Straw bale house and permaculture farming near Venice - Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a gay couple living in Pramaggiore (VE) vineyard countryside. Patrick (34) and I (Stefano 57) have a small property that we handle according to the Permaculture principles. We built a straw bales building with clay and lime plaster.
    I teach Permaculture, organic farming, straw bale building, clay and lime plastering and floors.
    I love cooking and I will be the one who prepare meals daily.
    Patrick is an Archaeologist works as librarian, teaches computer technology and Paleontology for children at the local museum.
    We have ten chickens, five geese, three cats, one dog and a pet rabbit.
    This year we have not made the vegetable garden because we are busy with other task. We need a lot of help for the external part of the property, but inside as well.
    For technical and bureaucratic reasons, we cannot give the possibility to the volunteers to establish the residence with us (in order to apply for Italian citizenship). Please do not ask us to transfer your residence to our farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being that we are quite busy with our jobs, we can not spend a lot of time with volunteers: usually Stefano prepares food and eats with volunteers; if requested can spend some time sharing his knowledge on bio-architecture techniques, organic farming and Permaculture. He is quite generous about sharing information on practical things.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in trimming the embankment, mowing garden and food forest, collecting wood.
    In exchange we offer good Italian food, accommodation in our eco-house. We are predisposed to the teaching of bio-architecture techniques, organic farming and Permaculture; we are quite generous about sharing information and knowledge about practical things.
    We need hard working volunteers !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish, italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the volunteers room 2 or 4 beds. Couples can be accommodated in the double room, if you ask for it.
    We are not vegetarian but I am used to prepare ‘alternative’ food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If we don't run courses at home, we work during from Monday to Friday; Saturday and Sunday are free. We therefore ask volunteers to arrive on Monday and leaving either on the last Friday evening or Sunday evening. If we need help for the courses we will ask volunteers to move the free days during the week.
    We live in the vineyard area about 2km far from the bus stop. In about one hour you can reach Venice, Treviso or Trieste. Three beautiful towns. If we have spare time we can go together and see some historical site nearby.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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