Discover the beauty of the area and help us to restore a wild area and farm in Bisceglie, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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
    Laying floors
    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We'll show you some beautiful places

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 613715282469