Help at our natural camp in Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence, Italy

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  • Last activity: 14 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are developing some land in total harmony with nature and Natural Laws. It consists of an amazing area of an old forest and olive grove on the hills overlooking Florence and the river (5km to town). Since many years we hold there informal gatherings to learn the traditional songs of Native Americans, perform Earth ceremonies, practice alternative life-styles, host groups for holistic workshops and camps in nature of few days. We apply experimental techniques in balance with nature, trying to not disrupt the wild life and natural ecosystems.
    It is a natural camp where people can live in simplicity and in harmony with the environment.
    There are no permanent residents yet, so occasionally you can enjoy time by yourself.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Travellers will acquire manuality and confidence in their creativity and skills. Will learn techniques for self sufficency. Will deepen aspects for a harmonious practical life-style. Will be able to apply original ideas. Will be able to allign with the natural rythms of the forest to heal. May learn skills on holistic healings, native teachings, art projects, etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We need a couple of motivated, willing, friendly, adventurous, self-sufficent, creative helpers to open trails and clearings, create small patches for experimental gardening, building small natural low-impact structures, create tents areas, archeological project, art sculptures with local natural materials, assist with events, take care of the land, general maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    We offer a spacious and comfortable teepee to live in, or in the tents area if you want to be by yourself. Food will be shared or we'll offer money for personal shopping. The food is mainly cooked on an open fire. We use a compost-toilet to not impact on nature and to save water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The camp is conveniently located about 5 km from Florence near Bagno a Ripoli. There is a bus stop nearby (or you can borrow a bicycle). Florence is full of sightseeings. The country around us is very beautiful for walks, conoeing, etc. Since 1975 I have been studying macrobiotics, shiatsu massage and alternative medicine. I go often to U.S. to deepen my learning about native cultures and wisdom, or invite teachers to share their knowledge. It is about 15 years that with my drumming group we meet weekly to learn traditional native songs from North America to use on ceremonies. I am a craftsperson and a leather master. We expect that the people that come in our circle are respectfull, and that they have a will to improve themselves to help others and the Earth.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 942527183239

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