Category: News

Can I go living in a Tiny House even in Italy?

Many people dream of being able to live in a Tiny House in the middle of nature and choose a sustainable and essential lifestyle. At Autosufficienza you have the opportunity to make your dream come true, at least for a few days, but above all, to experience this new concept of life first hand.
Since 2021 a pitch of our agricamping will host a beautiful wooden house on wheels, approved for the road just like a caravan and equipped with all comforts.
To find out more about our Tiny House click here.

We, outposts of biodiversity

From safeguarding seeds to safeguarding humans, knowledge and ideas: the mission of Autosufficienza

For 300,000 years, human beings have evolved on Earth in self-sufficiency from what nature had to offer, fitting into the natural cycles and ecological balance of the Earth. Men and women were able to build their own shelters from what nature had to offer in their surroundings, to obtain and self-produce the food they needed, to warm themselves with fire, to treat themselves with medicinal herbs, to survive major epidemics and catastrophes.

Natural agriculture can save the world

From the obvious disasters of agribusiness to the extraordinary productivity of people and environmentally friendly little farms

There are hundreds of ways of doing agriculture and many different facets, but generally speaking we can divide agriculture into two broad categories. The first category is industrial agriculture, characterized by a constant research to replace the natural systems that regulate the earth’s cycles with artificial systems that, in theory, should help achieving better results for humans. The second category, which could be defined as natural agriculture, seeks to understand the cycles of the earth more fully in order to imitate and benefit from them. It is an agriculture that requires much more knowledge and manual labour and is oriented towards self-sufficiency and territoriality.

The right tools for market gardens and no-till agriculture

As we know, there are many different ways to do agriculture and cultivate, but not all of them are respectful of nature and biodiversity. On the other hand, there are methods that not only don’t impact the environment negatively, but even promote soil fertility, biodiversity and improve the quality of the entire ecosystem in the face of greater productivity and lower costs. An example is represented by market gardens and no-till agriculture.

What will my region be like in 2025?

A green, flowery and unpolluted Eden where people work less and live better: here’s how to make it happen.

Romagna, September 21st 2025

Dear Friends, this year I decided to spend my usual month of travel in Romagna. Yes, I know, you will wonder why travelling so close from home since I have accustomed you to my tales from Patagonia, New Zealand, Indonesia…
This time I didn’t take any plane to visit this wonderful land, because the change it has experienced in recent years has been extraordinary and has made it the most ideal place in the world to regenerate and deal with a new mentality, which focuses on life.

Centuries-old beech forest: a natural antidepressant

Health and vitality depend on direct contact with nature: it is the biophilia effect

Many computer scientists I met have revealed to me that their secret dream would be to work with the earth or doing something that makes them spend time in close contact with nature. Spending many hours indoors in front of a computer studying codes leads them to alienation. They see in rural life their chance to rebirth, the possibility of a more balanced, fulfilling, and happy existence.
Erich Fromm – a famous psychotherapist and philosopher who lived in the mid-twentieth century – called the irresistible and indispensable attraction of man towards nature “biophilia”.
Something similar also happens to astronauts in space who spend the few free moments they have during the day staring at the Earth due to the natural attraction that the Blue Planet exerts towards them. Their perception, called “The Overview Effect”, is that of staring at a ball full of life.

EUZ…a place out of the ordinary…

“Energie und Umweltzentrum” – Centre for Energy and the Environment – is an independent and self-managed association that has been working on renewable energies, energy and water savings, green building and environmental education since 1981.

Its story begins this way: in order to give a practical realization to these topics, in the 1980s a group of young people engaged in the anti-nuclear movement bought and restructured, through a nationally launched subscription, a former school near Hanover that could function as a model demonstration.

PANTA REI…everything flows…

Panta Rei is a beautiful centre for sustainable development education near Lake Trasimeno.
The centre is open all year and it’s entirely built according to the principles of green building, with natural materials, producing energy from the sun and biomass and using natural materials and Phyto-purification systems for the ecological management of water.