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Oria - Brindisi
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2 or 1 family
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 29812
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: July 26, 2017

We are a family of 4: Mattia and Francesca, with Olga (born in 2009) and Nemo (2013). We moved in Oria (BR) in November of 2013 with plans to set up a farming/educational activity based on the design in permaculture, and on sustainability and ecology. At the end of 2016 we established the farm with the dream of finding a balance with Mother Earth and to produce food that provides wellness and health to people and at the same time does not subtract fertility to the soil. We are founding members of the association "Nautilus - Permaculture and Sustainability" that works to promote a culture that respects the cycles of nature, through workshops, courses and events. We have hosted volunteers since 2015. The activities of the next two years (2017 and 2018) will be: the start of the vegetable gardens and orchards, the construction of farm structures as much as possible self-built with natural materials, animal care, manufacturing bio-fertilizers and compost, harvesting and processing produce. As much as possible, we eat vegetarian, organic and self-produced food; sometimes meat or fish. The accommodation is in a caravan, tent or yurt or traditional stone cottage, depending on availability and season. The kitchen and bathroom are shared. We love people who are enthusiastic, curious and communicative, and enjoy being with children. Our project is in the starting phase and requires a lot of energy: it's important to have a lot of motivation and desire to learn. We live more or less 5 km from Oria, the nearest town. We have bikes available to explore the area. If possible, we can give you a lift when we go to town or to other places. We ask volunteers to stay for a minimum period of 1 month.

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