Help us build with natural materials at Monte Sorbo, Italy



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  • Description


    We're Mara and Fabrizio and we live at 800 meters above sea level, in an unspoiled, isolated and wild area with a fantastic view over the sea and the mounts.
    We built our cob house at the top of Monte Sorbo, which is off grid, and we aim at achieving self sufficiency in every aspect of our lifestyle.

  • 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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can offer our knowledge of:
    - building with natural materials
    - foraging for edible wild plants
    - living off-grid

  • Help


    This year your help is going to be needed to complete our cob house and other small structures with natural materials.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We can host you just in summer in a tent: we can provide our old one or you can choose to bring your own.
    We have mattresses and bedding to make it really comfortable to sleep in the wild.

    Since we are off-grid, we use rain water collected with lot of care, so we kindly ask you to use our soap, toothpaste, detergents, etc. that are safe for the environment.
    The shower is at the open air and we use a compost-toilet close to the house.
    The electricity is powered by 5 solar panels which are enough for the basic working tools, washing machine and few other appliances.
    We're not vegetarians, but our diet basically is.

    If you are not frightened of an off-grid rustic experience, we hope to meet you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in an isolated area: the closest villages are San Buono and Liscia at 10 minute drive (1 hour walk) and there are very few daily buses driving to the city of Vasto and to the sea side.
    The Majella mountain and the National Parks are at about an hour drive.

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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

    Nature is all around us and you can easily find a place where to park your van and enjoy the beauty of living your own space while travelling.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 739128545641