We need help for building a dedicated area for the volunteers hospitality! masons and carpenters are very liked! Sicily Italy

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    italian, english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

startrails
chickens in the orchard
harvesting wild herbs
bio-intensive garden
our grelinette
one of our lab
olives harvesting
our almonds
our bees
your room
your room


Host ref number: 442346221944