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We are a couple of trip designers based on the outskirts of Lecce-Puglia, running an Eco BikeLodge and an experiential tour company. Our house is immersed in a very lush garden and an acre of olive groves. We grow our own organic fruit and vegetables and make our own olive oil.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about the local life and culture, including making olive oil from our olive grove and preserves, while helping us with basic gardening, and minor house maintenance... and our BeesResort project. You will be able to master the local recipes and cuisine, with a chance to also travel around the region with us. We have a separate room with a bathroom for Workawayers and offer the possibility to use our swimming pool and bikes.
We are born and bred between Sicily, Napoli, and Veneto.
When are not cycling, cooking, hunting for fine wine, or making our own extra virgin olive oil, listening to souljazzfunknova, we are probably bikepacking across Vietnam.
We like cats, drumming, biking, bubbles, cooking, Satie, 𝓮𝓵𝓽𝓸𝓹𝓸, Bossa & nova, Salsa and pasta, Pizza, Crash, Squarepusher, Julie hill, Modular, 𝕄𝕖𝕩𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕥𝕦𝕥𝕖𝕠𝕗𝕤𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕤, 𝕕𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕪𝕘𝕣𝕠𝕠𝕧𝕖, 🄴🅇🄾🅃🄸🄲🄰, PieroUmiliani, 𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒 𝚠𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗, Alexisrael, Uğur Gallenkuş, Authecre, PinoDaniele, Burri, Armand Pierre Fernandez, Ostrowski. Altın Gün, Kurup-NuGuinea-NapoliCentrale.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This stay is ideal for all those who want to explore Puglia lifestyle, culture and countryside. Your help will be compensated with the countless benefits of living in a natural, clean and green environment, combined with the opportunity to travel along with us, to join us for bike rides and nature walks, socializing with people from all over the world, improving your Italian, learning how to cultivate an organic vegetable garden, how to make olive oil, and how to cook local recipes and preserves.
You will help with a range of activities around the house and garden, based on our priority list. Activities might go from minor house maintenance and decoration (small painting) to basic gardening, help with our website (for those with some WP knowledge) and volunteering with the development of our NO PROFIT project of building a "BeesResort" to guarantee biodiversity and achieve sustainable developments safeguarding Bees and other pollinating insects indispensable for biodiversity. The gardening will basically consist of a weeds control routine, cutting the grass, watering plants, planting & harvesting our organic vegetable garden, clearing the land, taking care of our organic olive grove and fruit orchard. In the season you can learn how to make Salsa and preserves, from our garden and orchards, babysitting plants and pets we might have including ducks and chickens contributing to the maintenance of the ChickenHotel, basically, the house of our pets which aren't for business but just for the eggs, the fun and to contribute to the organic run of the orchard and veg garden.
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Our house is immersed in an acre of olive groves and typical fruits of Salento, located on the outskirts of Lecce at just 10min drive from the city center or 25min cycling. We have a room for Workawayers with an independent entrance, bathroom, and fridge.
We provide 3 meals a day or the ingredients that can be used to prepare your own meals. We provide standard meals and ingredients. NB. All those with any "special dietary restrictions" and/or allergies intolerances such as celiac, vegans etc.. must source their own ingredients at their own expense and prepare their own meals.
In your spare time, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy Lecce and explore the region. There are Caribbean beaches at only a few km from the house. If we cannot drive you to Lecce there is bus or you can cycle into town. We travel a lot across Puglia and you can take advantage of our travelling around to explore the region, or you can use our bikes to explore the surrounding countryside and go wherever your legs can take you. We have a lush garden and a beautiful swimming pool to relax in the spare time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes we have wifi and digital nomads and welcomed
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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