Vida autosuficiente, ayudando con proyectos de agricultura en el sur de Italia rural

  • Italia
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  • Última actividad: 23/01/2023

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2023 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    UPDATE: aside from hosting volunteers when we are living at our villa, we also seek a non smoking, active and physically fit couple to manage our property for us when we have to return to the UK. You should be practical and have experience of a self sufficient lifestyle. You should be keen gardeners and willing to step into our shoes to keep the vegetable plots thriving; the weeds maintained and the general gardening in order. This requires a COUPLE as it is too much work for just one person.

    We have a large plot of land in rural southern Italy and welcome volunteers to help with the gardening and self sufficient life we’ve created for ourselves.

    We are a friendly, married, young at heart couple who have built our own luxury Masseria for our retirement. We are by no means in the slippers brigade and are a lively couple who don't take life too seriously. We chose this part of the world because of our love of real Italian culture. We love our food and grow much of our own produce.

    We have a small rescue dog and hens so you should be avid animal lovers as they are a definite part of our life.

    We are situated in a beautiful location, with the house sitting on its own 9 acre hill with the most amazing 360 degree views across rolling countryside. The nearest city is Matera, which is famous for being the film location for Mel Gibsons Passion of the Christ; Mary’ Magdeleine; Superwoman and the new James Bond movie which is about to launch. Matera became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1993 and is a 15 minute drive away. The old town known as the Sassi is where people have dwelled in caves for 9000 years. It's an amazing place particularly if you enjoy cultural experiences, history and architecture. There are jaw dropping landscapes if you enjoy painting or photography. Matera was European Capital of Culture 2019.

    We enjoy hosting. We see it as a win/win on both sides. You help us with our daily projects so that everything remains in tip top condition: extra pairs of hands are much appreciated. We welcome you into our life - where you will work hard but also have fun and laughter plus plenty of free time. You will be well fed on your work days when we enjoy lunch together after the working hours. Our cooking style is modern, using traditional home grown veggies which we grow and preserve. We prepare healthy meals. Vegetarians are welcome but we are sorry we cannot cater for vegans as we do cook with dairy produce. We prefer hosting COUPLES over the age of 25 but will consider single volunteers if your skills match the tasks we are undertaking. We are both non smokers and do not welcome smokers - sorry!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    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

    We are happy to share how we decided to move from the rat race of stressful professional careers in the UK to an almost self sufficient life in the depths of Italy - La Dolce Vita. We try to be as Eco friendly as possible ..... Collecting and harvesting our own rain water; using solar energy for hot water and growing most of our own fruit and vegetables. We'll teach you as much as you wish to learn and ask that volunteers embrace our eco friendly resources.

    You'll have the opportunity to visit and explore the second oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the world, where people have lived in caves for over 9000 years (and still do!). A rare opportunity not to be missed.

    Having both been professional employers and recruiters we are happy to discuss and give careers advice and guidance if you wish.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We need help with the upkeep of the grounds, gardens, veggie plots and new landscaping around the property. Volunteers should enjoy general gardening; weeding; pruning; garden maintenance. The vegetable plot and fruit orchard requires continuous attention. In Autumn we pick the olives.

    We have some eco-projects underway and there is always painting and oiling of outside furniture; pergolas and barns which has to be done every year. The tasks you’ll help with depends on the time of year and the weather. The list is endless and ever evolving!

    We can host volunteers for short or longer stays if we are in a busy period. Please do check with us what dates are available as we fill up very quickly and can only host one couple at a time.

    HOW TO GET OUR ATTENTION: We get a LOT of requests so thought we would share our side... We like just a few lines about why you would like to share our life having read our profile, what skills you have, what you'd like to learn. Please insert the words LA DOLCE VITA into the title of your message. Writing these things in your covering note shows you've read our profile to here! And please have a photo of just you/both of you, not a group of people at a party.....).

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will be living in a private, self contained, insulated studio with its own outside seating area. This area is totally private so that in your free time you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. There is an outside kitchenette area and basic cooking facilities so that you can prepare food during your free time. There is also a small BBQ provided.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    If you wish to go exploring every afternoon, it’s best you have your own transport. On non work days we are happy to drop you off in Matera so you may discover this beautiful city. Lots of churches, museums and guided tours if you are interested.

    Please note - the local town is not accessible on public transport and is too far to walk. You are of course free to go exploring on your days off but we only go into town once a week.

    On your free days you are responsible for your own food. Bring your own provisions if you need anything in the evenings. There is a fridge in the studio. Bring good working shoes and a happy, enthusiastic approach to get stuck in.

    For arrival arrangements - the closest airport is BARI. The closest bus or train terminal is MATERA. We will gladly pick you up from either the bus or train station in Matera.

    We offer private accommodation; breakfast; snacks and a main lunchtime meal on workdays. This will be served at lunchtime, after helping hours, in keeping with the local way of life. In exchange we require 25-30 hours help per week per person. We are flexible with the hours but usually do 8am to 1pm so as to avoid the afternoon heat. The afternoons and evenings are your free time to explore the local area or simply to relax. On your last day we ask you to thoroughly clean the studio ready for the next guests.

    Ideal applicants should be 25-65 age bracket (active, agile and fit) with a friendly, mature outlook on life who are willing to help out with our various projects.

    This is not suitable for someone looking for a hectic night life! We are in an isolated location (yet only a 15 min drive into the city). It will appeal to anyone who likes gardening, landscaping, painting; art; architecture; meditation.

  • 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

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    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 696956669825

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