Help me develop my life project, Noto, SE Sicily, Italy

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    Last activity

    17/11/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Sebastiano, age 37, developing my life project, where I live.

    [I need help in October, November and December.]

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    What-to-do mostly follows the season.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 ...

    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.

    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

Host ref number: 449631795274