Just back from the great Eco-build event at London Excel building. Amazing people and idea’s, spent time with the Italian Chamber of Commerce promoting our idea and getting great response. We also passed by Straw works, and the assosciated companies on the picture. The work they are doing is so inspirational and changing the world little by little until the avalanche starts. Barbara and her team are pioneers and I get the sense this is a life mission for them. After a little stint helping them clear their stuff away we said our goodbyes until next time.
As you enter the property this beautiful little Trullo (A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers.) welcome you. Sleeping under the cone is another experience altogether….dreams are very vivid and healing. Staying cooler in the summer is a priority so these little stone houses are a God send..!!!
So its now 2014…..at NuArc HQ we are busy researching funding and gathering like-minded indivduals and groups for inclusion in our projects. We have had a great article in Funky Raw magazine and people are now asking us about this venture. So back to the research and we will keep you updated. Ciao.
So eventually a few more pictures from our recent visit to Italy!!!!
The first is Stefano and Barbara the wonderful and funny host of the Casa di Paglia course in Roma. Our heartfelt thanks goes to them and the lovely lady who tanslated almost word for word when Stefano was speaking.
Then the beautiful Martina Franca…..such elegance and stunning architecture. You gota see it!!!
Oh and the Pomegranate, fresh and lovely straight from the tree…
This was the most productive visit, planting 15 hazelnut trees, building a wooden frame for the eating grapes and laying the nets for the olive harvest.
It really feels like its coming together now, the land is extremely beautiful and nourishing and lifts the grey of the city right away. To be surrounded by lovely autumnal colours and fragrances really is food for the soul.
Wow, so the seminar was just great. We arrived a little late (true Italian style) and even more tired but ploughed through the afternoon. Learning how to do and not to do building with straw bales. On day 2 the lovely Barbara and Stefano who hosted the course invited us to the front so that we could understand when Stefano was ‘talking Italian, talking Italian’. An amazing woman volunteered to translate for us, she is currently building her own straw bale home near Rome. The people were very inspiring and we had loads of info to work on. So off to the drawing board.