Our little community is composed by 8 people ( Tocho 59,Matteo 31,Francesca 39, Pado 34, Aradia 3, Anna 21, Federico 29, Jerry 66) is based in the appennino mountains ( 800 mt ) in the wonderful Foreste Casentinesi National Park, our main interest is self sufficiency
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
with us you can rediscover a rural simple lifestyle, more rooted to the natural cycle, following the plants living and giving crop, learn how donkey and horses can make the hard work lighter, with a collaboration of trust.
How to give time to what you love to do, sorrounded by a wonderfull scenary and a lot of glorious homemade organic food
Our comunity is like a Farmhouse, there is always something to do troughout all the year, since almost everything is produced and processed in loco.
your help could be usefull in many different fields:
basic housework (cooking/preserving food, cleaning, organizing)
gardenwork ( depends from the season )
animal related work ( plowing the fields, firewood transport, stable cleaning)
All of the work in the garden and around the house is either hand made or animal powered, the only thing really needed is patience and good will, we are not a company, we are doing this because we love it!
We also have 2 milking cows many chickens and a donkey that works with us in the hay and wood season
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we can accomodate guests in a shared dorm space, or eventually camping spots outside during the summer months.
our houses are 19th century traditional buildings, to get here it's 1h 30m walk from the closest town (San Benedetto in Alpe FC) we use firewood for heating and cooking, we have electricity but just in the main rooms ( a Flashlight is necessary for nightime ) normally our solar panels provide us with enough power to recharge phones and computers on a daily base.
We share all the meal, our diet is mostly vegetarian, including milk cheese and eggs, rarely meat
a vegetarian or vegan option can always be available, our food is either homegrown or organic
we have a bathroom just for showering or doing laundry (by Hand) hot water is available, but since is wood heated some planning is needed beforehand
WE DO NOT HAVE A TOILET IN THE HOUSE
we do like the good old times, in the forest, a little hole, and a bottle of water
to get to the closest shop (any kind of shop) it's a long journey, because you'll have to walk in town (1h30m)
and then get the bus for 35 minutes to the closest proper market, so if you have any special need remember to bring it with you on the first time.
since we are based in a national park there are many wonderful hikes passing in front of the houses, we are 15 minutes to the acquacheta waterfalls,
The closest international airport is Bologna, after that 1 hour train ride to Forli, just outside the train station on the left there is the main bus square, here you can get the 127 public bus to San Benedetto In Alpe ( 1h more or less )
Once you are in town, you'll have to walk 1h 30m.
the walk is a actual mountain path so a backpack is recommended, is very well signed and easy to follow, usually we plan a meeting along the way.
P.S. nobody ever got lost!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week