Help me to take care of cats and plants in the Sicilian countryside, Italy



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    I am looking for one or two persons or couple only for the dates October 3 to 13 2021. During this week I will be out of town, and I need a reliable person to take care of my plants and feed my cats: two adults and two super sweet orphaned kittens recently found on the streets.

    The house is in the countryside, quite a remote place. The closest town is Castelmola, about 8 km far. So this listing is addressed only to people who have car or scooter to buy the essential goods, or for people who are ok in staying one whole week in a countryside location.

    The tasks are very basic: watering plants, and feeding the cats, changing their drinking water every day, supervise so that they don't destroy stuff. The rest of the time you will be free to enjoy clean air, and the view of Etna.

    The volunteer or couple will be hosted in the house where I use to live.

    Taormina is the most popular town around the area. A very beautiful village on the east coast of Sicily, about midway between Messina and Catania, and very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. The village is perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops. Taormina is approximately a forty-five minute drive away from Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The main benefit is the opportunity to stay for free in a location where accommodation is usually very expensive. Also, staying close to Taormina is a good opportunity to visit places near by, like Catania, Forza D'Agrò, Savoca, and spend some time on awesome beaches. Taormina is also a very interesting town from the historical and cultural viewpoint, a place where it is possible to enjoy beautiful art and architecture. The area also offers nice walks in an amazing landscape.

  • Help


    The help required from volunteers is feeding the cats and watering garden and plants

  • Languages

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

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  • Accommodation


    Countryside house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Possibility to visit Taormina and the beautiful surroundings: like the charming Isola Bella and the small "fairy town" of Castelmola. It is also possible to visit the wonderful historical centres of Forza d'Agrò and Savoca, where some scenes of the Godfather movie were shot.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I host workawayers in the house where I live. If you would like to see the spaces you can ask me pictures

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    They are super welcome

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No dogs. I have two cats who may be afraid

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Super flexible

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