The orchards, woods, river, pool etc make this an ideal place just to be.... kites, buzzards and numerous other birds, cinghiale, foxes, deer, hares, fire flies, lizards etc all help make this a wildlife paradise.
There are great walks, mountains to climb and ski, and sandy beaches an hour away.
No air pollution. No light pollution. No noise pollution.
Although the accommodation is fairly basic, if being outside with wildlife, amazing views and clear night skies perfect for star gazing appeal to you, then you will like my field of dreams as much as I do.
Hi I'm Paul. For over a year and a half now I have been living by myself in a bit of paradise in Abruzzo, Italy, with fantastic views of the Maiella mountains, Palombaro and Casoli. My house is quite secluded but I have neighbours about 400m away and a shop and bar about 1km. As I produce a lot of my own food I usually only go shopping about once every 2 weeks.
I have lived here for almost 5 years but there are still a lot of renovations to be done as I have been concentrating on the land, the orchards, the woods and the river. (Oh, and away sailing my boat) I have been planting trees, hedges and flowers, clearing pathways in the overgrown woods, making a riverside walk, making a potager garden, installing a swimming pool, and even making a small golf course! It is not a commercial farm and at the moment I do not have any animals apart from the wildlife and 2 bee hives. It is a playground.
Before coming here I lived and was based 3 years on Corfu and before that I was sailing the Mediterranean for 3 years.
I try to make the most of every day, smile as much as I can and have fun.
If I hug at least one tree my day is complete.