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Sunday, January 29, 2012

PostaHouse - MISSION, Values, Seasons, Facility, Locale, Description, Rules of Engagement, Advance Payments

Dear Earthlings:

At PostaHouse we're ready to go for our season of living and loving sustainably.  Here's the mission, opportunities, and rules of engagements.


PostaHouse is an intentional community and holistic vacation center devoted to education in the arts of healing, loving, and living sustainably.  The vision of this school of ecosexual love is to educate the whole person and to include our hostess, planet earth, as a partner with equal rights in all practices of love, including the cosmic, planetary, spiritual, affectional, romantic, and erotic manifestations of this life-giving energy.

Community Values and Behaviors

At PostaHouse we believe that "a world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live."  We create, invent, imagine, host, and facilitate events and daily-living experiments that open up the portals of this world.  We believe that love is the ecology of life.  We welcome this cosmic energy in our midst, and channel its power in life-enhancing, peaceful, and sustainable ways.

We prefer vegetarian food unless animal food is available that comes from animals whose life has been happy.  We welcome clothing optional behavior when it is physically sustainable and while it is socially acceptable.  In the workshop room, we offer a clothing optional environment to facilitators who desire it.  We encourage the practice of yoga, physical exercise, contact with nature, enjoyment of pleasure, and meditation.  We requite compassionate communication and non-violent behavior.

PostaHouse is open for retreats, courses, workshops, and events from June 1st to September 30th.  It is open for community living from October 1st to May 31st.  Residencies are a unique opportunity to experiment with inhabiting, stewarding, and activating a restored early 1700 home, which was also a laboratory for everything the family produced, consumed, and recycled, in the barter, subsistence economy of the age.  At 300 + years old, this historical place has a lot to offer in guidance and memory to those seeking eco-sustainable styles of living in the digital age.  For opportunities and requirements see below. 

Summer Season and Rules of Engagement

Our workshop and facility is open for courses, retreats, workshops, and events from June 1st to September 30th.  We rent our workshop room for € 90 a day for up to 9 participants and not including facilitators.  We may add a € 10 fee per day per additional participant.  We may add midday meal for an additional fee as well.  

We are equipped to offer hospitality to facilitators, at no additional fee.  The nearby area is equipped to host visitors in eco-sustainable pensione type of facilities called agriturismi.  In addition to room and services, agriturismo guests get to sample locally produced foods prepared in characteristic ways.  Two of them are especially recommended, each a 5-10 minute car drive away.  Casale Valenzano and La Quercia are especially recommended, with seasonal prices varying from € 30 to 60 per day per person, including breakfast.  Other accommodations are available in the town of Posta, in close walking distance to PostaHouse.  Also available are a spat of fairly good restaurants, trattorias, and cafe, all in close walking distance.  Camping with one's own equipment is available in the garden of PostaHouse, with direct access to the half bath on the veranda.

Description of Locale and Facility
Located in the Alto Lazio region about two hours north-east of Rome, Posta is rich in fine mountain air, genuine traditions, tasty foods, and beautiful woods and forests. At 700 meters altitude, it stays nice and cool all year round.

Posta is located on the new Salaria highway, SS # 4, which branches out of Rome's turnpike, or GRA. Posta is about 40 minutes from the local city of Rieti and the Terminillo sky resort.

PostaHouse is a recently remodeled townhouse residence with private garden and veranda.  It features a workshop room for up to 15 participants.  This activity room is completely insulated, has an independent entrance, bathroom, and heating system, and is equipped with back-jacks, floor-mats, padding, high-speed internet, wi-fi, and sound system.  The residence is also equipped with high-speed internet, wi-fi all around, two autonomous heating furnaces, fully equipped large kitchen with gas stove, large fridge and dishwasher, two bedrooms, a large dining room, one and a half bath, a den, a sunny veranda, and a large garden accessed by a spiral staircase.  Its three-century old stone walls are a warm buffer from the Apennine winter, and a perfectly cool shelter from any summer heat.

Google Earth Link for Posta 

Residencies: Committment and Rules of Engagement

Residencies are available October 1st to May 31st for a minimum of one-week stay.  To cover the costs of heating, electricity, internet, other utilities, and municipal taxes, we ask for a donation based on the number of people in the house.  For one or two  people, the donation will be of €10 per person per day.  When three people are in a residency together, the donation is only €8 per person/day.  This includes heating (when necessary), bedding, bath with hot water, and the use of the kitchen and fridge.  It does not include food or transportation.  

PostaHouse is a self-servicing holistic community.  Residents will contribute two hours of housework per day for five days a week.  These hours will be dedicated to run-of-the-mill housekeeping chores and meal preparation, for a total of 10 hours per week.  Residents are also encouraged to participate in community development projects.  These include tending the property and keeping its assets and systems in good repair; developing projects in gardening, digital systems installation, adapting and equipping spaces, construction, and painting; doing the research for such projects both locally and digitally; community awareness and bonding with the local cultures. Residents will dedicate a maximum of six hours per week to such projects.

With a total of 16 hours per week (ten in chores and six in projects) PostaHouse offers residents a significant opportunity to learn to live sustainably in a healthy environment, with freedom, good company, and a pristine landscape to explore and style to taste and inclinations. 

Are you ready to sign up for a residency with us?  Your donation will be acknowledged and credited to you as soon as it arrives.  We will reply to you and make plans for your arrival.  Be sure to let us know in good advance when you'll be coming.  Thank you!

For detailed images and information, visit the CasaSerenaGaia album on Facebook or go to Serena's Website/Places.

John Overton, Resident-in-Charge, blogs at John in Europe: Aligning with Gaia in Love
Updates are available on PostaHouse Blog and at PostaHouse on Poly Planet Gaia.

Are you excited?  Ready to offer your skills, time, participation?  Let us know.  Email postahouseitalia@gmail.com with a query or a proposal, and we'll get back to you.  Our calendar is open.  Let us know what spot we can reserve.  Let's serve together toward a "world where it is safe to live because it is safe to love." 

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Come back!  And stay tuned for more wonders.

Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD
Gilf Gaia Extraordinaire

Author of Gaia (2009), Eros (2006), and The "Weak" Subject (1998) 
Award Winner with Nautilus and Finalist with Lambda
Editor of BiTopia (2011), Bisexualtity and Queer Theory (2012), Plural Loves (2005), Women and Bisexuality (2003)

Professor of Humanities
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

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