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Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 59868
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Hey I am an Italian student, who the summer work in the biological farm of her parents.
It is a wonderful dispersed place in the near of Piacenza. It is a small village. It is possible to connect with the wild nature and the concept of an abandoned village. The whole is very spectacular and fascinating.
The work regards the fields of lavender and the vegetable garden. Sometimes there are also other works more creative as build tables or other manual activities.

We are a nice company, who like to have international companies, exchange opinions and life experiences, and enjoy a meal together after a satisfying working day.

Especially we are organising a project for two week in August between 14th and the 27th.
Here the description... If you like the idea, please contact us :)

Come, experience and go wild looking for the marrow of life, living, creating and enjoying the nature and the group in a lost village in Italy.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of live, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover, that I had not lived. [...]
I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear [...]
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life [...] “

Thoreau’s thoughts tormented me: I reflected on them, dreamed about them and finally I decided.

I want to try and recreate something similar, to experience the same feelings in Costa di Groppo Ducale, a small village in the hills of Piacenza in Italy, 900 meters above the sea level. The average age of the population is 65 years and there are only 15-20 inhabitants, mostly of the fields are not cultivated and the nature has a wild and powerful expression. The silence reigns above the valley and there is the possibility to reconnect with a primordial lifestyle.
In this dispersed place there is a home which is capable of hosting between 30-35 people, the main idea of this invitation is to open the house for two weeks in August between the 14th and the 27th and to host all those who want to reconnect with the concept of simplicity in life, with nature, with the idea of community, with the simplicity of working in the fields, with the restauration of buildings or being simply creative in a breathtaking landscape, where you have unlimited possibilities to create something new.

What are we going to do?
Every participant is invited to bring his passions and capacities with them. Every day is filled with working in the fields (for example in the vegetable garden or lavender field), with creative activities (repair and decorate an old house or a castle of stones, paint, work the woods and other activities) and discussions on a wide range of topics. Nevertheless, the main goal remains to have fun, make music, live together and discover a new lifestyle, which reflects on the concept of simplicity and community.
In the weekend, there are going to be excursions to the sea or other destinations. At the end of the weeks a small banquet is going to take place, also involving the inhabitants of the hills.

What is Bio Arca di Costa and Why Costa di Groppo Ducale?
Bio Arca di Costa is a biological farm with Lavender fields, Bee hives, vegetable garden and a building, which can host up to 30 gests.
The village was slowly abandoned and the nature became more wild day by day. The idea is to give a second chance and life to such a place and to rediscover the potentials of such location.

Hoping to hear from you soon :)

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