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

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    01/10/2022

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  • Description

    Description

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

  • 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. There isn't a public service connecting our farm to the main village. Helpers during their free time can walk around our 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.

    Language spoken in the farm among helpers and host: English

  • Help

    Help

    September/October 2022 the main tasks are collecting fire wood and cut it. There are some maintenance works to do.
    There is also the need to empty the old farmhouse because in a while the renew work will finally start. No need to harvest lavender.

    Springtime is the maintenance season: fences, paddocks and everything which needs to be fixed. Gardening.
    July and August the help will be mainly for harvesting lavender.
    We are going to build for the second year the straw bale castle you can see in the picture. The castle will host artistic and culinary events from mid July to the end of August. Artists and musicians are always welcome here.

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

    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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