Help us starting a self-sufficient farm with alpacas and more in Sorano, Tuscany, Italy



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 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana

  • Descrição


    We have met a year ago on the Azores, where we decided that we would be running an Alpaca farm some day. That day came a lot faster than expected :) . We moved to Italy in November 2021 and are still finding our way, making new friends, learning the language and planning for the farm. Our house is large enough to comfortably host 4 people, the land is about 1.7 hectares. We have a greenhouse, fruit trees, olive trees, bamboo, a whole valley which will be the Alpaca home. This summer, we want to start with the project described below. Until then a lot of groundwork needs to be done :)

    Close to our land, about 10 minutes by car, there is a wonderful breath work community where events are organized that you can participate in. These include breath work sessions, yoga, massage, lunches en dinners, full moon gatherings, discussion groups, pizza nights, sharing circles etcetera.

    Thomas is a 31-year-old entrepreneur who comes from the hospitality service. For the past 7 years, he owned a restaurant in a busy, urban spot in the Netherlands, where he trained young people with autism to become more self-supporting.

    Waleria works as a human rights consultant, breath work facilitator and runs a human flourishing project for corporations.

    Thomas will mostly be running the day-to-day operations, since Waleria is still working on her job.

    Our vision is this: we will run a regenerative, permaculture based organic farm with Alpacas and other animals. We will have space for guests and volunteers, and eventually we want to become a spot where young people with autism learn to become more self-sufficient and be in touch with nature. We will be co-hosting bushcrafting-workshops, alpaca-related workshops and crafting workshops. One day, we would like to invite young people with a distance to the job market, to explore and learn on our farm. All the future produce will be for our own consumption.

    We are both fluent in English and our native languages (Dutch, German and Russian). Waleria speaks Spanish and French. We are both practising our Italian, you are very welcome to practice with us!

    IMPORTANT: we are looking to get our Alpacas later on this year. They are not here yet! So far we have a dog, four cats (from the neighbour) and are likely to get chicken soon!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We are in central Tuscany, in a part that is older and less popular then the Tuscany you see in the pretty pictures. Although the land around is beautifull and rural, there aren't as many touristic things to do here as you might expect from Tuscany. The area is rural, full of wildlife, clean air, rivers, olive trees and more. The biggest cultural exchange you will have, will be the one with nature. On the other hand, we are blessed with nearby natural hotsprings, which serve the double function of a meeting spot for locals. We like to hang out there once a week, and meet new people.

  • Ajuda


    Tasks to do in the house when it's rainy are, but are not limited to: painting, refurbishing furniture, cooking, cleaning, crafting.

    Most of the work will be outside though, and will include: forest work, planting seeds, harvesting, trimming grass, construction, maintaining and collecting eggs from chicken, restoring fences, building an alpaca-barn, chopping wood etcetera.

    All the future produce will be for our own consumption.

  • Idiomas

    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Holandês: Fluente
    Russo: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Francês: Intermediário
    Italiano: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    We would love to learn better Italian and in exchange we can teach you some English.

  • Acomodação


    Our volunteers get to stay in the top floor of the house, where we have two rooms and a bathroom with a shower, a basic closet, a desk and heating. We are still working on getting wifi, so for now we have to rely on hotspots on our phone, which work quite well. In summer, you can also decide to put up a hammock and sleep in the forest or near the alpacas, which we highly recommend doing at least once!

    Downstairs we have a living room, Walerias office and a fully equipped kitchen where we can cook our meals.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There is no local transport, so you will either have to rely on us for transportation, or borrow one of our bicycles to go your own way. The closest village with a restaurant is 3 min away by car. A village with shops and the breathwork community is 8 km away (uphill). Recommended is bringing your own means of transport, but if that's not an option, we are happy to discuss this with you.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Our wifi connection relies on 4G, it's usually stable, but in the past months it has happened that the signal wasn't too good for a couple of days. Waleria also works remote.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a spot for a camper van where we provide electricity, water and waste disposal.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We have a dog, there are 4 cats living around the house and of course we will have the Alpacas soon, so your pet will need to be able to deal with all this!

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

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

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 425754567183