Update for summer time: we are looking for someone to help us take care of our child for a few hours a day while we work in the country house.
Hello, we are Federica, Domenico and Melo, we are restoring this wild area, left in a state of neglect in the last 70 years and recovered from our group of 8 in the last years. The firsts two volunteers that stopped from us, helped to restart the big project behind this area, and to fortificate the family's group opinions. After this experience we thinked to share this little fort with the people that want to take a break from all the rest. The tower originally from the eighteenth century evolved over time to farm, pilgrimage site, mansion villa and then be disfigured of its beauties by construction companies, speculators and various .. located at only 3km from the city, without connections to the current, the aqueduct and the sewage, it remain a small trasure of history and nature with a post-apocalyptic aspect, peace for mind and
consciousness. We have to thanks friends, relatives, volunteers that helped us to reopen to the public the garden, the house and now, through this platform we begin to share it with you in order to support it and live it a little more each day.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Actually we're trying to rediscover the knowledge and traditions typical of this place and of our ancestors, from the simplicity of thought, to food, to mechanics, to manpower to music, etc. You can rediscover this with us.
However we want it to be an opportunity for you to visit and know, with or without our company, the beauty of the area beyond the farm.
Someone that want to stay with Melo and us, our son, is good accepted. This will help us to focus energy in the farm.
Some (but not all!) Of the tasks we have to do inside the farmhouse:
Stonework all the inner walls
Clean up from rubble
Restore the primary stairs
Make all the environments possible
Restore iron elements
Restore wood windows and doors
ACTUALLY ,we are focusing on the tasks inside the house, such as: floors, walls, stairs, doors, windows etc.
Meanwhile, we are dealing with pruning and gardening, care of spontaneous and organic crops, and optimize the recovery of rainwater
At the moment, we suspended the construction of the bio-lake and the compost toilet.
Outside, (IN THE FUTURE) we would like to build a home on raw land.
General maintenance of: garden, fences, gate, roofs, wells.
Actually is an essential life's experience,you can choose: we can host you in the lounge with single bed; Or you'll have a camping tent to sleep; in the house ther'are shared kitchen, shared balcony, shared bathroom; outside ther'is also a parking area; the farm is at 3km far from the sea and city , but all the structure is in recovery phase, there is no Wi-fi, no electricity, no gas pipelines, no water network. We use: Data connection to navigate on internet, "Stand alone photovoltaic panels" for electricity, rainwater wells to wash, firewood or gas cylinders to cook and warm up and sometimes the earth as a bathroom. The area around the fort is protected by the old walled enclosure and the country road will also be blocked in the evening. We bring spring water for drinking and cooking, food supplies, local fruits and vegetables. You will have also a bike to move around, depending on the time there could be other helpers with you in the same period. In any case we are there to carry on the project, there is so much to do.
We'll show you some beautiful places
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week