Come and help on a farm with a wonderful landscape with a vision of efficient self-sustainability in Emilia–Romagna, Italy

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    16/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    7/06/2021: due to last minute cancel we welcome one workawayer until the June 30th

    Fourth year on Workaway, though we have a long successful experience hosting helpers.

    The farm was born in 2011 with a vision of efficient self sustainability. A permaculture project was started few years ago. We are located in what Ernest Hemingway called "the most beautiful valley in the world": the Trebbia valley. We produce lavender and derivatives (mainly essential oil). We host horses for customers and have our own for riders and trekkers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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 are on a top of a hill at 600 meters above sea level with a wonderful landscape. The nearest village with shops and bars is far 9km. Helpers during their free time can walk and go up and mountains or down to the river where is possible do swim. Experienced horse riders can ride horses.

    In order to live a real help exchange experience we kindly ask helpers to stay minimum TWO WEEKS.
    We are looking for people who want to stay here two months in July and August!

    Language spoken in the farm among helpers and host: English

  • Help

    Help

    Year 2021 (the season opens on March 15th)
    Special request for July/August: see below

    March to May is the period for the maintenance of horse paddocks and other facilities in order to be prepared for the next season. Gardening, clean woods and collect firewood is also required in that period.
    It is also a period of constructions: a new gazebo with reciprocal roof and a hut into the wood

    From May/June we organize in our farm some event and farm appetizer.

    June 2021: 10th Our anniversary!

    July and August the help will be mainly for harvesting lavender.
    This year we are going to build a straw castle, like the one we did last year as a test (see picture below) but bigger and well done. The castle will host artistic and culinary events from mid July to the end of August.
    We are looking for workawayers WHO WILL STAY HERE FOR TWO MONTHS in order to build a dream team capable to organize and manage events into the castle. So people experienced in hosting events, concerts, serving food or artists are welcome here in July and August.

    September work with lavender, maintenance and firewood collection for the winter.

    We are also going to build from one to three huts (with wood, mud, straw...) in order to develop a glamping in the farm.

    I'm developing an APP for Trekkers. If you are a JAVASCRIPT and REACT-NATIVE expert we can do something nice together.

    Helpers who are experienced riders can train and fit horses in the free time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room with two (or more) beds for helpers is the accommodation. Fire stove for the cold season.

    Usually helpers are eating with hosts which are cooking mainly Italian food. Though we mostly eat vegetarian food we are not vegetarian. Anyway vegetarians never had problems eating with us. We just ask to be a little flexible. When helpers would like to cook their own typical dishes this is always appreciated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearest airport: Milano
    Nearest train station: Piacenza
    From Piacenza there are some Buses for Travo village (45 mins). At Travo I will pick workawayers up with my car.

  • 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

    We have a 30m/bits WiFi internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is one place for a camper

  • 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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