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Montelaterone
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5 1/2
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 14145
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: April 6, 2017

We live in the hills in a beautiful corner of southern Tuscany about an hour from the coast. Our land had been abandoned for many years before we moved onto it so most of it had become wild and overgrown. The land is mixed with some open field areas, some woods, and a small river running through it.
We live very much outside in our 2 yurts, 2 large tipis and a caravan. We have an outdoor shower with solar heated hot water and a compost toilet. Last year we finished building a roundwood timber framed 'hobbit house' type structure with a green roof but no walls which we use as our kitchen/dining/communal space.
Projects we hope to work on this year include continuing to develop our organic veg garden and mushroom garden, managing the woodland, building various small buildings and structures using green building techniques and materials from our land. The list of jobs is endless.
We are in the early stages of creating what we hope will be a self-sufficient, sustainable, permaculture inspired small-holding.
We ask our volunteers to help us roughly 30 hours per week and also help at meal times. We speak English and are busy learning Italian.

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