So after recuperating from the trip to Scotland we met with an engineer from Bari, a larger city that is around 1 hour away from the NuArc. A good meal was had and then down to business, Guiseppe and his colleagues from Bari have found this project of interest and and really believe in the whole ethos behind it.
Safe to say he returned to Italy and visited the property for planning and we now have the first draft of plans for the first stages of creating the NuArc Eco-educational and Wellness Centre.
Our first stage will be to renovate the trullo to accommodate the first learner and trainers and for people to experience the true Italian way of life. This will of course come into the budgeting side of the project and so we will very soon launch our first ‘Crowdfunding’ campaign to help raise the capital needed. Alongside this we will endeavour to work with fundraisers to gain the most out of the many EU grants, foundations and philanthropic donations available.
If you or anyone you know has experience in this field please contact us.
We had a recent visit to the amazing place that is The Findhorn Foundation close to Inverness. Walking around I was completely inspired by the different styles and building techniques of the houses there.
The design’s complemented the area and landscape and gave a warm community feel to the place. In the evening a concert was held in the lovely Universal Hall (pictured) which I found out had hot tubs behind it! (not pictured).
There was everything a small village would have, a great shop selling everything from fruit and veg to organic alcohol to mystical products and healthy packed foods. A pizza place, a cafe, venues for singing, eating, and dancing.
I probably wont get back there too soon as it’s a long from Italy but one day I will attempt to stay a bit longer. Thank you Findhorn.
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…