Dear friends, we will be happy to accept you as our helper! For you will be a unique possibility to travel to a beautiful mountain village and live surrounded by art and artists saving your money.
If you are UK, French or Italian citizen and you are under 30 years old, you can participate in the volunteering project supported by European Solidarity Corps in collaboration with Diaconia Valdese. Application form is English: http://stoneovenhouse.com/volunteers/
Otherwise you can apply as a helper right here. The call is open for everybody all the year long.
Let's clarify some details to calibrate our expectations.
It is important that you understand that Stone Oven House is neither a hostel, nor ashram, nor a squat nor a spiritual ecovillage. Here we have different aesthetics and different principles of work and life organization. Neither horizontal equality nor pyramidal hierarchy are practiced here. The house is inhabited by three groups of people: artists, helpers and guests. Each group contributes to the development of the project. Artists fill the house with their art, guests support the residence financially, helpers help with the housework. These are the three big whales that support the little world of our residence.
Regardless of what exactly motivated you to come and what is your material contribution to support the project, if you declare yourself a helper, we will expect your help. Help is a solution to the challenges we face. We cope with these challenges ourselves, but we invite helpers to deal with it because we must work on several other tasks requiring our personal involvement. This means that we will not always work together. In some cases, we will work with you as a team, but more often you will have to cope on your own. However, we are always ready to explain, show and teach you. We will also do our best to make your stay comfortable, tasty and interesting.
So, the duties of helpers include:
- house and territory cleaning
- help in the kitchen
- taking care of plants in the garden
- preparation of firewood for the winter
- assistance in repair and restoration
Perhaps for some reason, you are not ready to do some of these tasks, but you are very good at something else. Tell us about it right away, and we will decide in advance the right duties for you.