Ecovillage project in Morano Calabro, South Italy



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  • Description


    Mi name is Francesco, italian, 55 years old. I was a workawayer too.
    I like to travel, I visited many countries in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia
    I live with cats

    The project is to create the basic conditions for a rural community-ecovillage in Morano Calabro, one of the most beautiful village in south Italy where it is possible to buy cheap, ancient houses made with stones. The help is mainly in renew old houses and maintenance of olive groves, these works are in Morano Calabro and the near village Castrovillari.


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    Dont contact me if you are not realy interested, thank you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Calabria has got strong nature, two beautiful seas and beautiful mountains.

    You can go on the mountain in 30 minutes by car. You can go to the beach in 35 minutes (Sibari)

    You can learn how to fix a century old house reciclyng everything or how to manage an olive grove

    Morano Calabro is one of the most beautiful villages in south Italy at the foot of Mount Pollino. During your free time you can explore the old village or go hiking and trekking.

    You can go biking along the cycle path (Ciclovia Morano-Campotenese) built on the old railway line that passes through Morano

    You can also evaluate the possibility of settling permanently in Morano Calabro

    Food is not included, for this reason I ask only 15 hours each week instead of the normal 25-30. There is a shared kitchen that you can use to cook your own food

  • Help


    Various tasks in an ecovillage project: give new life to old houses in the historic center of the town and work in a centuries-old olive grove

    Help in daily stuff (cook, clean, ordering home, etc)

    The help can be hard (for example wood transport for the stove).

    I inspire my project to the principles of ecology, recycling, reuse, DIY, little use of money, little use of plastic, use of creativity

    I ask 15 hours each week, at least two days off. These 15 hours are real, you will receive a plan when you sign each day the time you work. When you arrive at 15 hours, the rest of the week is free. If we go out of the town for helping, the time for the travel is not included in these 15 hours.

    I am not a smoker. I prefere people that don't smoke, and don't use drugs too.
    Sometimes we can drink a glass of wine togheter but just a glass.

    The minimum stay is a week. If you stay more then a week you are very welcome and the first week is a trial. After the first week, if everything is ok, you can stay all the time you want

    Sometimes I have to stay some days in another village, Vibo Valentia where you can follow me. The tasks in Vibo Valentia are mainly domestic. When I am in Vibo Valentia you have the possibility to visit beautiful beaches as Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Pizzo Calabro (see the pictures on google)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Bed in shared room with two or three beds

    Panorama of the old village available (dont for all the rooms)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest airport is Lamezia Terme (1 hour)

    You can arrive in Morano taking a train to Cosenza and then a bus to Castrovillari. I'll come in Castrovillari to pick up you (please dont arrive during the night)

    By bus you can arrive in Castrovillari-Frascineto or Firmo, Many Flixbus directly to Castrovillari from the main cities in Italy

    From Rome there are busses directly to Morano Calabro

  • 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

    There is a space for campervans and motorhomes near the house

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours each week, at least two days off- no food

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Host ref number: 749954198151