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Pescosolido
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 3-4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 3225
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: June 13, 2017

We welcome you to the free summercamp in our Abruzzi National Park. 8th edition. July 31st to August 5th.
Simply to contemplate the beauty of life and nature and meet beautiful people from all over the world.We go hiking, do yoga, cook together, laugh together, dream together, sing together and looking at the stars together.
You are welcome to come as well. Yes, I am talking about you that are reading right now.
Contact me for more information.


Our ecofarm:
Experience community-like environment on small farm nestled in the mountains of Abruzzi National Park, between Rome and Naples. To come to this farm it is like going back in time. You will cook on the fire, no electricity, bamboo-shack shower, compost toilet. Definitely a unique experience.
Ideally we are looking for people who have already experienced camping in the wildness and enjoyed the experience.

This farm has been abandoned for more than 30 years but still has many active fruit trees, including fig, pear, peach, cherry, persimmon, and apple, and also olive trees. The farm is in a beautiful area on the other side of our property, surrounded by woods and a creek. The farm is a little slice of heaven: peaceful, quiet, clean air, and amazing views of the mountains. We want to bring it back to life! This will be a very unique experience for volunteers to live together in a community-like environment, work together towards a common goal, and live very simply. Our other farm is a working farm and farmstay (with guests and volunteers from all over the world) and is about 15 minutes walking distance through the woods.

Volunteers will need to work 2 hours and a half per day in exchange for ACCOMODATION ONLY(right now only camping, if you do not have a tent, you can borrow it from us). WE plan to build tee-pee and abode house where volunteers can live. Volunteers will be responsible for their own meals. We have a wood stove and a wood oven to cook with. We hope that meal time can be a communal experience for the volunteers. Their is a lot of fruit available on the farm from late May to October. There is also the opportunity to grow your own vegetables as we have a large area available for a vegetable garden and we want to start an organic garden here. Volunteers' work will include tending to the fruit trees (fertilizing, pruning, and harvesting), building and caring for our new vegetable garden (including watering, weeding, turning soil, seeding, harvesting), and working towards rehabilitating this space (which could include minor construction projects, cleaning, trail work, etc). Volunteers will also need to spend some time each day (not included in your 2 hours and a half) collecting wood from the surrounding area to cook with.

This is not a place for passive people! We are looking for people who are passionate, active, interested, independent, and who are open to living with and working together with other individuals. We want people who are enthusiastic about this project and about this style of living. We want to create a beautiful community of people living on this amazing piece of land.

WARNING: THIS FARM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE!!!! Please read very carefully!

The farm has NO ELECTRICITY. There is a latrin, and a solar shower (a thick black plastic bag connected to a small shower head that you can fill up in the morning and the water warms if you leave it in the sun). You will need to bring a sleeping bag and a flashlight.

As there is no septic system on the land, ALL SOAP AND OTHER PRODUCTS MUST BE BIODEGRADABLE (and actually say it on the label)!!!! This is very important for the land and for the surrounding watershed and wildlife. All the water and soap we use at the farm is turned directly into the soil, so it is very important that all products used (including shampoo, hand and body soap, dish soap, lotions, toothpaste, etc) are safe for the soil. You can bring this with you or purchase it in the nearby town of Sora.

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