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Italian family welcomes help at the Mediterranean seaside in Sicily, Italy

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    ***LOOKING FOR HELP FOR THE SUMMER SEASON - MINIMIUM STAY 1-2 MONTHS, KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IS VALUED***


    Hello hello hello! We are an Italian family of 4 (parents and 2 children): my sister (30) and I (27) moved out and our parents are looking for help with our family estate on the Mediterranean sea.
    The estate is on the seaside, in a place which is surrounded by pine&olive trees and 2 minutes away from the sea. Trips to Catania take 20 mins by car/bus, and to Taormina 30 mins by train.
    My brother and I speak fluent English, my mother speaks English although she is not fluent and my father makes himself understood! They never had issues in communicating with the people they hosted, although some basic knowledge of Italian can be useful.
    Usually my brother and I come back home during the summer, whereas during the winter we do not get the possibility to stay with my parents very much, hence why we like them to be surrounded by friendly, lively young people!
    In the villa, close to the house we live in, there is my grandparents' house which we occasionally rent out to tourists. We ask for help towards spaces that are not used by paying guests.
    We are looking for help with the maintenance of the outside area and of the inside too.
    My parents are both active and passionate about cooking and eating good food. They provide all meals and they try to eat together a few nights a week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a traditional Italian family who still respects siesta times. You will learn about Italian culture, and Italian lifestyle and food. We are relatively close to Mount Etna, so you can also try some good wines. If you come in October/Novermber you may help us to pick olives and make olive oil!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    The help needed is general maintenance such as looking after the garden and the pool, around the house, feeding the cats, painting some doors and everything in general.

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Besides from their bedroom, travellers are reserved a private common room, which is made of a a kitchenette, fridge, a sofa to relax and a table on the outside terrace with a beautiful sea-view. They will also have access to areas such as the pool, jacuzzi, and garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My parents love giving information about Sicily and must-see places and must-eat food!

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 367214581815

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