Creating a self sufficient reality in Serrastretta, Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Ours is a family-run organic reality. We have 1 hectare of land in Lamezia Terme near the sea, where we have a farm and 3 hectares in the mountains at 1000m above sea level, in Serrastretta where we are starting a food self-sufficiency project. To keep us company there are numerous animals raised free: various cats, dogs, goats, many roosters and hens, ducks, peacocks and of course bees, and wild animals.

    We produce honey, jams and fruit and vegetables according to the organic method, also inspired by permacultura, the biodynamic method. In Serrastretta, in the locality of Condrò, in an uncontaminated land surrounded by immense and dense forests of beech and chestnut trees and numerous sources of spring water (which we use for irrigation) we cultivate:
    - Small fruits: mainly blueberries and strawberries, but also small quantities of raspberries, red and black currants, and josta;
    - Fruits: different varieties of apples and pears and chestnuts;
    - Various vegetables;

    While in Nicastro (Lamezia Terme), not far from the center but still surrounded by greenery and 15 km from the sea, we grow prickly pears, strawberries, olive trees, vegetables and other seasonal fruit. The GAS of the Fratello Sole association is also based here.

    We host people interested in contributing to the realization of our self-sufficiency project here, in Serrastretta.

    We are interested in natural medicine, the production of herbal teas, oleolites, conservation of varieties of ancient seeds (vegetables and more), energy and food self-sufficiency, green building and devoted to a holistic and spiritual vision of nature.

    We speak Italian, English, German.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    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

    Full immersion into the nature

  • Help

    Help

    We are interested in natural medicine, the production of herbal teas, oleolites, conservation of varieties of ancient seeds (vegetables and more), energy and food self-sufficiency, green building and devoted to a holistic and spiritual vision of nature.
    Collect fruits and vegetables.
    Take care of the vegetable garden and animals.
    Making wood and small DIY.

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Four beds.
    Possibility of using your own curtains.
    Shared kitchen and bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby natural points of interest are: Sila National Park, some of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria such as Caminia, Copanello, the Sub Paradise in Zambrone, Tropea, Pizzo (home of the truffle), numerous mountain and Mediterranean paths.
    The Terme di Caronte located right in Lamezia Terme.
    Points of cultural interest: the small and historic villages such as Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Amantea, Angoli nearby, but also Squillace, Roghudi, Mormanno,, stilo, Bova, Pentedattilo for those who want to move.
    Historical points of interest: archaeological excavations of Squillace, Monasterace and Sibari.

    Many points are served by regular buses but it is preferable to have your own vehicle.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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