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Area (ha): 3
Persons: more then 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 87867
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: September 7, 2018

My name is Uba, 33 years old man, born in Palermo. After travelling as a cook for almost 10 years, I had the chance to come back and contribute to this beautiful land, filled by contrast. The project is the result of my search of the last years. It wasn't an academic research, but a personal one focusing on myself and the environment,followed by a design courses in permaculture, regenerative agriculture and biocostruction . I live with dogs and chickens on 3 hectares of land, full of spontaneous plants and olive, citrus and fruit trees. We grow vegetable and step by step we introduce good habits at our life.

We are trying to create an eco-sustainable model, we have already started with the central structure (kitchen and wood-burning boiler, water purification) and now our focus goes to the ground and how to handle it without having to be petroleum-dependent in the long term. The project is inspired by permaculture principles and we feel equally strong about care for people as for the earth. Healthy and tasty food is a medicine. We are situated in a valley between the coast of Cefalu and Madonie Regional Natural Park. A small river runs through the land, making it magically rich in biodiversity . In June 2016, weeks after the start of our project, a big fire hit the north coast of Sicily and also passed through our land. That's how the story started.

At the moment I carry on the project by my self but is due using 'we' because this is a provisional community formed by friends, family, volunteers and all those who give me a hand to grow up this land. In fact, on your arrival, you will find comfort possible thanks to the work of those who have been here before you, having care means giving the opportunity to those who come after you to find better conditions. After two year and a strong fire we can say that we already have good conditions.

You can stay in a tent (bring the sleeping bag , please) or own accomodation but for the winter we have some exception, there is a community kitchen and shared bathroom, compost toilet. Please only bring biodegradable soaps. We offer three vegetarian meal and some snack, our diet is rich but basic, if you need something more you can integrate by your self.

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