Hi! We are Francesca and Sergio with our joyful 4 years old baby.
We have three hectares field 5 km from the town of Farnese (North of Lazio, near Tuscany). A magic and wild place sourrounded by wood with a river at ten minutes of sloping walk.
We are refurbishing there an old building, making the earthen floor, creating the hydric system, etc.
We are open minded, love to learn and connect with ourself, others, nature.
We take care in every aspect of life and that is also why we love to handicraft and product by ourself what we need, as much as possible.
We are off-the-grid, with solar electricity, rainwater collecting system and compost toilet.
When we have time from building work:
Francesca do artisanal works, mainly basketery and sewing.
Sergio do organic extravergine olive oil, beer and vegetables. Before this country life he worked many years as copy editor for a publishing house.
Our doughter goes to school three days a week and in others love to help and cook and play with water and earth and flowers and friends.
We offer home and food for 5 hours of help a day, 5 days a week.
We welcome hosts as part of the family, for duties too, like in turn washing dishes and cooking, and keeping clean their own space.
We are very careful about waste and ecology and we ask for the same attention, that it means for example save water as possible.
We prefer to host people independent, dynamic, strong, able to express themselves, peaceful and possibly... with some sense of humor ;)
How to reach us: at the train stops of Montalto di Castro or Viterbo you can take a bus Cotral to Farnese. Please check timetable in advance.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Visit the beauties of this place, learn some Italian, italian cooking, permaculture basis, olive tree cure, building stuff, knowing us and our friends, learn from children how to live simply, laugh and rest!
Build; create hydric system; dig; harvest olives (October-November); plant trees (October); chop wood and make biochar with shoots (Winter); etc.
Before you leave we also invite ww to leave a creative sign of their passage in the land or in the home <3
We can host:
in our roulotte with bed, dinner area and a basic bathroom, usb recharge system and electricity (2-3 persons max)
in a wooden supertiny house in the wood (1 person max)
in your private camper or tent
or at the town apartment in a little but cozy private room, not very warm in winter (1 person max).
You can take a long walk in the wood, go to the river or visit ancient towns, archeological sites, museums and more...
Better with your own car because we have no time right now to go around and public transportation service is not so efficient here (but still you can move around, even if not everywhere).
This is a straordinary land full of very ancient history and at the same time wild nature. We are sorrounded by woods ("Riserva Naturale Selva del Lamone") with waterfalls and pathwaysto archeological sites (Rofalco, Castro, Vulci); at 15 minutes by car from natural thermal water (and one hour to the best that is for us "Terme di S. Filippo") and beatiful waterfalls (es. Cascata del Salabrone) and lakes (Lago di Bolsena, Lago di Mezzano); 20-30 minutes - always by car - to ancient towns, like Pitigliano, Bolsena and Sorano; 30 minutes from seaside like Argentario and mountains Amiata.
In this area there are also interesting local tiny museums ("Simulabo").
Farnese in itself it's a very small town, but nice and usually welcoming.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You can connect with your own devices and phone company, with tethering as we do. You can work in the roulotte, with our usb recharger. But we prefer people who can also relax from the stress of internet...
This host can provide space for campervans.
We love all kind of animals but we prefer wild ones in the outdoor.
More than two
Max 5 hours/day, 5 days/week
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