Help at our sanctuary, caring for kittens and with construction projects in Castiglione Di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️Can you help us set up our sustainable animal sanctuary with permaculture project?*️️️️️️

    Dear workawayers :)

    We just bought a beautiful property in Sicily with an amazing view of Etna and are starting our animal sanctuary with permaculture project.

    I’m Christin, 33 years old from Germany, and I quit my office job some years ago to go traveling. Since quite some time I had the feeling and desire though to use my time “better”, to create something beautiful and make this world a bit better. I love animals and I’d love to live off-grid and self-sustainable (one day).
    My partner Luca is 28 years old, from Italy (Torino). He's a musician and traveled the world even more than me.
    We're both vegan and want to give something back to Mother Nature, hence our project. :)

    We found an abandoned dog in the streets of Sicily beginning of the year when looking for a property who's happily living with us now (his name is Vento). And some weeks ago, the day we moved to our property, a one day old kitten arrived as well. Alma is doing well, but it's a lot of work and it looks like two other 1 day-old kitten will arrive today. So we definitely need urgent help! We're also trying to build a fence at the same time and plant some trees and other plants. ANY help would be highly appreciated, doesn't matter if you're experienced or not :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and we’d love to hear from you! Any questions - just let us know!

    Much love,
    Luca & Christin

    PS: You can either camp on our property, so sleep in a tent or in a hammock. We have everything available here or you can bring your own stuff of course. You could also stay in the house which isn't perfect yet, but good enough to sleep in :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    You have the possibility to be part of the very beginning of a project and shape its future together with us. You can bring up any idea and we can discuss different possibilities and learn and grow together. You can also learn how to care for very young kittens and how to build a fence.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help caring for our animals (a dog, a 4 week old kitten, two very young kitten only some days old). That means boiling their towels from time to time, cleaning their areas, assisting in the feeding process (maybe also feeding) etc. We also need help building a fence and a safe area for the cats. Also our plants have to be watered, dishes have to be washed, food has to be prepared etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can either camp on our property, so sleep in a tent or in a hammock. We have everything available here or you can bring your own stuff of course. You could also stay in the house which isn't perfect yet, but good enough to sleep in :)

    We will provide basic food: Breakfast (like an oatmeal), lunch (e.g. salad) & dinner (e.g. pasta).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Just contact us for any further info. Thank you :)

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for a campervan on our property. The road up isn't very nice, but we managed to come up with two big campervans :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All animals that are happy to have other animals (at the moment dogs and cats) around, are more than welcome here :)

  • 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


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