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Lecco
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.2
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 29835
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: September 12, 2019

Hi travellers! chestnuts harvest is caming!

I'm Samuel and I'm looking for a realiable and trusted person right now!!

In first i'm an artist , I use to paint and do sculpturing. That's why this place is not only a farm but also my studio.

I'm running a small eco and organic farm on a hill (780 mt on the sea level) close to the lake of Lecco.
In a way of sustainable life I make grow vegetables and wildberries (strawberries&blueberries) following Permaculture philosophy.
This land is full of chestnuts trees, and in september the harvest time come.I feel really lucky because I found a place in wich I can live in peace with world trying respecting everybody and every culture. We always learn and take suggestions from all the people we host.
The area where I live and work is surrounded by forests and mountains and is perfect for trekking, downhill, gliding, climbing, or just relaxing in the nature and chill.
Im vegetarians and I love to cook (not only traditional italian courses) We also really love nature and animals, I have a dog (Basquiat), two cats (Keira and Drugo) and 19 hens (Cocots).

I can offer you a bed (at the first floor of the house) and healthy food in exchange for 5/6 hours pro day of your help in the farm (five days working and two days off).
I only share the cost of Wi-FI, of course only if you are going to use it, hoping not to host people who prefer laptop then the nature.
Usually the job is outside in the land and it could be digging, collecting woods, fixing wood steps, harvesting, planting, or inside the house if the weather gets worse.
Basquiat will be with you only if we both are busy, but it happens rarely, and all he needs is just food, water and some attentions :)
Sometimes the day could be busy, but we always find time to chill and see other places around (We could be a good guides about north Italy and arts).
There is no limits for stay, it depends by our connection...
Don't worry! If you need other informations just write us!
Its easy to reach the house by train from Milano (50 km), Lecco (15km) or Bergamo(20km)... Como is 40 min by bus...
Once arrived at CALOLZIOCORTE station, on the train line to Lecco, you can catch the bus from behind the station till San Marco's church (there are just few during the day) or I can pick you up there.

What else?
a bit more about ItalFarm here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgVLskqRgs0
write us!
peace!

Sem

reviews (24)
Helper: Ruta Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Lithuania Date: June 24, 2019
I spent 6 days in Sam's house in April 2019. I remember him as a kind and wel... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Maleney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 3, 2019
I stayed 2 weeks with Sam in May. I miss Basquiat very much, and the views do... view complete review

Helper: Dániel Ürmös Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: July 17, 2018
I stayed in Sem's house for 10 days in the end of June, and it was a very nic... view complete review

Helper: Andres Clavier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: May 6, 2018
I stayed with Sam for 10 days and I had a very good time. I helped them to ge... view complete review

Helper: Tomás Arce Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: March 11, 2018
Samanta and Samuel where my first HelpX hosts and boy, was I up to a great fi... view complete review

Helper: Ramiro Garcia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: October 15, 2017
I spent 2 lovely weeks with Sammy and Sam and enjoyed every second of it. How... view complete review

Helper: Gaëlle Schermann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 17, 2017
I stayed for two weeks with Sam and Sammy at the beginning of September, and ... view complete review

Helper: Zach Wuttke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 8, 2017
I stayed with Sam and Sammy for a wonderful week. The food was excellent and ... view complete review

Helper: Lauren and Nicholas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 4, 2017
Sam and Sammy were great hosts and an awesome introduction to farming for us.... view complete review

Helper: Luke and Claire Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 12, 2017
We stayed with Sam and Sammy on their beautiful land for about a month. It wa... view complete review

Helper: Serena Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 27, 2017
I stayed with Samanta for 6 days in February while Sam was working outside of... view complete review

Helper: Katsiaryna and Konstantin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belarus Date: January 25, 2017
Hi guys! We still miss (the first month at our home was particularly hard, ev... view complete review

Helper: Andrew and Amelia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 28, 2016
When we set out from Australia we were not sure whether we wanted to do our h... view complete review

Helper: Ludmilla Perrot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 20, 2016
Hey guys ! Thanks a lot for the nice experience we had with you. We stayed o... view complete review

Helper: Zhenia and Sasha Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: March 25, 2016
Forgotten! Would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Basquiat for digging th... view complete review

Helper: Zhenia and Sasha Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: March 25, 2016
We were with Sammy two weeks. Although such a little time together- we love ... view complete review

Helper: Nikolaj Larsen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: July 13, 2015
Me and my friend Frederik stayed 6 days at Sam and Samantha's eco-farm in San... view complete review

Helper: Leila Folland Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 5, 2015
What a wonderful experience! 5 days in a little slice of heaven is the way I ... view complete review

Helper: Katie Johnstone Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 25, 2015
I stayed here for 15 days in June 2015. The first thing I noticed on arriving... view complete review

Helper: Carlos marras Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: March 27, 2015
I expend realy nice time in Sam's place. We work a lot, but was a good and fu... view complete review

Helper: Lukasz Konkel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: December 26, 2014
I stayed at Sam's house for five days and I can say that it was very pleasant... view complete review

Helper: Luke Dennison Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 13, 2014
I stayed with Sam for two weeks. The good: Beautiful area for hiking, nice ... view complete review

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Helper: Erika Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 6, 2014
I enjoyed a two week stay at Sem's house, the lovely food he cooked, the alpi... view complete review

Helper: Renata Milne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 3, 2014
I stayed with Sam for only 5 days but it was a pleasant stay and nice to see ... view complete review

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