Come and help us around the house and garden in Mascalucia, Italy



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  • Description


    Hi, I'm Simone and my family and I live on the slopes of Etna, we love nature and take care of our animals: two dogs (Specter and Belle), and our chickens.
    We would like to expand and make our garden more beautiful and take care of the countryside that we already have, but which we can hardly care for my father Gaetano and my sister Gaia.
    If you like being in the middle of nature but with an eye to comfort and the possibility of having a lot of free time to go around and have a nice holiday I think you will find yourself very comfortable with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live immersed in Sicilian and Italian culture, and you can visit beautiful places around Sicily and having two consecutive free days you can move wherever you want.
    Besides, my family and I will be happy to share knowledge with you, and especially Italian.
    You will meet many people who probably have different points of view from yours or do things that no one in your country does, including cooking.
    I also love my land and when I am free I will take you with me to places that are usually a little more difficult to reach in order to return home with a complete view of Sicily.

  • Help


    The main help required are;

    -chicken care
    -teach something you are competent in.
    -Help around the house like (cleaning, fixing small things)
    -Help in the countryside
    -Garden-related tasks

    I just ask for a little flexibility as the tasks are not so much but varied, the help hours change by the day but you will always have Sunday free.
    During the week you will not do tasks more than 15 hours.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    -You will have an apartment consisting of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room.
    -Meals are not included except on Saturday when we will have lunch together.
    -You will have a bike available for your trips, and a ride by car to reach the supermarket and buy what you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -We are located only 14 kilometers from Catania, 20 km from the highest volcano in Europe Etna, 80km from Syracuse and its beautiful beaches, and 45 km from the Alcantara and Taormina Gorges.
    These are the most famous places but there are many others nearby that you can go and visit over the large free time.
    -I'll pick you up at Catania Airport
    -Minimum stay is 2 week

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, maximum 15 hours/week

Host ref number: 281839146517