Hello! It’s Alex here! I’ve been volunteers in Spain, Portugal and Northern Italy, and after this, two years ago I've got my land. Since the first day we’ve been following the principles and the norms of Permaculture, which we fell in love with a few years ago, and which has profoundly affected my way of thinking and living.
We plan to restrict, to the best of our ability, the use of cement or non-natural materials in the restoration of the old cottage house, in the gathering of rain water, and in the design of our fruit and vegetable allotment. These are only some amongst many ideas for our project.
Our land is located 2km from the centre of Solarino, in the province of Siracusa. You can arrive by bus directly from Siracusa, Catania center and Catania Airport.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I like a lot exchanging with people. I eat meat, but very rarely and I'm very addicted regarding the quality of food
I've have experience and skills in a variety of areas, including I.T and project management. I love reading and learning about ‘green’ building, soil regeneration, earthworm farming and beekeeping.
We would be grateful to get some help in these activities for spring-summer 2019!
we'll manage chickens, orchard, aromatic area, a food forest, bees (but not you!), a garden for our vegetables and brand new project for the spring-summer 2019!
- building a dedicated area the volunteers hospitality with caravan, bathroom, shower, tables and chilling area
- building a straw house for having a kitchen
- start to try to renovate some part of the old building
skills and experience as mason and carpenter are very liked!
Until we'll finish the hospitality area we will host our guests in our flat in the town of Solarino, in a room with a double sofabed, sharing the bathroom, kitchen and utility room with us. The accommodation is available to couples, too. Daily, we would travel to the field and often we will have the launch there
We will cook, and eat together for lunch and dinner and we'll clean after it
we suggest visiting Siracusa and particularly the charming Ortigia district. You can also see the nearby Anapo Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have some mountain bikes you can borrow to move around and go for strolls!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week