Stone Oven House is a successful escape attempt from urban life. It is an international residence for artistic practices. The project welcomes artists and all those who are interested in an alternative lifestyle. There is a garden, a big field, waterfalls, interesting guests, artists to assist, wood to chop, wild herbs to collect, new spaces to renovate and many other tasks to do.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?
Since its beginning, Stone Oven House has welcomed volunteers ready to contribute with their sense of help and their skills, in exchange for new and multicultural experiences in the field of practical life and creativity. Alternative economic systems, like the barter and the exchange, are at the base of the project. In fact Stone Oven House wants to give the possibility to those who travel or live without money to join the community.
How many volunteers could you host?
- A couple of volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
from May to October 2020
How many hours of help per day?
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
Here you can learn with us how to live surrounded by nature. If you are accustomed to the city, you will begin to perceive all natural elements in a new way. You will understand water, touch fire, feel stone, hear earth, see wind.
If you do not know how, then you’ll learn how to bake bread, chop firewood, make soap, grow zucchini, heat a stove, clean a fireplace, gather herbs, identify edible mushrooms, roast chestnuts, prepare cement, build walls, make furniture, live without Facebook and turn garbage into something useful.
Volunteer: What do we expect from you
First of all, a sincere desire to work and learn. We really hope that you come to us not only for the opportunity to save money on travel. And actually you’ll get something more than a trivial touristic journey.
We do our best to make your stay comfortable and good and look forward to an honest return on your part. We need helpers and therefore we are waiting for you.
The work is varied. We will build, break, repair, clean, wash, paint, saw, prick, weed, dig, plant, water, collect and not only. Sometimes you have to do something weird. For example, paint the sculptures of chicken paws in pink or layout a giant question mark with wooden boards on the ground.
Most of the work we do outdoors and the schedule may change depending on the weather. On average, the daily work is about five hours, but if we learn today that we work 3 hours, tomorrow, we may have to work 7.
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Private Room
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Private room for a couple
Diet – nutrition information
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter if the candidate has good qualifications.
Volunteers can fully experience the project, meeting new interesting people, participating to workshops and tours (if it is possible), learning new skills and connecting to nature.
English, Italian, Russian.
We are one hour and fifteen minutes from Turin, a city that worthwhile to explore. The city is plenty of museums and interesting spots. Our house is located in the municipality of Rorà, a small village that you can reach walking 15-20 minutes from our house. In Rorà there is an interesting museum about the local culture where you can access to free internet wifi. There are also a small shop and a public library. If you love nature, you can enjoy the surrounding area: there are a lot of pathways around our house. 5 minutes walking from us there is a waterfall with an amazing natural swimming pool where you can have a fresh bath. Every day there is something new to discover around, even for us.
How to get to your site
YOU CAN REACH US taking a direct train from Torino Porta Susa or Torino Lingotto to Pinerolo. From Pinerolo train station you need to take a bus to Luserna San Giovanni (901 – direction Torre Pellice). It is a 20 minutes ride. The bus departs just in front of the ticket office at the Pinerolo train station. We will meet you in Luserna San Giovanni bus stop (if we are available, need to agree in advance), otherwise you can easily hitchhike to our house. Usually most of the people know where we are.
Is there internet access?
No, we don’t have WIFI
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