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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    24/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Third 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

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

  • 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 free 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

    Due to coronavirus, our programs were delayed, so now (September) we still have to make some tasks we were supposed to accomplish in the past months. Anyway, workawayers are welcomed :-)
    We decided to start the building of the first hut with straw bales technique. Help needed in this area.

    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.

    July and August the help will be mainly for harvesting lavender.
    From May we organize in our farm some event and farm appetizer.
    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 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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