Discover agroecology and change your life, with our non-profit in Umbria, Italy

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Italy

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    12/09/2021

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non profit organization for Agroecology and organic agriculture located in the hearth of Umbria.
    Our principles are solidarity, promotion of biodiversity and circular economy.
    Here you will have the chance to discover agroecology through theory and practice, learn how to restore the soil and protect the earth.
    We live in an old house in the province of Perugia, an area of outstanding natural beauty and culture in the center of Italy. It's a country property surrounded by fields, hills and and woodland.
    We are a family of two parents with three kids living in a relaxed, friendly, sociable place to stay.

    The property is secluded, but the area is not particularly remote, and is near to many local places of interest as well as thriving towns and cities. Roma is just over an hour away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    You will have the unique chance to learn about agroecology directly from the source!
    We are part of a network of farmers, craftsman, teachers and nature lovers, here you will get to know interesting people and learn about living in the Italian countryside, our way of life and history.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a long list of projects that we would really like help with. What we do depends on the time of year, which projects appeal most to your interest and skills, and what are the urgent priorities.

    At the moment we need to do some replanting and care of our synergic garden, were we produce food and also host the seeds for our seed Bank. We need as well some help with house maintenance, painting and bio construction. There is lots to do, and its very physical - if you aren't fit, energetic and willing to help outside then this isn't really for you. Practical building and maintenance skills would be particularly welcome, and if you have interest or education in the field of agriculture this could be your chance to boost your career.

    If you have computer, marketing or communication skills, you could also help us in the office to prepare documents, respond to emails or create contents for our website. (Italian required)

    You will take part to our family life and help with the household, cleaning and meal preparation.

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a shared accommodation inside the house or in our camper van. You will share the room with one other volunteer, or if you travel with a friend or partner you will have space for both.

    If you are able to help with food preparation that would be appreciated, but if you prefer to self cater this it may be possible. Please talk to me beforehand about any dietary requirements.

    We love to relax with a drink over a meal but heavy drinking and drug taking will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave immediately if your behavior is offensive or out of control.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are a family who lives with kids, for safety reasons we can only accept volunteers with a review. If you do not have any review yet you could also provide us other references.

    We speak some english, but it would be better if you are able to speak some italian

    The is a lot to do and see in the area, especially if you like nature, art and culture. The historical center of Perugia is definitively worth seeing, and national park of Trasimeno lake is not far.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    there is space for a Campervan, and we also hold one

  • 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: 884564552764