Reawake an abandoned dreamlike village in south Italy

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Italy

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    Last activity

    18/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    AT THE MOMENT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

    -> CRAFTSMAN FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (min. 25 Years old)

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    Ciao caro Workawayer :)
    I am Babu (48 - German)

    My idea was 3 Years ago to reawake our nearly abandoned but really dreamlike medieval village in Calabria in the south of Italy and create with some young families an unschooling village.

    During the time we are now 6 Families, one elderly-couple and also 5 Workawayers they settled down here. But we are not living like in a commune and rather try to live in a good neighborhood - according to the motto: everything is possible - nothing is mandatory.

    At the moment i build up 2 ruins, create a new garden and want to start a project in a olive groove - a big treehouse for living - ... a lot to do ... so I need helping hands and sympathizers which would like to help me creating lovely places :)

    tags: building, restoration, vegan, gardening, farming, sun gazing, green building

    (a-cielo-aperto).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - learn how to restore old stone-houses (all trades)
    - learn how to build natural stone walls
    - learn again to play like a child
    - learn Italian and German

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

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


    Life is learning and learning is life!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Italian: 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

    you'll get of course ...
    - your own apartment
    - 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.

  • 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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