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Hi there,

We are looking for a small property with land in Northern Italy where we hope to set up a small eco campsite (yurts, teepees, tents). We are struggling to find information on the rules with this kind of thing ... and we can't seem to find anyone else doing anything similar ie: smallholding / sustainable living / eco campsite etc... and are wondering WHY?!

If anyone knows of any info or blogs that might be of interest to us, please get in touch!

Family Smudge

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Most of the camping is fairly basic low cost. You'll need to check what the land is zoned for. If the land is zoned for farm land you'll likely not be allowed to turn it into a campsite.

OTOH I think you mean something more like an agriturisomo. If so different regions have different rules IIRC they have min land sizes (5 acres? More?) but the exact rules will vary with the regional government.

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Most of the camping is fairly basic low cost. You'll need to check what the land is zoned for. If the land is zoned for farm land you'll likely not be allowed to turn it into a campsite.

OTOH I think you mean something more like an agriturisomo. If so different regions have different rules IIRC they have min land sizes (5 acres? More?) but the exact rules will vary with the regional government.
Hi there NickZ, thanks for this info - very helpful. We will look further into it regarding region - you have given us some leads so thank you

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Hi there NickZ, thanks for this info - very helpful. We will look further into it regarding region - you have given us some leads so thank you
Are yo looking for opening up an eco camp or do you want only to find one as tourists ?

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Are yo looking for opening up an eco camp or do you want only to find one as tourists ?
Hi Rabarbaro,

We are interested in opening an eco campsite... if you have any info about this kind of thing in Italy - let us know!

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We have a property in Western Liguria in Northern Italy. There is a village near the town of Ventimiglia which is designed for eco- living. Here is the website Torri Superiore - Ecovillage and holiday accommodation in Liguria, Italy[/url]
I hope this helps. On another note we know of some rural properties for sale with land. If you are interested in this area just let me know
Gillian
Hi Jo-ann, i did send you a private message (i think?!) but haven't heard back... would be interested to hear of any rural properties you know of ...<snip>

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i've found a lot information through WWOOF, and organization that helps organic farmers get matched with volunteers. they have an extensive internet search system. wwoofers in italy should know about your particular situation.

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Hi there,

We are looking for a small property with land in Northern Italy where we hope to set up a small eco campsite (yurts, teepees, tents). We are struggling to find information on the rules with this kind of thing ... and we can't seem to find anyone else doing anything similar ie: smallholding / sustainable living / eco campsite etc... and are wondering WHY?!

If anyone knows of any info or blogs that might be of interest to us, please get in touch!

Family Smudge

I have been contacting people in the Casentino Valley in the Arezzo province in Toscana. There is a contact there working on an eco village of sorts and I will give you his address here. [email protected] His name is Hans. He is busy and sometimes you might have to send him a 2nd request. Just tell him that a friend of Giovanni's gave his email to you as a point of contact. He is going through all the paperwork version now for his type of eco village.

Hopefully this will help some!
Ciao, Charlotte

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Hi there.
This thread is very interesting to me. I've looked into yurt living-or an eco.self build in Italy- we currently live in a 450 yr old mud house in France with spring water on tap! I would never want to go back to anything less eco friendly...

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Hi there,

We are looking for a small property with land in Northern Italy where we hope to set up a small eco campsite (yurts, teepees, tents). We are struggling to find information on the rules with this kind of thing ... and we can't seem to find anyone else doing anything similar ie: smallholding / sustainable living / eco campsite etc... and are wondering WHY?!

If anyone knows of any info or blogs that might be of interest to us, please get in touch!

Family Smudge

Hi

I came across your post on this forum and got really excited! We're looking to do a similar thing in Abruzzo but, like you were, I'm struggling to find any information on the formalities, planning permission, etc needed to set up something like this.

It would be great to hear how your getting along, things you've learnt along the way, etc, and if you can advise in anyway on rules, regulations, planning and so on that would be absolutely fantastic.

Hope its all going well for you

Look forward to hearing from you,

Jaqs

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