Two years old place in permaculture at Murgie, Puglia, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello whoever you are;
    I'll try all my best to introduce myself, if you contact me please make sure to read everything and talk about what you are looking for your experience as volunteer.

    I tend to spend most of the time in the countryside, mountain or sea on my own (I'm really indipendent) but I still love to meet new heads and hearts. Around me, in Matera (20km) and Altamura (10km) others permaculture projects are launched. We often work together and take care of each other.
    I'm always looking for magic and poetry.

    At my place, on the land, there is no electricity - we work on solar hours and I've put some solar and oil lamp.
    A part from the caravan on the land I also live in my atelier in town where I've got some conforts (hot water, internet, my library).
    Honestly, I often push my limits towards simplicity, slowness (hard to do in agriculture sometimes).
    You should know that I can work a lot one day (if work has to be done) and very little another day where I enjoy the place and not only agriculture.
    Very important to me is communication. I do respect my feelings and needs first of all and I do believe that you do the same so if we respect each other, we will get on well. In this order I'm very into LGBTQ+ studies. So, you're welcome if you feel be part of that somehow.

    About food : [controversial subject] I prefer to say that food is basic and organic. I tend to spend more money for organic and good food. Sometimes there is abundance, some other not. I follow the flow. I eat vegeterian, mostly vegan.
    About the stay : I say you stay one week, and if we both agree you can stay longer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • 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

    That is a new adventure for me in permaculture since 2017.
    I've been planting trees since autumn 2017 according my permaculture design.
    I observed what happended last spring and if you come this spring, we'll enjoy the new changes.
    I contantly study permaculture designs and new way of doing and I'll keep working on it. We will take care of the soil before planting others trees, shrubs and plants and seeds.
    A big help may come for rebuild an ancient dry-stone wall and increase it on the borders.
    (For some others missions, I'm telling you later if you are interested).
    You can learn some permaculture's rules and observe together as it is what I do mostly. I keep studying so we can learn together through books, from people around me, workshops.
    La vie quoi ! :)

  • Help


    Come help me with my "rêve" dream of having an oasis in permaculture. My project is 2 years old almost.
    Main missions are gardening, growing good food, building solar dryer for herbs or fruits; make a proper compost toilet, producing organic fertilizers and maybe a tiny house.
    I also have the idea to build a stage for performances and courses. Everything that helps to get the place as confortable as we can for future guests and for myself.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    From April to November we sleep on the land. You can sleep in one of the two caravan (no electricity and hot water but cosy lamps and candles). I sleep in my camping car.
    If you don’t mind the quiet and remoteness, than you will have a great time living with me a simple daylife.
    I can only suggest this if you are up to wildness and primitiveness. (Solar shower is the caravan or under a tree and compost toilet outside is spartan) We have to build a new one.

    N.B. no hot water, we warm water on the burner if needed.
    If and when we need confort [as internet and books] we can go in town in my atelier.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I prefer to host two people at time as I can be busy with some classes in town or outside. Where possible you can come with me, or you stay at my place. If you are two is cool for all of us.
    I can provide a bicycle.

  • 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

    Any tipe if caravan can be parked. There is not the possibility to charge electricity unfortunatly.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have 2 dogs on the land. It depends if they get on with others pet. Please ask in any case.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 787882192198