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Farmhouse seeking company & restoration help on the southern Alpine slope, Northern Italy

  • Italia
  • 307 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 28 may 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    I am a cultural-hybrid who has been traveling since the beginning. I have a 300 year old stone farmhouse that I have been restoring alone, mostly by hand and sustainably following old vernacular techniques and some new stuff. I would like very much to have company, insight, hands to continue the work and to see my house be the kind of wondrous gathering place I think it can be.

    I'm also interested in anyone who would be interested in helping me with my art/writing archives and/or setting up a social media presence for a unique sustainability program I'm developing.

    PS: My reply rate is not reflective of correspondenceas I tend to migrate communications to more immediate platforms asap. Also, I am juggling an ambitious project on my own so something as basic as a hurting my back, computer difficulties or a family situation (my elderly parents) can impinge directly on my ability to meet your urgency. If you don't hear from me within 3 days: write again. Thks.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I am an artist, teacher, prof of communications, philosophy, activism (and other things)... I study sense and sense-making and am developing various teaching practices including: Social Literacies, Continuum Politics and Situation Design. A lot of the experiences at my house are foreign to those of us who have grown up in urban centers. Living here is an ongoing encounter with one's senses, comforts, limits, presumptions and curiosity.

    Working on my house, I have learned a lot about local and vernacular construction (what was sustainable before 'sustainability') and would love to learn from others about architecture, gardening & permaculture, languages (esp: Spanish, Greek & French), culture, art and activism internationally.

    House is full of books, art, tools, things to make, to improvise and find solutions for.
    Near Asolo, Bassano, Padova, Vicenza and Venice on the southern sloe of the Italian Alps below Cima Grappa.

    I love sharing, teaching and working out how to change the world and my long-term plan is to create a center.

    I am especially interested in meeting people who might be interested in long-term friendships and house-sharing.
    Wishes all...

  • Ayuda


    All kinds of projects to be done, including:
    Basics: cleaning, painting, gardening, sewing, computer help,

    Skilled: electrical, metal work, carpentry, wall plastering with lime, permaculture...

    A lot of projects here require inventive thinking and problem-solving. I try to reuse old pieces and parts to fix things and/or create new uses.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Intermedio
    Greek: Principiante
    Español: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento


    Stone farmhouse about 20 minutes from trains (Bassano) with bus just below house. On the side of the Alps under Cima Grappa. About an hour fifteen NW from Venice, 45-1 hour N of Padova & east of Vicenza.

    House is old (300-500 years) primitive, authentic to its origins, otherwise very comfy. Guestroom with big size bed made of two singles) and attic with multiple bed possibilities, also, a sleep sofa in entrance/office and kitchen/living room.

    Big bathtub (shower parts to install) heated by wood burning water heater, divine but requires some patience and regular wood preparation - daily/weekly maintenance, not a ' help project.'

    Perfect environment for anyone interested in sustainability and vernacular architecture, building, living.

    PS: I dont always have enough time to respond to inquiries...
    if you don't hear from me, send a quick reminder! Thank you.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Asolo, Bassano, Cima/Monte Grappa, Padova, Vicenza (Palladian Villas), Venice...
    Situated on the southern slope of the Italian Alps twenty minutes from Piave river entrance to the Dolomites,
    Hang-gliding/jumping, climbing, trekking, white-water rafting... Easy to get to Croatia as well.

  • 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

    Internet 24/7 Room of one's own

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Entrance a bit narrow but manageable Don't have any specific outdoor electrical outlet but can run heavy duty extension cord

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    A bit tricky, a lot of cats hang out here and most are not accustomed to dogs including my own 3 (unfortunately) Should be discussed case by case. Thanks

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    20 per week per 5 days I am flexible as long as things get done - usually a few days of projects mixed or alternating with time visiting local area

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 642432345534

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