Hi, my name is Roberta. I live in a small village, Scansano, situated in Maremma (Tuscany, Italy) and I am the president of an association that aims at promoting ecological and social sustainability. With the association, we are developing a project in permaculture in a plot of land (5 ha) near Scansano.
Travellers can learn about permaculture's and synergistic gardening's principles and practices as well as about traditional building techniques and rudimentary principles for building wood structures.
We need help in natural weeding;
olive grove cleaning;
food forest maintenance.
At the moment we are involved in the construction of a geodetic dome. Although we have successfully built the foundations in super adobe and brought the dome on site, we still need somebody to help us panelling the dome. Thus, from March onwards we would really need somebody who is an experienced carpenter or somebody who has experience with wood. We are happy to give a small contribution, the amount of which needs to be negotiated. Check out the dome's pics on our workaway's profile.
At the moment we can accommodate one person only, as we have only one guest bedroom in our home. However during spring and summer periods we can accommodate more people as we have space in our land to set up camping tents and we can also provide one small caravan, suitable for 2 people.
We live 30 minutes from the coast and 1 hour from the nearest mountain (2000 mt). Nearby, there are the beautiful hot springs of Saturnia and many Etruscan archaeological sites, such as Sorano, Sovana and Pitigliano.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week