Permaculture project with garden, chickens, mediterranean and tropical orchard in Sicily, Italy




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    *** SUMMER 2022 - Carubs and Halmonds Haverst ***

    Looking for help in Summer2022
    Hello! It’s Alex here! I’ve been volunteers in Spain, Portugal and Northern Italy, and after this, two years ago I've got my land. Since the first day we’ve been following the principles and the norms of Permaculture, which we fell in love with a few years ago, and which has profoundly affected my way of thinking and living.

    We plan to restrict, to the best of our ability, the use of cement or non-natural materials in the restoration of the old cottage house, in the gathering of rain water, and in the design of our fruit and vegetable allotment. These are only some amongst many ideas for our project.

    Our land is located approximately 2km from the centre of Solarino, in the province of Siracusa. As we are currently not living in the farm, priority will be given to guests who can arrive and move around with their own vehicles such as bikes, motorbike, order to be more independent. Also we prefer to host at least 2 people cause not living 24 hours in the farm we think the experience can be boring spending too much time alone. Essentials and produce from the farm will be provided for meals, and we may, at times, share some meals with you, but workawayers are responsible for their own food

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I very much like meeting new people and exchanging knowledge and experiences. I occasionally eat meat, and I'm very committed to good quality food. I have experience and skills in a variety of areas, including IT and project management. I love reading and learning about ‘green’ building, soil regeneration, earthworm farming

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    I would be grateful to get some help with the following activities for Summer 2022:

    management of chicken coops, the orchard, the aromatic area, the food forest, the vegetable garden and the the brand new areas with small olive and halmond trees as well as the following specific projects:

    - july homemade tomato's juice
    - july halmond harvesting
    - august carubs harvesting

    skills and experiences as masonry, carpentry, videomaker, graphic designer are all very welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    you will stay in a Nice Caravan in the farm, you will have all the facilities you need. Confortable beds, hot water and beautiful nature! I like to get in touch guests before to agree to come

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we suggest visiting Siracusa and particularly the charming Ortigia district. You can also see the nearby Anapo Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have some mountain bikes you can borrow to move around and go for strolls!

  • 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

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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