Help with renovating an ancient vine press on a bio farm in Sicily, Italy

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Italy

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    20/04/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Before reading the all notice please take in consideration that in this specific moment we are looking only for someone, couple, or little family that wants to stay for a longer time. 2-3 months minimum

    We are leaving in a old “Palmento” from the 19th Century - an old wine press, which is the centre piece of a productive organic farm.
    You will find yourself surrounded by Sicily's gorgeous countryside, on the slopes of Mount Etna.
    My husband and myself we are slowly restoring the Palmento and we need help to take care of one of the last room still to be completed.
    Is the kind of place perfect for who truly loves nature!
    We are involved with cultural exchange through out all our life. My husband Edilson is a Capoeira Angola Master from Brasil. I have been a dance-theatre-image artist working through out the world. Nowadays I work with a body therapy working on the postural and functional aspects of the body , Rolfing. I also teach Italian language to foreigners .
    In our biological farm we produce bio wine and olive oil, beside our little personal orchard.
    We love meeting people and we strongly believe on sharing

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are involved with cultural exchange throughout all our life. My husband Edilson is a Capoeira Angola Master from Brazil but also a good electrician and he did most of the renovation work until now. I have been a dance-theatre-image artist working through out the world. Nowadays I work with body therapy , Rolfing, and teach Italian language to foreigners . In our biological farm we produce bio wine and olive oil, beside our little orchard. We love meeting people and we strongly believe on sharing. We both love to preserve ancient cultural expression both culture and Sicilian musical and dance expression

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    My husband did most of the renovation work alone with the help of friends and woofers.
    We always need help to continue preserve this piece of ancient style grape cultivation, "la coltivazione ad alberello" a very ancien style lost with the need of bigger production, we leave in a small museum of ancient ways.
    And especially we need help to finish the renovation of this old wine pressing area, il Palmento.
    In exchange of some working hours we can offer you the sharing of our competences and of our life style.
    We'll be pleased to show you around our beautiful areas!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is an independent small house attached to the main body of the Palmento, furnished with everything is needed it to be quietly by yourself while staying together with us. There is a kitchen area, the bathroom with shower, a big double bed, a niece table, a wardrobe and a fire place. A nice terrace outside overlooking the sea.
    We can cook and eat together but you can also cook independently for yourself if wished or need it. Sometimes we have to go to work in the city of Catania and then you can come around with us or enjoy the quietness of the place by yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Until is warm enough we like to go to the beach in the afternoons and we'll be pleased to go together and also show you around. if you want to go by yourself the closest bus stop is at 1,5km from our farm. we can also offer you a bicycle to go to the close village of Linguaglossa (2,5 km). From Linguaglossa there is a small very ancien train that goes around all the etna villages, the circumetnea. We go about two times a week in the city of Catania from where you can access many other places.
    We are quiet used to receive travelers at our place, we had a lot of woofers helping us with our farming work and initial rebuilding of our ancien house and we did share very nice moment together!
    Welcome to our place!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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