Experience a self sustainable lifestyle in Dorzano, Italy



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    Nature has hit us with a sledge hammer and making us analyze our life style
    I am reopening the farm in April 2021 and If you are interested in an new experience , permaculture, with hard manual help an off grid lifestyle.fresh veggies from the orchard chickens and eggs, from the yard.
    no chemicals or fertilizers are used, only fully organic compost which is made by the resident chickens and neighbors cow manure
    When egg laying hens are about 12 months old commercial farms turn them into cat food since they have passed their prime
    I normally buy around a thousand and redistribute throughout the community thus allowing them to live out their lives
    It is amazing to watch their reactions when they first experience the sun on their feathers To see them actually scratching the dirt and eat their first worm
    Keeping them safe is a major obstacle as foxes falcons and many other predators enjoy the free supermarket
    We will also concentrate in planting trees so we can play our part in helping Mother Nature’s lungs We use well water and our own harvested wood for water and ambient heating. for 9 months of the year we also use a wood burning "potage'" for cooking.
    during summer, helpers that wish to de toxify , are welcomed to partake in the juicing diet, using our organically grown veggies.
    ..and if you are serious, you can have your own patch of land, grow your own produce and be
    We are also producing our own fruit wine, vinegar,medicinal herbs and dehydrating or fruit/veggies.
    There are a couple of bicycles that the volunteers are welcomed to use
    Bus stop to Biella and other areas is a ten minutes walk
    An hourly train to Biella Torino or Milan leaves from salussola station, a thirty minutes walk
    Pse NO snowflakes. This is no holiday camp.

    hope to hear from you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    there are stunning mountains and lakes close to us.
    oropa is a world known pilgrimage sanctuary that venerates a black virgin mary. it has beautiful trails, cable car to lake mucrone and monte camino. it is only a local bus ride from biella.
    pie di cavallo is an ancient mountain village, worth a visit and also a local bus ride from biella
    lake viverone is a 45 min. walk from the cascina(or you can catch a rare bus)
    salussola train station has mostly an hourly train that connects to biella milano or torino

  • Help


    The main tasks are tending the vegetable/fruit orchard, building maintenance/improvements. general farming chores. collecting wood for cookinging and heating etc.
    there are also walls that need a few murals.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Northern Ndebele: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in accommodation in the farm house. rooms sleep 3

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Dorzano is situated close to the stunning pre alps. 2 local buses will take you skiing in winter, and the train is an easy trip to the coast.

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    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

    25 hrs a week

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