I am a geographically untidy oceanographer. Mypassion for naturewas transmitted to me by my mother, who was born in this valley. As I grew up I blended this passion with mylove for exploration, and as soon as I “turned of age”, I left Italy toward unknown lands.
10 years later, an a summer holiday in Italy in 2009, I saw the Truffula Tree, and I recognized it straight away as the house of my dreams…
Today, I promote hiking with kids throught the BACKPACKINGMOMS website, among my research work as an environmental scientist.
My dream house
It was love at the first sight when I saw the Truffula Tree houset At that point of my life, I was missing a place to call “HOME” and, not with little effort, I decided to buy it.
I worked hard to make it sustainable (solar and local wood heating, insulated walls and roof, biological garden…) and when I left in 2015 to live with my husband in Germany, I decided to open it to families that will come in Trentino for holidays.
As you can see from this drawing I did at age 7. The Truffula Tree has always been in my dreams:“A comfortable and warm house with the chimney and the dog”.
Zoe came as soon as I got the house and added a new heating system. She is my family and we are inseparable. Born in 2010, she is very sweet and patient, well-educated and respectful. If I will be in Italy during your stay, she will be with me, so if you have any particular problem with dogs, please enquire.
Zoe loves going climbing with us, playing with kids and sleeping. She does not have any problem with other dogs, male or female.
Jeremy & Raffaello
The nest was ready, and the family grew! Jeremy is an avid climber, and he will be able to recommend you any climbing area and many climbing routes around here. Or take him mountain biking… 😉 Raffaello (born in 2018) is fun and, like me, loves to hike and be in nature.
We are here to host, not to serve. We like sharing our house with you and we expect you to treat it with the same respect you would treat yours. The strength of the house is not its luxury, but its coziness.
We enjoy easy going people that share our love for tranquility and nature, or Jeremy’s love for climbing. We will be happy to organize a BBQ with local meet and veggies to get to know each other and exchange ideas of things to do, but we will also respect your privacy.
So far, our guests have mainly been families, climbers and group of friends that enjoyed the outdoors. If you are planning to party all night and get drunk, we are not the right place for you!
You are welcome to take with you your 4 legged friend! Zoe does not have any problem with over dogs, but if your dogs are not very friendly we can keep them separate too.
Your dog is welcome everywhere inside and outside the house, but please look after its behavior so that it won’t damage anything. Please collect its “gifts” in the garden so that other guests will find it!
The garden is entirely fenced, but a very agile dog may be able to get out. Therefore please evaluate his/her behaviour before letting him/her out all alone.
How are we spending your money?
It may be an unusual statement in a B&B website, but we care about letting you know that the money you spent on your staying with us will not be wasted!
The major share of your payment will go to cover the loan for the house and the new very energy efficient roof that a local company installed during winter 2014. Minor shares will go toward the payment of the bills (electricity, gas, phone), advertising (webpage, public outreach materials).
So, again, thank you very much for staying with us and contributing toward the realization of our dreams!
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