Freedom to live and learn in Sicily ---A DIFFERENT LIFE STYLE

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28/08/2015

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  • Description

    Description

    after a few years much thought, discussions with many friends and workawayers. my new outlook on where i would like to go is summed up as follows "downsize, up grade"

    It means that where in the past at times there have been too many people here doing a lot of what should have been done and i had little time to spend with them, now i would like to be a little more selective, so what better way to start than asking a few questions

    is fresh water for you what comes out of a fridge?

    do you NEED to log onto the net every 10 minutes and cannot do without even during meal times?

    do you only get out of bed when you have your own project or can you respect the others?

    are you used to silver service where you are?

    do eggs come from chickens or the mall?

    my idea is to exchange experiences, we, myself, friends, locals can show and teach you much if yu are willing to participate.
    I hate schedules, but should you want one can be created expecially for you when you arrive.
    Because of past experiences where some want a low cost holiday there is no problem as long as you let me knw and you stick with your part of the deal.

    Our work, if you can call it so is based on the weather, the light, if its hot or raining if its someones birthday or if someone has died, we base our work on what is real, no plans but reality, which is happening NOW

    i dont expect anyone to be a slave, but then somethings need to be done in a reasonable time, if you dont feel like it best is to say rather than letting yourself down.

    i would like to say that COMMUNICATION is a must for anyone who wants to come along , so if you cannot communicate face to face then plz dont come.

    I give lessons free of charge, but there could be costs for you in getting materials, at the end of the day you want to learn, i can teach but i cannot pay for it, think about some of the specialties we have and that will have an effect on our budget just to satisfy you

    A deposit i asked the moment you want to book with me, you get it back when you are here, else you loose it, a small contribution to basic food costs is asked from all that are present, this does not include habit good, but very daily basics, you will be eating healthy food, most grown by us, collected by us or local, we use the best, of what nature has to offer, sometimes we dont need to buy food because we can collect lots of it

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practise
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We dont have a set work schedule as its rather a small place, but there is always something that needs fixing or keeping the garden from overtaking everything.

    most is all experimental using simple traditional ways, no theory but practical..... its working so i want to carry on......

    We eat simply, wholesome food, lots of it fresh picked in the garden or around the area.

    We cater for vegetarians and respect all other too.

    IT SEEMS THAT LATELY SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN BOOK AND THEN NEVER TURN UP WITHOUT EVEN GIVING NOTICE, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE PLEASE DONT BOTHER, REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SPOILING SOMEONE ELSE'S CHANCE AND SOONER OR LATER IT WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU TOO ---- FROM NOW I WILL LEAVE VERY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK TO THESE IDIOTS

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    sicilian, italian, english. and yours if you can comunicate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is basic but clean, we are living in natural surrounding,

    wifi access if free, as long as you dont want to sit at it all day

    above all people are very important , this includes you...



  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We try and be fair , some days maybe we need to finish and you will be asked to do a little extra, but then it will balance with the days we might have a rest.

    Please be flexible and i am sure we will get along well.

    Should you be the type of person who wants a schedule to work to this we can arrange when we meet.

    All work is non professional and you can share your opinion on things

    We are able to teach you many things from gardening to cooking to language too many to mention, we practise our traditions as much as possible.

    in general we are very relaxed and enjoy life and good company

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    3-4 must be flexible depending on work and weather


Photos

some things, we have a different climate and out temp is never below +10C, so flowers and natre is very different than the rest of the island

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Joe mkin cheese and ricotta......
Mitch wants to cook over wood burning stove
last of the stone masons , still all by hand
Marius making bread...... forgot to get the NUTELLA
Donald with our face pack
Ron from Cuba making cannoli for dessert
Adam and our moooo.... :))))
killing the mulberry tree.... delicious
our beauty treatment on Memi
like the ants we are storing our natural super organic figs..... winter fuel
nice pet you have
OUR pet ===
Ken from Scotland - Joe from Taiwan chopping away the olives
BAD START ..... GIORGINA AND THE COFFEE
Mauro !!! give him the chicken
just like mamas LOL this is Lorry from usa... old but fun
fresh milk anyone ??!!!
getting ready for the supper
"i dont like the tail, you eat it "
Matt... OUT...."i dont want to leave "
the "pagliaru" team Tasha - Tom - John - Reece - Marius - Joe finally finished and reaady to be lived in .....
one of my pets coming out in the sun
Mortatella .... have a look at what it is...
Tehiro from japan wanted to start a laundry business ,,,,,,,,,,
JOHN BUILT HIS HUT... YOU CAN DO THE SAME....... AS LONG ASY YOU DONT EAT HIS TURKEY CALLED KEVIN
scikira our goat
came in november, still making marmalade in april
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