Help us with our ecological agriculture and tourism project in a beautiful spot in the Sicilian countryside

  • Italy
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  • Last activity: 24 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello we are Lilly and Aron! We run our ecological agriculture and tourism project in a beautiful spot in the Sicilian countryside. We are about 4 km away from the town of Grammichele, which is unique because it is one of the very few in the world with a perfectly hexagonal layout and piazza. Caltagirone is also near (15km) which is not so often visited by tourists like Catania or Palermo, but it is very beautiful and has a lot to offer like traditional architecture, bars and restaurants. The ruins of Occhiolà (it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693, the survivors found the city of Grammichele) are just a few steps away.We are working on the playground to host the children and do educational workshops.we need creative people to help us build seating benches and more for the playground with recycled materials. We have a small fruit and vegetable shop and local produce so we often need help in the countryside to fix the garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn more about ecological farming and gardening (bio-dynamic principles), especially about citrus fruits (how to cut the orange trees and the organic manuring). We recycle a lot and you can learn more ways to do this and save water and resources.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    the collection time for the Sicilian hemp plantation begins for us. we need people willing, fast and attentive.urgent help is needed
    For now the main work is to finish our house, so we need people who know about carpentery, brickwalling, electricity etc etc. Besides that we need help with our vegetable patch, the garden and the animals (chicken, a horse, goats, rabbits). The property is about 30 ha. In the future we want to host also tourists with small children, so we want to prepare the place for them (playground etc).

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own room in a big house (kitchen is shared). In summertime you can also put your tent in the garden if you prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If it possible, please contact us in Italian, otherwise it will take maybe a while asking some friend to translate ;-)

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 223569442947

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