House sitting at our villa in Sicily, Italy



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    Hi Workawayers :)

    I sometimes need help with gardening/maintenance and/or house-sitting in my villa in Sicily not far from Siracusa just South of Noto, my villa is called 'Villa Vendicari' and you can easily find it online, it's near the sea.

    In high season, when we don't use it ourselves, we mostly rent the villa out for a revenue, but in low season I hardly find anyone willing to pay a price that is higher than maintenance costs. Starting middle of November to mid February therefore prefer to have one or two house-sitters or, when I'm there, one or two workawayers for some gardening help (pruning, help with olive harvest or other fruits harvest, etc) and to keep the house well tuned, clean and in good order.

    The villa is very isolated, meaning about 2hrs walk to the closest supermarket. I think other than that, or, actually, thanks to that, it's the most beautiful place to stay on your own. It's divided in two villas, you, in case of house-sitting, would use one of them, likely the smaller one, but not necessarily depending on which I may need for myself, friends or possible renters or, in case of workawaying, have one room.

    Regarding the renters, it's very hard to rent in the low season and I don't like to rent cheap which I think it's detrimental for a number of reasons, so I don't think it will happen and I will avoid renting the whole property, but in that very unlikely event I will find you another place to stay in the area with the same house-sitting conditions.

    The house is self sustainable with solar heated water and solar panels and a solar power accumulator of 14KW, during your stay I would like you to use only solar power and renewables, it's what I do when I am there, perfectly fine, but not 5 star hotels comfort, ie in a cloudy day you may have very little hot water if any, but thankfully it's almost always sunny over here ;)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Vendicari is a tourist destination, I'm not sure what to add that isn't already online. I personally like to meet new people, my interests are psychoanalysis, winter swimming, philosophy and some literature.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    During the winter I'm interested in house keeping for the villa in Vendicari, Sicily. Some gardening and maybe a little building or maintenance. Still contact me also in other seasons, you never know if I may need help.

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    Italienisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft


    if we find a suitable time frame there should be at least an independent bedroom for the workaway(s)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Vendicari is a tourist destination, I'm not sure what to add that isn't already online but you're welcome to ask

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    I work from home and I have no problems sharing the wifi with workawayers

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Sure, I have two hectares of garden and also tents and a tree house, alternative forms of accommodation are actually very welcome

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Most of the times I enjoy the company of Igor, an adult male dog, that is the sweetest persona I know, to me and all the other humans (too much of that really, since he can make me feel quite jealous sometimes :), but rather big and often aggressive both to male dogs and cats that trespass 'his' territory, other than that I love pets so let's talk if you're willing to take your own no problem for me (yours should rather talk to Igor first really :)

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    max 25 hours per week - depends let's talk

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