Help with our guesthouse and experience the Sicilian dream in Marina di Ragusa



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  • Description


    This is a young Guest House (Boutique Hotel) located in Marina di Ragusa, the far south end of Sicily, 2km from the mediterranean sea, the place is set in an amid idyllic landscape, dotted with tropical plants surrounding a palm-fringed infinity pool.

    the place is managed by a young couple, Lara & Iggy and we are a team of four people all between 28 and 40. It is a young environment with pleasant atmosphere.

    After receiving a degree in “Economy of Tourism” and a Masters in "Tourism and Leisure Management”, I, Iggy, worked for more than 12 years for various airlines and leading tour companies, learning from the best in the field, and living in the most important capitals of Europe. Yet traveling far and wide made me understand how difficult it is to find, in the world, an island so beautiful, rich, full of resources and complete as Sicily. The years spent far away helped me understand that you can never really distance yourself for too long from this splendid island.

    After 9 years living and working in Amsterdam with my girlfriend Lara we came back, and are running our guesthouse together. We live together with our cat Pipsi and our dog Shamu next door from the property.

    We love diversity and being citizens of the world; we love traveling and breathing an international atmosphere that puts us out of our comfort zone.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers would be in contact with Italian guests and culture; having the possibility to practice the language.
    You would work in a dream guesthouse setting, 1km from the mediterranean sea and located in the far south end of Sicily.
    You would work with the largest OTAs and learn how to use tourism internet channels.
    Learn reception work 360 and they can sell this experience in their CV for future employees.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Help us with our international guests while immerse in the most beautiful part of Sicily!

    We would love a person that enjoys cultural exchange, interested in local Sicilian reality; that can help with international guests at the guest house and guide them with their stay here. Volunteers would experience Sicilian culture and country side while being surrounded by people from all over the world.

    We need someone responsible, pleasant and sociable that can help and support our travellers.
    When working we need full responsibility and focus. Attention in details and that goes one step further.
    Better if already familiar with tourism industry and reliable in work.

    Good language skills and fluent english. Italian knowledge is a plus.

    We require a minimum stay of 1 month that can be extended.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    We provide a private 'caravan' in a private garden with sea view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area of Ragusa, Sicily (Italy) is famous worldwide for a new tipe of tourism (niche tourism). It is home of Baroque and Unesco heritage beauties, beautiful long stretches of beach. It is strategically located, as it is close to beauties such as Noto, Scicli, Modica.
    In your time off you also would have the possibility to travel around the island its islands, practice water sports such as Kite surfing, wind surfing, surfing or enjoy the country side.
    The local youth organises art festivals that have noting to envie to other events in Europe.
    You would also have the possibility to work with local associations that help refugees which is a local emergency.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

View from one of the double rooms
Reception and lounge area
Beautiful infinity pool
Old farm house yard
Reception and breakfast area

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Host ref number: 135285361474