An unschooling village would like to be born - reawake an abandoned dreamlike village in south Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    AT THE MOMENT WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR:

    -> CRAFTSMAN FOR CONSTRUCTION
    -> GERMAN SPEAKERS WHO TAKE CARE OF OUR CHILDREN AND HELP WITH THE COOKING/HOUSEHOLD

    ALSO FAMILIES WHO WANT TO VISIT US AND CARE FOR THEMSELVES ARE WELCOME.

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    Ciao caro Workawayer :)
    We are Babu (44 - German) a dog, some cats & friends, and a DREAM :)

    The idea is it to reawake our nearly abandoned but really dreamlike medieval village in Calabria in the south of Italy and create with some young families an ECO unschooling village.

    Although we are just at the beginning here (anyway already 3 families and 1 more willing to settle), we got a lot of ideas. There are some ruins we can build up, some nice cheap houses to be rented and also abandoned gardens/olives groves or land from the municipality for using. The potential to create a near-by-nature unschooling-community is almost unlimited ... but also the work ... so we need helping hands and sympathizers which would like to help us creating a place for lucky children :)

    tags: unschooling, homeschooling, worldschooling, Freilerner, Montessori, Célestin Freinet, vegan, permaculture, farming, gardening, sun gazing, green building

    (a-cielo-aperto).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can
    - enjoy the beautiful area, weather, sea, food, people, ...

    or

    - learn Italian and German
    - learn how to restore old stone-houses
    - learn how to build natural stone walls
    - learn again to live in tune with the nature
    - learn again to play like a child

    ... or maybe you will celebrate with us
    - cooking
    - talking
    - swimming
    - sitting at the fire
    - walking
    - ...


    Life is learning and learning is life!

  • Help

    Help

    You can help us to:

    - restauration of old houses and ruins - all trades
    - spend your time with the children on the beach, showing them your perspective of the world, trekking to the waterfall in the mountains, helping finding their answer to their questions,...
    - form places for lucky kids (workshops, creativity rooms, playground, tree houses,...)
    - gardening
    - recultivate abandoned olive groves and gardens
    - terrace construction with natural stones
    - cooking, house keeping, making the shoppings to the weekly market and, generally, handle the day-to-day tasks
    - form places for lucky animals
    - create new ideas for the project or simply beeing a part of the project and stay here for longer :)
    - ...


    In the autumn:
    picking olives and making oil
    picking grapes and making wine in the traditional way by feet-pressing

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    you'll get of course ...
    - your own room or a simple house
    - fresh bio vegan food
    - WiFi
    - sun
    - Ionian sea
    - experiences
    - stillness
    - old-school-Italian-lifestyle
    - ...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During the time when you be fed up from helping, you can enjoy the amazing landscape or beaches near by, visit historical spots in the region, go hiking and visit nice waterfalls or the wildness in the mountains.

    Self made wine, olive oil, olives, dried tomatoes, ... are waiting for you too. And in the autumn you can also make everything by your own :)

    The closest airport is "Lamezia Terme" (Easyjet, Ryanair, ... ).
    You can also come by bus or train and we pick you up.

    Sunny greetings from Calabria :)

  • 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.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept 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

    Max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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