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This farm is situated 500 m from the centre of the village of Ternengo (population of 300) in the province of Biella in the hills and woods. We are a friendly family and are very open to share the work on the farm with people who are open to living new experiences. We prefer young not Italians to give us a chance to practice speaking other languages and to learn about other cultures.My husband, Maurizio and I, Piera, are both retired and we have two sibling, Enrico born in 1986 and Beatrice, born in 1990. We all speak fluent English, French, German and Spanish. We have several animals (sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, chickens, 2 dogs, 4 cats). We also have a vegetable garden for the family. We need help with daily jobs (feeding the animals, making hay in the summer, weeding, in the garden, chopping wood). We can accommodate WWOOFers all year round, but preferably from March to October. Ternengo is about 8 kms from Biella and served by public bus.
We are restoring and bringing life back to an ancient hamlet (at an altitude of 1400 m) which has been abandoned for several decades. Here, after the recovery of the environment and the renovation of the buildings, we want to start running farm courses focused on getting closer to nature and on the development and improvement of psycho-physical and spiritual health, as well as activities for children and teenagers.This typical mountain environment is connected only by a dirt road and to enjoy peace and serenity in a country which is almost entirely covered in concrete, you can find it only in places such as this. There are three of us working on this project, two more actively involved, A. (born 1951) and S. with her family (husband and two children). We live a few miles from the old hamlet and live there only at certain times of the year. We are currently rejuvenating meadows, fields, pastures, forests of a property which covers an area of about 150 hectares. We have started to replant the crops typical to this area and replant many species of indigenous plants with particular regard to rare species and herbs. We offer basic accommodation in dry stone huts, or tents, but giving you the opportunity to live in the midst of nature, eat and drink healthy food (also for vegetarians), learn to know and use herbs and wild edible fruits of which we are great experts: you must therefore have an interest in these activities and be very adaptable.We can accommodate people from May to September and you can collaborate in any of the above mentioned activities in a friendly atmosphere: we speak English, French, a little German and Spanish.