Join me in my farm-house and eco-sustainable project in Friuli, Italy



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 Estancia mínima:  Una semana o menos

  • Descripción


    My name is Max, from Friuli Venezia-Giulia, an off-the-beaten track region of Italy, strategically located next to the Venice Region, Slovenia and Austria. I live in a countryside house with my two daughters and aim to be respectful of the planet's resources, appreciate the value of food and achieve a condition that is as eco-sustainable as possible.
    My house is surrounded by 12,000 square metres of land, on which 29 ancient mulberry trees grow. In addition, I planted many other fruit trees, including apples, pears, plums, figs, cherries, persimmons, medlars, pomegranates, apricots, hazelnuts, walnuts.
    There is also a vegetable plot of about 400 square metres in which pumpkins grow very well!
    Chickens and rabbits roam freely and the dog Axel looks after them defending them from possible predators. The chickens provide the best eggs in a radius of many miles as, sadly, people keep their chickens locked up.
    On the house, photovoltaic cells are installed for a total power of about 6.6 kWh, feeding a modular Sonnen battery of 7.5 kWh. They also power pumps that send water to the thermal collectors so that from April to September the water is completely heated by the sun. In winter the house enjoys under-floor heating provided by three possible sources: a heat pump, a thermo-fireplace, the solar collectors.
    In the garden, three 90-litres compost bins ensure that no organic material is wasted. The resulting compost provides excellent fertilizer for the vegetables and fruit trees. Egg shells are also recycled as fertilizer.
    The washing machine is always operated when the photovoltaic system produces enough electricity, and in the kitchen an induction plate allows to cook using the available electricity. However, daytime cooking is also possible with the outdoor, portable solar cooker!
    The house is located in the heart of Friuli and is surrounded by vineyards. The view of the Alps on clear days is excellent!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    There will be plenty of opportunity for cultural exchange, both at home and in the surrounding Friuli area.
    Guests will have the chance to learn about local cuisine and history, as well as many aspects related to sustainability. As part of his job, Max often gives presentations on sustainability and on the roles of education and science for the implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Ayuda


    At present I am basically alone trying to keep the "eco-sustainable house" project going.
    The help required varies according to the time of year. In winter, preparation of the soil in the vegetable plot takes place, followed by planting in spring. Also in winter, pruning of trees is carried out while the trimming of the hedge can be done more or less at any time of year. Chickens do not require too much attention, apart from water and some grains, as well as an occasional clean of their coop. Wood cutting and piling is a therapeutic activity for any moment. From late spring into the summer, fruit collection and jam making can be a very satisfying and rewarding activity.
    An irrigation project for the fruit trees is very much needed, and is being planned.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A guest room is available, with a double bed, a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom ensuite. While guests will be able to use/cook/eat any of the food in the house for breakfast and lunch, dinners will often be shared with Max.

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    The expectation will be to help for 4-5 hours per day, starting at 9am.

    Please note:
    - smokers cannot be welcomed or accepted;
    - people who eat a plant-based diet will be considered as a priority.

    Also, no cow milk or dairy products are consumed as cattle are known to be a significant contribution to the greenhouse effect. If you must drink cow milk and eat diary, you will need to make an explicit request.

    At times, the host will be away overnight, due to work shifts, which often cannot be known well in advance.

    During their free time, guests can walk in the countryside or visit the Friuli Region. A car may be the easiest option, although public transport may also work well: the house is isolated, but with planning you can get a ride to a bus or train. Lovely cities such as Trieste and Udine are a must, and Grado, Cividale and Pordenone are worth visiting. Finally, at least four castles enrich the Region: Miramare Castle, Duino Castle, San Giusto Castle, Gorizia Castle. Natural places are abundant for hikes on the coast, hills and mountains.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    The house connection is poor. Anyone intending to do serious work online should come with their own connection/network.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Plenty of people have stopped their campers on my land.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 231232955742