Help restore buildings, manage land and set up new spaces for our eco-campsite. Bosa, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Me (sardinian) and my husband (from north Italy), after 20 years the life in Bologna working as geologists, decided to move back to the warmth of Sardegna to continue our lives here. This was the first place we found (or what we feel is that it found us). In July 2010 we moved with the belly of her third daughter, to live in an old town house of very charming tourist town of Bosa, waiting to move into the farm that is located 4 km from the city in the wild valley of the river Temo. Meanwhile in the house we have created a BendB allowing overcharged us what we need to live.

    We work hard but believe in living life well and enjoying life's simple riches. We are working here to create a Non Profit environmental educational centre. We have already created an organic vegetable garden, planted fruit trees, have welcomed , 5 cows, 5 dogs and 8 cats into our family and are on the verge of completing a house di Bosa. Thanks to all the workaways, friends and family we are making huge strides in restoring the other buildings, managing the land and are planning to set up craft/educational workshop spaces, an outdoor kitchen, a bathroom for camping.

    Why Ecocamping ? 

    ECO: In our farm we love to create what we need, including hot water and cold water with small steps and auito of the sun, the water of the sinks is recycled and diverted the garden and the orchard, we are planning solar cookers, an even more efficient system for hot water, and we are studying how to accumulate the electricity generated. We try as much to recycle and use less plastic possible. We synergic vegetable gardens, and are about to build tree houses.

    NATURE: The farm is located inside a a natural park of Community interest, surrounded by a river that flows in Bosana coast, we are surrounded by fumarolizzate rocks with the presence of numerous minerals and colors, where lurk the griffins, welcoming an incredible variety of bio-diversitiy. The river make it an hot spot for wildlife and most especially in the summer time when will not rain for at least 3 month.

    This place was named after the oldest maps, because it is the holder of a particular energy that for millennia was appreciated and exploited for the purpose of their welfare. The specific energy is determined by the fact that in the place there are thermal waters at 23 degrees dating from 150 meters depth to a constant level of 14 meters. In the place we found different ceramics testifying that populations of millennia of previous years had lived.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Those who work with us will receive the benefits of our project to learn to be an independent human self that feels always loved the nature and life.
    Remember life on the land is very different from the "push button" lifestyle in a city. Everything requires a physical effort, this effort is what we love about living in nature, with nature and connected to nature. For most people this effort is called "hard work", for us it is called "living" and it makes us feel alive. One of the reasons why people live in cities is because basic living requires no effort.
    80% of workaways that visit us are city people, we found that many of them are not used to physical work because they never have had to use their bodies in such a way. Coming here will hopefully reconnect you with the memory locked in your body, passed on from your ancestors who for thousands of years used that effort to keep your family alive. In the meantime they were connected to the natural world in order to survive. If you expect to use no effort during your stay, please visit other hosts in cities.

  • Help

    Help

    We ask a minimum stay of 3 weeks
    The tasks are carried out in a friendly atmosphere for 5 hours a day.
    maximum 5 hours, 5 days per week ( you will need to track your hours)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian and Sardinian, we understand but do not speak Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on the time of the year tents, wooden houses and some rooms in the house are available in winter time, Rooms usually are share by more workaway. We do our best to make it as comfortable as possible for you during your stay.
    In the structures we have everything you need including the bathroom with Swedish technology (compost toilets) and with hot water and electricity. Hot water is not infinite to make more showers must use only the necessary.
    Please bring your own sleepingbag, torch, work gloves and working boots ( hiking boots fine too), shower towel and everything you need to be indipendent and happy, this are essential to overcome trials days. 


    Minimum age 20 years old for workaways with no feedback.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the river valley I fear inside a nature park of European interest, 4 km from Bosa, 6 km from beaches 40 km from Alghero.
    We are located in the river valley I fear inside a nature park of European interest, 4 km from Bosa, 6 km from spiaggee 40 km from Alghero. The [nearest airport to get here is from Alghero or from Olbia or Cagliari. From Cagliari you can get there by train to Macomer and then bus. Olbia is an adventure but we will try to pick you up. Alghero is very simple you arrive by bus.
    Please understand That travel is always an adventure. Sometime things happen and "you" have to accept it, but we try our best to support you in your arrival to us.

    At weekends we often like to explore special places of natural/historical importance around our local area or go to the sea. Many people choose to join us.
    We believe it is important to enjoy life, to live creatively and to be passionate about life so we especially welcome craftspeople, boffins, musicians, artist, positive pirates and everyone who is open to sharing and learning.
    Finally… we love to remember our Workaways so if possible….. please bring a recipe, a song or album and a book to share with us…

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

the party
play area for children and adults
our synergic vegetable garden
our synergic vegetable garden
what we try to be in life
our daughters
the harmony of our animals
our family
farm to 4 kilometers from the town of Bosa in Sardinia
activity
Fire as the spirit of our company, and meeting place



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