Rediscover a rural simple lifestyle with our self sufficient community in San Benedetto In Alpe, Italy




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  • Description


    Hi There!
    Our little community is composed by 9 people ( Tocho 59,Giorgia 30,Francesca 39, Pado 34, Aradia 3, Anna 21, Enes 27, Dhruv, Luca 34 ) is based in the appennino mountains ( 800 mt ) in the wonderful Foreste Casentinesi National Park, our main interest is self sufficiency

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    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

  • Help


    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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    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


    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 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 787977764346