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This is a permacultural and holistic project located in the Italian Alps (Piedmont, Biella Province) with the aim to become an educational and retreat center in order to help people to connect in a deep way with nature and each other.
I (Ellen) have been engaged for many years in working for a sustainable planet, particularly through being active in the Transition Towns Network and at a certain point felt the need to get my hands dirty and walk the path I was preaching. :-)
It is an amazing location, at 1000 m altitude, with forests, creeks and spectacular views. A place with a vibrant energy and very close to wilderness. For us it was love at the first sight! We feel to be the guardians of this place and would like to enhance its beauty even more and create abundance and nourishment (in many senses).
At the moment this dream is nurtured mainly by our family - me, Ellen (52), Lorenzo (53) and our son Jan Daniel (14).
After having renovated the old stone farmhouse in accordance to ecodesign principles in 2013 we moved in 2014. We started to work on soil fertility and planted so far approximately 400 fruit trees and shrubs, herbs, flowers, etc. in order to favor biodiversity end an edible perennial forest. We share our life with our animal friends: 2 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, geese, etc. - who roam freely on the nearly 6 ha property. Quite recently we started to work with water and built several little ponds.
We organize workshops and events and receive guests on a regular basis.
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeMantenimiento generalAyuda en una granjaAyuda en proyectos ecológicosAyuda domésticaCuidado de animalesProyectos artísticosAyuda con ordenadores/InternetEnseñanza
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Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
We love to experiment and look for new challenges, so both for us and visitors there would always be great learning opportunities. We host courses and workshops and this could enhance learning even more. Our library is full of books on permaculture, homesteading, holistic lifestyles, etc. And we have a well established network of friends who passionately are engaged in bringing on positive and sustainable change which is linked to our local Transition Initiative
Proyectos con niños
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
As it is an ambitious project, we need help in many ways. The house is quite big and needs cleaning and maintenance. Our gardens always need some weeding and plant control. And in the appropriate season, we continue to plant trees for the food forest. We get our energy mainly from wood and this means that wood collecting and chopping is on our agenda. We started to renovate a second building on the property, so also some skilled help with masonry and wood working would be highly appreciated. Also looking after the animals is one of the tasks we would like to share with our visitors. Our horses have just been trained and we would love to receive help from experienced horse lovers and/or trainers to work with them further. Beauty is very important for us - and we would love if some artists and decorators could help us to create some artwork and magical places (for meditation, children, etc.). Depending on the season, we also collect plants, fruits, etc. for conserves and oils.
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Workawayers can be hosted in a little cosy room (hand decorated) or in camping facilities (we can provide equipment if necessary) during the times we have some groups for workshops, and use all the common area facilities (kitchen, common room, bathroom, etc.). We normally have breakfast around 7, lunch around 1pm, dinner around 8pm. We eat mainly vegetarian meals.
We would love if workawayers would get passionate and engaged in this dream and make it theirs. So personal initiative is very appreciated. Of course, we need to get things done as well, but we prefer to build our relationship on mutual trust and commitment rather than working hours. For us it is important that this becomes a fullfilling experience for everybody. The location and surrounding area is simply beautiful, so we recommend to explore it hiking. Public transport gets you approximately 5 km from our place. We drive to the town of Biella several times a week and are happy to arrange for lifts.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
We have a good wifi connection but it's not in the main building but at a 5 min walk. The space is not always heated in winter.
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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They made me feel at home from the begining until the end of my three-week stay.
Their place is wonderful. We can feel that every living being, animal or plant, loves to be here. The view on the valley is stunning!
On mornings, I worked mainly on gardening tasks (reshaping pounds, collecting wood, planting
I was able to meet another workaway, which was very good! The home and the surroundings are beautiful. Very zen, peaceful, quiet, surrounded by large areas of nature. Animals everywhere... Amazing!
After working in the morning for various things outside and feeding the
Let me start by describing the location and place itself and how it was of such good help for me personally. The house is surrounded by nature, and you can even feel the moment you're so into the woods when driving from the
I could learn (or try) my italian, and know wonderfull people. The place and the food are amazing, and the peace of the nature is unique.
Infinitamente agradecido, me han ayudado a continuar con esta hermosa ruta del conocimiento infinito de mi ser. See you soon :)
Love and good energy Mauro suc
They were simply the warmest hosts ever and we’ve felt very welcomed and part of the family right from the start.
Ellen has a big heart and is for sure one of the best cook in all Italy. She made with love and care so many traditional italian dishes and very