Help on a farm with a wonderful landscape and a vision of efficient self-sustainability in Emilia–Romagna, Italy

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  • Última actividad: 20 may 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    The farm was established in 2011 with a vision of efficient self-sustainability. We are located in the Trebbia Valley, which Ernest Hemingway described as 'the most beautiful valley in the world.' We host events, produce lavender and its derivatives (primarily essential oil), and provide boarding for horses. A few years ago, we also started a permaculture project. Our approach is always eco-friendly, making the most of the resources available on the farm.

    This year marks our tenth anniversary of hosting volunteers.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
  • 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

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    Our farm is situated atop a hill, 600 meters above sea level, offering a breathtaking landscape. The nearest village, with shops and bars, is 9 km away, and there is no public transport service connecting our farm to the village. During their free time, helpers can explore the surrounding mountains or walk down to the river for a swim.

    To ensure a genuine help exchange experience, we kindly request that helpers commit to a minimum stay of TWO WEEKS.

    The common language spoken among helpers and hosts on the farm is English.

  • Ayuda


    In 2024, we plan to build a new house—an eco-friendly structure made of wood and straw bales. Currently, we cannot provide a detailed plan or construction timeline, but we aim for the following schedule:

    - June: Demolition of the old stone house. We will salvage materials such as stone and wood.
    - July - August: An external company will construct the foundation and the wooden frame up to the roof. Meanwhile, we will collect and store straw bales for later use.
    - Late August: Self-construction of the house will commence. Throughout autumn, tasks will include installing straw bales in the external walls, building internal walls, and applying external lime coating and internal clay coating. Additional help will involve installing plumbing, electrical systems, doors, windows, flooring, and completing other finishing touches. We plan to organize self-construction courses once we have a clearer idea of the timeline.

    In addition to house construction, here are the regular tasks for the upcoming seasons:

    - Spring: Maintenance of fences and paddocks, and general repairs. Grass cutting and the construction of a new watering system for the garden are also planned. Gardening activities will continue as usual.
    - Autumn: Maintenance and firewood collection in preparation for winter, along with various construction projects.

    Due to the construction, we will only harvest a small portion of our lavender field this year.

    We always welcome artists and musicians.

    Please note that this year, we do not have riding horses available.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


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    Accommodation for helpers consists of a room with two (or more) beds, equipped with a fire stove for the colder months.

    Helpers typically dine with the hosts, who primarily prepare Italian cuisine. While our diet is mostly vegetarian, we are not strictly vegetarian; however, vegetarians have never encountered issues with our meals. We appreciate a degree of flexibility. Helpers are always encouraged to cook and share their own traditional dishes, which is greatly appreciated.

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    Nearest airport: Milan
    Nearest train station: Piacenza

    From Piacenza, there are buses to Travo village, which takes about 45 minutes. I will pick up workawayers from Travo by car.

  • 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

    We have a 30m/bits WiFi internet connection.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is one place for a camper/van.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 489712531744

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