Ciao, I am Davide, I have an old family Trullo (a traditional dry stone house with conical roof) surrounded by a land full of pine trees, that I am bringing back to life, to create a beautiful nature place that will host artistic projects, workshops, dance, concerts... and rent a part of it to tourists.
I works as a theatre actor/director, organizer of Contact Improvisation dance events in Italy, and web developer; I'm also passionate about quality loose leaf teas, so when you are here you can enjoy some tea tasting in nature, is a kind of meditation :)
I'm looking for uncomplicated travelers that would love to spend some days in Puglia countryside helping with some seasonal Trullo maintenance.
Bricolage et projets de construction
The travellers will experience the life in Puglia countryside, and enjoy staying in an old and traditional Trullo immersed into a pine trees wood, learning the traditional maintenance procedures of such characteristic house. They can explore this interesting and naturalistic part of southern Italy as well, full of enchanting small towns and large clean beaches.
I speak English, Italian, Spanish, so language practicing is welcome.
The place is in quite good conditions, I want to refresh it and create a good standard of living, and enjoyment of the nature around. In order to do this, I am looking for volunteers that can help in:
- cleaning the green spaces
- cutting grass
- planting flowers and plants
- small decoration of interior and exterior spaces
- painting the exterior walls and roof of the Trullo (it has to be refreshed every year)
and many other small duties.
I plan to do all this during every spring, creating a nice small group of workawayers (are available until 7 places in different rooms); would be also useful if someone can cook meals for everyone during this period, maybe in turns.
Ideally would be to have handy people, creative and pro-active, a bit artistic, feeling connected with nature, dance or somatic disciplines, yoga... the space is ideal for that :)
I'd love to get help from passionate people, travelers, nature lovers or artists to share the life in the trullo, meals, experiences and beautiful sunny days in southern Italy nature.
The volunteers would work together for 5 days per week, for no more than 4/5 hours a day, with a free schedule; the rest of the day is free. You can enjoy staying in beautiful italian countryside, visit the nearby Martina Franca town, or explore the wider Puglia area, including many free beaches! (we may provide bikes, but own car is recommended to get more far)
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Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
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Guests can sleep in the Trullo, we have 2 extra rooms with 4 single beds or 2 double beds, plus a sofa in the living room. I provide bedding and towels. You are also free to camp on the land between the pine trees if you wish!
The bathroom and kitchen is shared. We also have a big living room with fireplace where you can relax, and hammocks beetwen the trees where you can rest enjoying the nature.
A typical italian breakfast is provided, and lunch (that will be cooked by me or someone from the volunteers). Dinner is self catering, or with sharing of expenses; you can of course also go out for dinner (the nearest town is 2km away, reachable by foot or by bike).
The house is in the wild nature so you can enjoy trees, meadow, birds singing and beautiful sunsets on the rooftop! Sometimes you can meet also a fox and small wild animals that live in our land. There are many nice paths for quiet walks around many Trullos, farms, fields with cows and other domestic animals - our neighbours have horses so it's also beautiful just to watch them :)
The Trullo is located in the countryside of Martina Franca, 2km away from the town center; Martina is a touristic town famous for the traditional Trullo houses (close to Alberobello that maybe you've heard of), and has a beautiful old district all made in white stone. The town is full of restaurants, groceries, mozzarella shops, bakeries, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, any kind of shop. It's possible to reach it on foot, but we may provide bikes as well.
Sometimes we may decide to go together to some special event around, if present, or trips around the area.
Within 30mins distance by car you can reach the closest seaside. Having your car is recommended for maximum independency (parking is possible in the peoperty or nearby); we may arrange, having availability of time, a trip with my car for max 3 people to enjoy seaside together.
I like so much to spend time with international guests (for a few years I've run a big hostel close to Naples) and exchange my knowledge and experience, but availability for shared activities depends of course on the amount of work we will have to do.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
We have a WiFi router through mobile connection with good velocity, but limited to 100gb data per month, so if you want to do your digital work is welcome, but please consider the connection can be inadequate for big data transfers (e.g videos, graphic projects ecc.)
The land surrounding the Trullo doesn't have a fence, so you will have to take care that your pet doesn't run away.
Plus de 2
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week