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Permaculture project Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Live with an Italian family and help us with permaculture tasks!

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Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
10 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We're an Italian family, living in a small stone house in Emilia Romagna region, a place surrounded by forests, mountains and rivers. It is a perfect spot for trekking, climbing, and skiing. We like cooking homemade fresh vegetable, prepare pizza, bread and cake (in our wood oven), also to pick some berries, flowers and mushrooms. We need help, depending on the season, with farming, permaculture gardening, bees and some building tasks.

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  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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19 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

10 Get in touch with nature

10 Meeting locals

9 Developing environmental awareness

9 Meeting international travelers

9 Learning about sustainability

9 Immersing in the local culture



This experience has been very special for me and I am grateful for the time that I got to call this place my home. Beautiful landscapes, loving people and delicious food. I had a lot of fun with the tasks I was given, and I learned a lot during my time here that I will carry with me.
Deep thanks to this family and the other volunteers for creating these precious memories with me!

about 2 months ago

New Zealand


Truely an amazing experience living and working here. I learnt so much and felt very welcomed by everyone there.
I had one of the most interesting months of my life here. I would definetly recomend coming here if you are looking for a truely authentic Italian experience.

2 months ago

Andrea replied




It was my First experience and very deep and special..... I had a huge conection with Nature, the mountains, sky, plants, Animals and people. I learned too much to deal with the differences and respect. The activities were pick up plants and fruits, mushrooms, wood in the Forest, take Care of cats, learn to prepare real food, help with tasks in home and........ The Magic of transformation!!!!!
Thank you so much for open your house for me.... I Will not forget This beautiful moment.

2 months ago

Andrea replied




My time on this farm was nothing short of incredible. I immediately felt welcomed by Andrea, Alessio and the rest of their family. The other volunteers were all super lovely and we got along really well. If you enjoy beautiful landscapes, beautiful food and beautiful people you will love it hear. A three week trip I will not forget. Thank you to my Italian family ❤️ also it’s a great place to learn some Italian if you don’t already know any ;))

3 months ago



Las semanas en Il Germoglio estuvieron increíbles. La Azienda es un lugar mágico, con hermosos paisajes pero más importante con muy buenas personas que nos trataron como parte de la familia. Alle y Andre saben mucho y siempre están dispuestos a enseñar. Aprendí mucho de ellos sobre cultivo, jardinería, hongos, apicultura y la cultura italiana. Conocí lugares maravillosos y comí deliciosa comida italiana hasta no dar más. Gracias chicos por todo lo compartido y su generosidad. Saludos a Belén, Marco y por supuesto a Luisa y la Nona que en los últimas días se ganaron nuestro corazón. A presto!

24 days ago

Andrea replied


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