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Volunteering. Help in February for lemons harwest! Home and garden maintenance in Sicily, near the beach. Olives harvest in October-November and lemon harvest all year around.

Country: Italy

Workaway Host rating
3
Last Activity
16/04/2014

Description

We are living in a tourist area along the South-east coast of the Sicily. Here the sea is splendid, the water is crystal clear and clean, the beach of fine and golden sand. There are many reefs and natural reservoirs. We have some Lemon gardens and olives trees lands in Noto and Avola landscape. We have a land in a landscape with an interest in preserving the original features and natural character with stone walls, little river and spring, old well, a lot of different fruits and trees. In one of our land we have some animals: now 2 gots, 2 donkeys, one horse and some chikens. We tryed to respect the nature starting from the way to take energyes. We have photovoltaics and solar panel. Hour agricoltural activities is bio. We have 3 accommodation.

Area

Avola - Noto

Type of help.

Other,
Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Building,
Gardening

Help

When you can contact us you can ask for our Website for more info.
We have a little production of wine in September.
All year around we need a maintenance of grass and garden, painting walls and baby sitting, clening house, general maintenance of homes.
Here in the winter, from December to March-April we harvest lemons.

We have a 37 feet motor boat (you can see photogallery) on the sea all year around. There is alls conforts but some time need maintenance: now need painting teak, rebuild woods accessory outside, to mount filters, check-up bilge pumps, repair helm in flybridge area.... If you have skill around motor boats we wait for your application. In this way you can live on the boat in the Marina sea side or if you prefer in ours apartments.

Please contact us for more info and web sites addresses.

Languages spoken

Italiano, English, Francais

Accommodation

The accommodation can be an apartment at our place. Our boat or our Villas

What else ...

We are a family of 4 people (2 adults 40 years old about, 2 children: 4 and 9 years old)
We teach in the school. We have a 3 floor home with apartments sea side and two "Villas" in the country, near the beach, only 350 mt. The land around is about 10,000 sqm.
The apartment and the two villas are for rent, normally weekly all year around. Half of our guests are from Germany the rest come from all Europe. We want try this barter. Little works for hospitality.

We will offer you, like for our tourist guest : all furnished apartment, electricity, gas, water, linens, towels, air condition or heating, wi-fi area for free, 2 bikes. The apartment is sea view, 40 meters from the sand beach.
We cant promise food because we offer a high value apartment. But you can try our wine...and the product of our land (lemon, almonds, olive oil,...)
Or maybe trying we can change our opinion in the future and we can offer food. But in this moment we can't promise it.

For now the work consist helping us with maintenance of house (painting gates, fences, walls, woods), cleaning and washing in the homes baby sitting, and some others little gardening works (wood cutting..). We have a lemons farm then we need harvest the lemons. .

We look forward to your application...

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Photos

Photo Album

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Olives trees
Olives trees
Host ref number: 3295559944ac

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