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Sebastiano, age 37, developing my life project, where I live.
[I need help in June, July, August and September.]
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.
About the project, actually in a beginning phase.
Main goal is to be a place where 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); where to practice organic farming for the sale; a space where local and everywhere people can stay, for little or long time, sharing knowledge, stories, art or simply good time. Why not, we also wants to become a working showcase of good ideas.
Without forgetting that 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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Travellers will learn what concern with works for which they give help. I can offer what I know about local (edible or not) plants, about this territory, its history and its most beautiful and natural corners (I use to hike in free days). I'm also part of the local group of Permaculture, a good way for the travellers to contact other hosts and to know other travellers.
What-to-do mostly follows the seasons. In April and May (spring) the main works are: taking care of summer garden, pruning (lemons and olive tree), building henhouse, weeding, thornes elimination. If you like to cook or clean in the home, you can do it.
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.
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.
I use to hike to natural places in free days and go out to the town in free night: you can join me if you like it.
Travellers can use their time off to visit Nature Reserves (Vendicari and Cavagrande del Cassibile) and towns, like Avola, Noto or Siracusa.
Feel free to ask me more informations, tell me any doubt.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25hours a week max