Sebastiano, age 38, developing my life project, where I live.
South East of Sicily, one hectare of land (mostly lemon and olive trees) with my home inside.
Very close to Jonio Sea (300 mt) and to sand beaches, from 15 minutes walking. Halfway between Vendicari Nature Reserve (3 km), my hometown Avola (4) and Noto (7), one hour by car from Catania, 30 minutes from Siracusa.
My main work is to manage organic lemon fields and olive trees, that give to me the most part of my reddit. Other goals are to to self-produce good organic food, first of all, but also to self-construct equipments and useful objects; where to search, find and realize creative solutions that reduce the need of money and resources (work, non-renewable energies, supplies).
While reality imposes its limits, the project wants to find good solutions to problems (and wish fulfillments) following guidelines like: permaculture; freedom from the needs of money; more free time and less work; environmental sustainability (energy, waste, resources); respect for the land; creativity, simplicity, responsibility, efficiency, beauty.
I'm also a nature guide for local people and for tourists.
The help needed is not about the work I do for money. Helpers that ask in learning about that are anyway welcome.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travellers will learn what concern with works for which they give help. I'm also a naturalistic tour leader, so I can offer what I know about local (edible or not) plants, about this territory, its history and its most beautiful corners. I'll happy if you come to hike with me!
Agricolture: what-to-do mostly follows the season, so write me for more info.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
The guest room with two beds, where two persons or three good friends can sleep.
If busy, it's possible to camp outside the home.
What else ...
Art and music abilities are very welcome. Tell me about your talent.
About food, I usually eat first of all what season offers (wild and cultivated), mostly vegetarian. Tell me if you have restrictions about food.
Dogs and children are not allowed, for safety reasons. There are some half-wild cats that rounds out the home. Tell me if you have pets.
I don't smoke, but it's not a problem if you do it, just not inside the home.
There isn't internet line. If you don't have a device with internet, you can use my mobile when you really need it.
Please tell me about your mobility needs and if you have car, bike or any way to move by your own.
If you travel with public transport, to arrive here you have to reach Noto or Avola (by train or bus) and there I will take you.
Travellers can use their time off to visit Nature Reserves (Vendicari and Cavagrande del Cassibile) and towns, like Avola, Noto or Siracusa. Or maybe simply take a walk by foot or bike or enjoy the peace of the country.
Feel free to ask me more informations, tell me any doubt. Please ask, ask and ask too.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
25hours a week max