Learn about regenerative agriculture in Abruzzo, Italy




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    Welcome to our project made with love and passion for organic farming and happy dogs! I am Franco, I am 27 years and together with my friend Erika (40) we run a farmhouse in the countryside near Penne (PE). Erika is creating an amateur Golden Retriever breeding farm, I'm taking care of the work on the land and the maintenance of the property as well as looking after 6 dogs.

    The place we live in is in full nature with a beautiful panorama: the hills of Abruzzo and the highest mountain in the Apennines, the Gran Sasso. As the project was born recently, there is a fresh energy in the air and lots of action well complemented by the peaceful surroundings. We enjoy the fruits of the Earth through a slowfood cuisine using products that come mostly from our garden.
    We have many trees: olive, fig, pomegranate, apple, pear, plum, cherry, vanilla persimmon, goji, walnut, almond, hazelnut, jujube and grapevine.

    We are looking for someone who loves dogs, who wants to live a simple life, to grow internally and to create a bond with nature with the aim of making this piece of land a little paradise :)


    Benvenuti al nostro progetto pieno d'amore, agricoltura organica e cani felici! Sono Franco e ho 27 anni e insieme alla mia amica Erika gestiamo un casolare in campagna vicino a Penne (PE). Erika sta creando un allevamento amatoriale di Golden Retrivier. Io mi occupo dei lavori legati alla terra e alla manutenzione della proprietà oltre che alla cura di 6 cani.

    Il luogo dove viviamo è immerso nella natura, con un bellissimo panorama: le colline abruzzesi e la montagna più alta degli Appennini, il Gran Sasso. C'è una nuova fresca energia nell'aria, il progetto è nato da poco. Cerchiamo di migliorare ogni giorno quello che abbiamo attorno e di gustarci i frutti della terra attraverso una cucina a kmZero i cui prodotti provengono in gran parte dal nostro orto.
    Abbiamo molti alberi: olivo, fico, melograno, melo, pero, prugno, ciliegio, caco vaniglia, bacche di goji, noce, mandorlo, nocciolo, giuggiolo e vite.

    Stiamo cercando qualcuno che ami i cani, che abbia voglia di una vita semplice, di crescere interiormente e di lavorare per un mondo migliore creando, riciclando e coltivando qualsiasi cosa :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    I launched into the world of regenerative agriculture 3 years ago, since then I expanded my knowledge a lot but I am open to learning more and sharing my experience with you.
    Regenerative agriculture is an agricultural system that aims to conserve and restore farmland and its ecosystem. It aims to maintain, improve and restore what has been degraded in the past and to live in a more sustainable way.

    We like to be very kind, fair and honest people and we look for the same.
    We would like to receive the volunteer as a family member!

  • Help


    ° help in the countryside / carpentry / greenbuilding

    ° take care of dogs

    ° cook healthy

    ° digital projects

    ° make natural products from fruits, vegetables and aromatic plants

    ° organize and renovate the apartment / area

    ° feel free to express your art and talents

    You will help around 25 hours per week - 2 days off, having the opportunity to organize your time alone or in our company to visit historical and amazing natural places around (beach - river - mountain).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    ° the farmhouse has been recently renovated and is comfortable and functional

    ° you will have a single room, hot water and wi-fi

    ° best if you bring your own sleeping bag!

    ° we usually eat all together, but sometimes you will cook and eat on your own

    ° we offer vegetarian / vegan ingredients from our garden, trying to avoid industrial food

    ° in addition to our own production, we buy fruit and vegetables from organic farmers nearby

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Penne is a nice historical little town only 20 minutes far from Abruzzo mountains and Adriatic sea. I can tell you how to get to beautiful places around or we could go by car together during free time :)

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

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

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