Hello! It’s Alex and Fede here! We’ve been volunteers in Spain, Portugal and Northern Italy, and we are now ready to welcome you with open arms to our farm!
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.
We bought the land a few months ago and 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 our 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.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
we like a lot exchanging with people. Federica particularly loves healthy cooking, fat-free, vegetable oil-free and refined sugars-free, and would love to meet your dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan. We eat meat, but very rarely and are very strict regarding the quality of its sourcing.
Alex is a bright and friendly person, and has experience and skills in a variety of other areas, including I.T., and project management. He loves reading about ‘green’ building, soil regeneration, earthworm farming and beekeeping.
We would be grateful to get some help in these activities for september-october
- general mantenance
- renovate windows and doors made by wood WE'RE LOOKING FOR A CARPENTER!!
- designing and planting our orchard which we plan to populate with ancient sicilian fruit trees
- designing and planting trees for our little wood forest area
- restoring old stone walls
hours expected 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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 where Alex will primarily be the lead on the project.
We will cook, and eat together for lunch and dinner and we'll clean after it
we will provide the food, but you will buy and prepare for yourself the breakfast
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