Podere Vallescura Off The Grid
A 100% organic farm, completely off the grid offering an independent apartment for real Digital Detox
Podere Vallescura spreads out for over 230 acres in the green hills of Umbria, in the center of Italy. Since no utilities reach our land, all the energy necessary to run the farm and the houses is self produced and self consumed, no telephone poles, no power wires, no aqueduct is present here. Electricity is produced by photovoltaic panels and wind generator, then stored in large batteries to be consumed. Hot water is produced by solar panel and, if the sun is absent by wood heaters. Drinking water comes from a spring on within the property. All of this can give you a true Off-The-Grid experience without contamination of the modern world.
The apartment we have to offer is called TORRETTA
A romantic apartment recently restored according to the most modern “green-building" regulations, in a section of the main colonial house dating back to the 1600’s.
It is the ideal accommodation for 2 people. Independent access, comfortable bathroom, kitchenette, 2 wood stoves for romantic evenings.
A breathtaking view over the Tiber valley, far away from the modern “civilization”, and completely self-sustainable with regards to energy, water, heating.
Plenty of hot water for indoor and outdoor shower coming from solar panels. Complete absence of TV or similar pollution.
Free WiFi, but very rudimental, it is sufficiently fast for reading e-mails, check flights or future destinations, but not enough to stream multimedia contents like movies or similar. After all, you’ll come to Podere Vallescura to “unplug”, not to spend your days on the internet.
Last but not least, we've been lucky enough to be mentioned on the international news TheGuardian: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/apr/27/15-best-off-grid-places-to-stay-in-europe-cabins-cottages-huts-pods
- Supporting the local economy
- Promoting "eco" activities
- No single dose
- Motion sensors lights
- 100% renewable energy
- Organic or Local Food
- Car-free accessibility
- Ecological cleaning products
- More than 80% waste recycling
- Energy saving lights
- Green building
- Solar thermal panels for hot water
- Water flow reducers
- Recovery & reuse of rainwater
- Recycled paper
- No disposable packaging
- Towel change on request
- Appliances in energy class A
- Water-saving toilets
- Environmental-friendly fornitures
- Biodiversity of green areas
- Guest Satisfaction
- Digital Detox
- Recycling or Second Hand Furniture
- Electric Vehicles Charging
- Private bathroom
- Breakfast included
- Organic garden
- Ecotourism itineraries
- Wellness center
- Small pets allowed
- Artisanal products for sale
- Own entrance
- Covid-19 Safety measures
10 months ago
Simone and Simona are the most wonderful people. I give them my highest rating because of their hospitality and the sheer beauty of the location tucked away in the tranquil Umbrian countryside. This was the most memorable part of our month-long stay in Italy. I enjoyed exploring the farm and learning more about their way of life off the grid. I highly recommend staying at Podere Vallescura and look forward to returning someday!
It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Recovery & reuse of rainwater, Water flow reducers.
Kelsey and her family have been awesome guests. They were more than willing to help in the farm, acquire more knowledge about living off the grid, farm life and animal husbandry. Having them here has been a pleasure and we hope to host them again soon.
Podere Vallescura Off The Grid