Help us create an artists in residence community in Ostuni, Puglia, Italy



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  • Description


    We bought this property early 2021 and our intention is to make it a place for artists in residence. My wife Jeanette is a ceramic sculpturer and myself (Jan )like to work in marble.
    Our place is near Ostuni, Puglia Italia. It covers 1 hectare of olive trees and fruit trees, some of the olive trees are more than 800 years old. The premiums consist of two buildings: guest-house in an olive mill and a converted stable being our living quarters. Underneath the guest-house there is a cave in which we have our ateliers. The buildings are from 16th century.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    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

    We are located in a National Parc ( Parco Naturale) and we do respect their principles and like to invite workawayers who can contribute to maintaining the landscape according to the strict regulations.
    In our atelier, you have the opportunity to learn the skills of ceramics as well as the basic skill of sculpturing.

  • Help


    During the spring we need gardeners to mow the grass and maintain the fruit and olive trees. we are very keen to maintain the land on a natural way and hope that some expert workaways can give us guidance.

    During the winter we are in need for house-sitters for general maintenance duties. During the art-season we are looking for general assistance in running our project of artist in residence.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Since we have a Masseria in Italy I am determined tp learn Italian

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be in the guest house, we also visualize in the future a treehouse. The guest house is equipped with a kitchen and we anticipate that during house sitting activities this location will be in use. During the art season, we like a close community with food and drinks served in the group. Meals will be served daily.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 3 kilometers from the coast. The beaches of Puglia are famous and the popular holiday destination for Italians. Places like Ostuni are very ancient citadel shape cities, you will find the historical remains of all different occupiers in the past. We have bikes for shopping and pleasure.

  • 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

    I am used to work at home and have internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have ample space for campervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    on the Masseria is our own dog and she welcomes company

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 952453787438