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ATTENTION: In this list you see the hosts that reflect your research and you can get an idea of the hosts present in WWOOF Italia. Their name and contacts are only visible to members. By joining WWOOF Italy and paying the membership fee of € 35 you can get in touch with your chosen farm and organize your trip and your stay with them.

Umbria

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Agritourism and farm where we cultivate organically 60 hectares of land seeded in rotation with cereals, legumes & forage crops in fields which are flanked by 100 hectares of woodland. The various grains are milled on the farm using a stone mill to produce various types of flour. WWOOFers needed to help in the organic garden, to mill cereals, to press sunflower oil, etc. Also to maintain the woodland for visitors, clearing paths, enlarging straw bale huts in the woods, etc. Stays of at least a month, accommodation in room with bathroom (one double room / couple preferred) and meals using mainly farm products. Yoga twice a week, folk dance once. Piano in the dining room. English and French spoken

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20 hectare organic farm/open house in the hills 10 km from Gubbio. Very simple lifestyle, bring sleeping bag, long stays possible upon agreement. We breed Camargue horses and Sardinian donkeys, and keep milk sheep, hens, ducks, cats & dogs. Pasture, woods, olives, vines, vegetable gardens fruit. Work: gardening, clearing pasture, cleaning stables, fencing, harvesting, jam-making, working on firewood. English, Swiss German & French spoken. Big library, piano, active part of the bioregional network (see website: Sentiero Bioregionale) and local barter group.

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Family run farm situated 560m above sea level on Mount Peglia. We produce about a ha of vegetable garden, hay, oil, a little wine for home consumption, soft fruit. Jobs include harvesting and storage of onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes and beans, making tomato sauce and jam, haymaking, harvesting olives for oil and grapes for wine. But in the countryside there are always many chores to do, especially in a wilderness like this! We are just 9 km from Orvieto (5 km is along a dirt road) but as we have 3 children there is always someone who goes into town. We have no TV but we have internet, a good sense of humour is essential!.

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Francesco (1989). I spent 3 years as a wwoofer and in 2016 I moved from the city and acquired some land. It's a 6ha farm, in the hills. There is woodland, 164 olive trees, a small run down vineyard and grasslands full of orchids. At the centre is the country house. After 20 years of neglect i'm renewing things following common sense and environmental principles. I'd like to cut my living cost and raise my life quality, shrink market presence and maybe leave behind something good! I work on olive trees, plant trees, lose time with the veggie garden and recover the land. I plan to build some greenhouses and get poultry, rabbits, bees and maybe sheep. A small part of the house serves as B&B. A very naturalistic approach allows me to manage everything, alone! Wwoofers backup helps me to do more and to work on ecology, fostering the Wild which i believe is common good. I'm planning water managements and ways to mix the wild habitat with the farm habitat. I try to contribute to local networks. I try not to take myself too seriously! I host no more than 2 wwoofers in a room with shared bath. If you are a family we can make some room. We eat, cook and clean together and i'd like to share my free time with you too. In the kitchen we use little meat and we can adapt our diet for vegetarians and allergy sufferers. The town is 3km away, railway station 6km (or 9km). I try to reply to all emails within a week. Tell me about yourself! I'd like if you plan to stay at least 15 days. I live with my two dogs, if you travel with pets we shall see if they get along. Gay friendly.
On our farm we follow the principles of Rudolph Steiner for Biodynamic farming, we also want to use Permaculture, and we are open to natural experiences of all kinds. Not having farming roots we are learning through continuous trial and error and have had many good results but some setbacks. We have 5 ha. of land with olive trees, vineyards, orchards, woods,greenhouses and we have recently planted a chestnut wood. Our area, as well as being in the centre of the beautiful Umbria and one hour by train from the centre of Rome, is full wild herbs. We do not claim to teach Biodynamics but we can transfer our enthusiasm and the theoretical and practical knowledge we have acquired so far; we can share the basic tasks of biodynamic cultivation such as using green manures and the preparation and use of herbal concoctions. Of course, there is something to be done every day; in the fields, in the workshop, kitchen, etc. .. We therefore need your collaboration to help our farm to grow so that it eventually brings us a modest income as well as the satisfaction it gives us of having good quality results whilst respecting the land, its balance and the fauna. We have Wi Fi but sometimes it is not the best, we also have a swimming pool. Accommodation is in a nearby self contained apartment. We are lovers of healthy Italian food and we are willing, in addition to sharing our table, to share our knowledge of simple and tasty cuisine. The model that we want to achieve is to be farmers, craftsmen, artists for a self-sufficiency that is based also on exchange with our neighbours. We speak in addition to Italian, French and English.
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We - Judith, Fabrizio and little Nathan, come from the Alto Adige and Sicily. We traveled, WWOOFed, and recently we have established ourselves in a large stone farmhouse in the woods between Citta della Pieve and Perugia so we now we can host WWOOFers ourselves! We are on a hill 300m above sea level, surrounded by our 2ha of land with olive trees and woods. We have chosen life in contact with nature because it is in tune with our need for freedom and spirituality. We have a simple lifestyle, we are vegetarians and willingly share meals with wwoofers and our guests. We are sensitive to issues related to: education, food, environment and social aspects. We want to care for and improve the earth and at the same time we enjoy life, we like to dance, sing, play music, laugh, play, meditate. We have never before had a farm and all the activities are at the beginning, such as planting a vegetable garden and orchard, building a solar greenhouse, the earth oven and fences, treating the olive trees, clearing the forest and trails, cutting firewood. We are experimenting with different kinds of organic agriculture, harvest herbs and wild fruits and make teas, creams, oils, dried fruit, jams, juices, detergents, etc. We have friends and tourists who stay here, and do all the maintenance work that the place requires. We do not have animals but we have started with two beehives. We have many other projects in mind…. We can accommodate up to 2 wwoofers or a couple with children, initially for up to a week, in a comfortable double room with bathroom and private entrance, or in a tent. Pets allowed in outdoor areas. We prefer to be contacted by mail with a brief description of who you are and why you want to come to us.
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Small farm of about 3 ha surrounded by woods between Orvieto and the lake of Bolsena about 600 m above sea level. The area is particularly rich in biodiversity and is part of an area which has been closed to hunting for forty years. This place is suitable for those who love tranquility, contact with nature and respects her rhythms. The main activities for which help is needed are the following: in the organic vegetable garden with attention to ancient local varieties; we are in the process of creating a synergistic garden. Harvesting fruit and herbs, transplanting trees, pruning etc. Forest maintenance: cleaning and making signs for pathways, collecting firewood and identifying plants at risk of genetic erosion for reproduction by seed, cuttings and transplants. Maintaining the gardens adjacent to the houses (weeding, watering, transplanting, etc.). The farm is actively involved in the protection of animal biodiversity also with the construction of artificial nests, bird feeders and shelters for small wildlife, creating small ponds etc. In this sense it is working on testing a model of low-impact living which is respectful of other life forms. We are happy to host people who do not smoke and are vegetarian. The accommodation provided is in a single room with bathroom (possibly shared by other guests). Medium-long length of stay. Basic English spoken.

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The total lack of water sources was the reason that stimulated the project ” Renewable Energy Park - FoR" (“Parco dell’Energia Rinnovabile - PeR”). We started by renovating a farm that was abandoned in the 50s and it has been a challenge. The goal is to employ clean energy sources and create a place for dissemination of renewable sources. The project is is located in Umbria, in the province of Terni, at a height of 550 above sea level. It is in a protected area and is surrounded by one of the most intact Mediterranean forests including the largest Holm Oak forest in central Italy, with chestnut woods, oak, hornbeam and maple trees. It is also an Environmental Education Centre and they organize educational tours and educational programs on energy sources. ECOTURISMOIl This is the place for people who wish to experience the true eco-tourism amidst the Umbrian woods and to have the opportunity to engage in pleasant walks, also on horseback or invigorating hikes, but also to be able to learn to live in an environmental sustainable way. The centre is equipped with a restaurant in Km. Zero which also serves meals made with food from the farm itself. Everything that is used for cooking here is produced on the farm and is all strictly organic. The farm is inspired by the principles of Permaculture. The natural environment in which the farm is located and the food it provides for the farm's restaurant is the ideal place to sensitize the participants to adopt lifestyles respectful of nature. We decrease consumption and we increase comfort: this is possible.
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We're a family of two adults and two children, living in the mountains on 25 hectares including organic olives, wine/table grapes, extensive fruit orchards, woods, pastures with a cow, dairy goats, sheep, various poultry, cats, dog. We produce our own vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy products, eggs, for a mini-CSA and for trade. We're interested in permaculture and “forest gardening”, green building, edible wild plants, medicinal herbs, local traditions. Projects include improving our strawbale barn, tending a large vegetable garden, running an agriturismo, stonewall construction, increasing and caring for our collections of heritage-variety and rare fruits (we have 350 different varieties of apples!). Possible experiences for WWOOFers include working in the vegetable garden, cutting-stacking firewood, planting trees, repairing fences, helping in the fields, irrigating, spreading manure, animal care, harvesting fruit, helping with the agriturismo or children, weeding (see farm website for details). We prefer hosting people who are strongly motivated to learn about sustainable agriculture. Accommodation in our house (or your tent if you prefer), WiFi (though not always functional), meals mainly vegetarian, and organic when possible. Maximum 6 people, unable to accommodate children. Minimum stay 1 week. English, Italian and Spanish spoken. Contact preferably by e-mail.
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We are an organic farm, a rural guest house (agriturismo) and a cultural association. All our guests say "this place is a paradise!" so we always remember to appreciate this gift we have and share it with travellers. In the past we have lived in the city, with its’ polluted air and a sporadic life-style, but eventually chose to change our situation. My name is T., my husband's A., Coccolino (a sweet mongrol dog) and three cats, We are the permanent inhabitants of this enchanting place, the house is surrounded by the green Umbrian hills, there is an ecologic outdoor swimming pool, a veggy garden and good company. The farm produces Aloe plants and Aloe-based products (creams, toothpaste, juice), seasonal fruits and vegetables. Also we organize workshops of vegetarian and vegan cooking and workshops related to personal growth. We speak only Italian, but our daughters, who stay here most of the summer, speak English and Spanish. Preferably our volunteers would know at least basic level of the Italian. The help needed here varies depending on the season and necessities of the moment: in the garden, watering, planting Aloe, help in the kitchen and with the swimming pool; making jams, creams etc. Accommodations in a room or in the tent, depending on the availability. Meals are vegetarian using traditional South-Italian dishes (very rich and tasty). The town of Umbertide is 7 km away, and there there is a train station for Perugia, Città di Castello....