, in close contact with natural elements and local custom. It will also be possible to visit the most important and representative places of the local tradition to discover its identity and enjoy the beauty of the coasts and the hinterland.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The warehouses, following a period of inactivity, need some structural renovation before their re-opening, that is expected to be in March 2020. Hence, we are looking for eclectic and creative people ready to take new challenges and experience and to share common spaces. We are specifically looking for help in the following fields:

    - Maintenance of the green areas: the main work will be to set up, fix and maintain the green areas, the trees, the fields and the farm garden. The guests will be asked to take care of planting, pruning, cultivate and dispose of the waste. A basic knowledge of the main cultivation techniques and the correct use of the specific equipment and machinery would be a plus.

    - Restoration of the indoor areas: this task consists in the clearance, the rearrangement and the design of the three warehouses. Especially we will need to differentiate and dispose of the previously deposited material, to paint the walls and subsequently, to reorganize and clean the spaces. Once the areas will be restored and rearranged, we will focus on the final design of the art space, the agritourism and the co-working area.

    - Building and staging: finally, we need help in building objects, structures, furniture, equipment, both for the indoor and outdoor areas. We already dispose of locally crafted furniture therefore we aim at increasing the handicraft production, possibly recycling the waste materials. For this reason we require good manual skills, thinking outside the box, creativity and eagerness to learn. It will also be possible, for those who want to try out creative planning, to create works to be installed in space as a testimony of the experience carried out.

    The candidate can apply for one or more tasks, depending on one’s skills and preferences. We require 4 hours shifts for 5 days a week, to agree based on one’s needs and preferences. The minimum length of the stay is one week up to the maximum of one month.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We offer food and lodging for the entire period of stay in a house near the workplace. The residence has two bedrooms so articulated: one double, available for one person or for a couple, and a triple / quadruple room to share with the other guests, two bathrooms complete with all services, an equipped kitchen and a common area where you can relax, or work on your projects. The house also has a wifi connection that can be used by all guests and a large garden, strong point of the house, which overlooks the panorama of Ussana and the surrounding countryside. Breakfast and a meal between lunch or dinner are guaranteed, based on individual preferences; in any case, all the agri-food products grown locally will be made available to all the guests.

    Our place is three kilometers away from the nearest residential areas - Ussana and Monastir - both reachable by foot in about 15 minutes. In any case, all the necessary movements will be guaranteed by the team members, available for any need of the guests. Furthermore, we speak Italian, English and Spanish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is located in the municipality of Ussana, a center of 4000 inhabitants in the province of Cagliari, in southern Sardinia. The municipality together with three neighboring centers constitute the Parteolla territory. The area is characterized by a great variety of landscapes and the town is located on a wide plain surrounded by some hills, including Mount Zara, Mount Agutzu and Mount Assorgia. The economy is mainly based on agriculture and pastoralism, with widespread production of cheeses, oils and wines. We recommend to visit the church of San Sebastiano Martire and the numerous archaeological finds around the area.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day

Host ref number: 464956583316