Ciao potential friends!
We are a welcoming and friendly English/Italian couple Marcella and Kevin and live on the Aeolian Islands, seven volcanic islands on the northeast cost of Sicily, Italy. We are vegan and know how to cook good food!
We own a guesthouse on Lipari island, which is the largest one. We welcome people from any part of the world and are interested in knowing different cultures. We have 3 children who are all abroad. We already have experience with hosting travelers/exchange students in our home. Our guesthouse is situated on a hill overlooking the sea, with an amazing view.
There are many activities that you can do on the islands: swimming, snorkling, diving, sailing, trekking, walking, cycling and climbing volcanoes.
During late spring and summer the islands are buzzing with tourists but the rest of year is the best time to explore Lipari and the islands and fall in love with their naturally wild beauty.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
You can learn or improve your Italian and English.
Get to know the colourful culture, warm people and exquisit food of Sicily. Try local and fresh fish dishes and tasty pastries and cakes. Visit the museum, the archeological sites and the center. The main attraction remains nature, with its active volcanoes, beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea. The weather is mild in winter: you can swim even in November!
Apart from Lipari there are six more islands to explore: you can try the mud pool and the hot springs and climb to the crater in Volcano, hike to the twin peaks in Salina, visit the neolithic villages in Panarea and Filicudi, climb and see the eruption in Stromboli, one of the top volcanoes in Europe.
We are welcoming volunteers and can help with:
1) DIY/eco building
2) Looking after the garden, vegetable patch and land
3) General maintenance
4) cleaning rooms
5) helping with the guests
Additionally, if you have any other skills that you feel would be useful in our guesthouse, please feel free to message us, as we are always open to suggestions.
We ask for a minimum stay of 3 weeks, We encourage travelers that are looking to stay for longer periods to apply.
Volunteers will help between 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week. Hours are flexible depending on the weather.
We provide accommodation in our house which on occasions may be shared with another workawayer (never with the opposite gender). The room is clean and spacious and en-suite. We usually share two meals a day together and when we don't eat you are more than welcome to use our kitchen.
We live fifteen minutes by car from the center of Lipari and approx. 40 min walk if you take a steep footpath. There are buses that leave 10 min from our house, but run very seldom. If we go to town and we have room in the car we'll give you a lift. There is a beautiful beach 30 min walk from our place.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week