OSPITALITÀ RURALE CASALE IL SUGHERO
Minimum stay is 2 weeks (fee 500 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 2 to 16 weeks. Open from October till June.
- Code : AFSAI-14
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 99
Casale Il Sughero, founded in 2005, is a self-sufficient bio-farm dealing with organic agriculture, animal care and wood management. We also organize cultural workshops related to environment and anthropology and more practical/manual workshops to teach how to make, natural bread, natural soap and small handicraft goods. We also organize hiking activities for our local tourists. Our residence is an ancient building, today recovered in bio-architecture. It hosts autochthon cultures , traditional and synergic gardens and a small grazing land for local animals. Moreover, Casale Il Sughero is a rural house and place who welcomes for responsible travelers interested in new places to discover being real protagonists of territories that would like to visit with respect. We choose the name Casale Il Sughero because it hosts the precious cork trees and the cork itself is a metaphor of a Mediterranean porosity between land and area. It is an osmotic membrane which exchanges emotions and knowledge shared between who stays and lives in a place and the traveler who wants to know traditions and culture of the territory. VOLUNTEER TASKS The volunteer will be involved in gardening activities and animal care. Specifically they will be engaged in: 1) agricultural activities (planting, harvesting..) 2) small maintenance rural activities (using traditional techniques and natural materials such as: stone, wood, soil..); 3) looking after animals kept in stalls or while pasturing (goats, dogs, chickens and ducks). 4) taking part and/or supporting local farmers in workshops organized from time to time in the farm (natural bread-making; natural soap-making, goat cheese making ); 5) supporting staff during educational activities with kids. — Volunteers Profile The volunteer should be between 18 and 30 years old. S/he should not have any specific background but s/he is required to have interest in environmental/agricultural issues and animal care. We can host vegetarians and vegans. Basic knowledge of Italian is preferred, but it is not compulsory. Volunteers should enjoy physical outdoor work, rural and community living and be prepared for different weather conditions. Availability We can host from October till June.
PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS The volunteer will live in a private room and will have a private bathroom that eventually will share with other volunteers. He will have his/her meals with other members of the family (a father a mother and a small child).
Vibonati (small village by the sea in Campania Region).
Minimum stay is 2 weeks (fee 500 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 2 to 16 weeks. Open from October till June. — Working hours and days off: We can arrange with the volunteers the best timetable for both us and them depending on the seasons and on the work to do in the field. Usually our guys volunteer for maximum 6 hours per day for 6 days a week. Sundays are free. Language opportunity: In this project it would be possible to arrange a face to face language course of Italian language, by paying an extra fee. Transportation The farm is a bit isolated from big urban centers as it is located in the countryside up on a hill. The farm connected with Vibonati or Sapri cities only by a not very frequent bus. Volunteers usually manage to go Places available: 1 or 2 people that know each other already.