West Sicily (Trapani Province): walking with my two dogs and some work in the land (ONLY COUPLE PLEASE)

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  • Description

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    Hi, I'm Francesco, I'm a naturalist/ornithologist and I'm 40 years old. I live in the province of Trapani on the west side of Sicily. The place is wonderful because it is very close to many famous places like Castellammare del Golfo, San Vito Lo Capo and the Segesta Temple. The house is in the countryside, surrounded by nature. If you live in a big city and want to escape for a while, you will thoroughly enjoy this place.

    I need help cleaning and maintaing the land around my home. I have 80 olive trees below my home and several fruit trees above the house. (Lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, prune, apple, pomegranate, pear, apple, peach, etc.)

    I'm a very polite and friendly person, and I like to meet people from all over the world to have a cultural exchange.
    In the past I have travelled with Workaway too, so I know how beautiful it is to stay with local people and share knowledge and emotions. I like simple life and try to be self-sufficient. The location of my house is very silent, so if you want read, meditate, and have some peace, this is a good place for you.

    As I told you I'm a naturalist and I'm on the board of directors of a nature center just 1 km from my house. Our principal mission is teaching kids for a better understanding of our natural environment. In this center we have many guests (scout troops, nearby schools, etc.) and we offer different kinds of courses: yoga, traditional bread and cheese-making, etc. So if you are interested, it would be nice if you could teach something to the children: English lessons, working in the forest, excursions, picking mushrooms and wild plants for cooking, or any other knowledge you may have to offer. We have many ideas and we need some help.

    You will have the chance to meet many people. Sicilian people are very friendly, and I’m sure you will feel like a member of the family.

    Sometimes I need to monitor raptor’s (bird) nests, so if you want, you are welcome to join me and my friends on tour. We can go with my Jeep and having also some trips on the top of the mountains.

    I like to speak English, but, of course, if you want to improve your Italian, or even study it, you are more than welcome.
    The work is not hard - don’t worry! And when you are tired, you can have a rest.
    You will have your personal room in the same house where I live. It's comfortable and very calm. We are only 500m from the village.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteer can learn how to live with small things, how prepare pizza, pasta, biscuits, use the wild plants, the contact with nature, hearing the smell of wild flowers and wacthing our beautiful nature.
    I can help u with your Italian if u want improve it, during the free time i can show you the best place of West Sicily, Natural reserve and uncontamined place.

  • Help

    Help

    I need someone to help me to clean my land, my house and for the naturalistic-center. I like talk in english but of course if you want improve your italian or even study it, your are more than welcome, i like it.
    The help needed is not hard don't worry, and when you are tired you can have a rest.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    ITALIAN AND ENGLISH

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your personal room in the same house where i live, it's confortable and very calm, no noise, we are only 500 mt far from the village but here we are in the wood.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The places you can visit are: Castellammare del Golfo, Zingaro reserve, Saline di Trapani, Monte Cofano,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Archeological site of Segesta, 7 min far from the house
Zingaro Reserve, 20 min far from the house
Map of Zingaro reserve
This is the forest where is situated the Center, i live just 1 km away from it
This is the house and the land, i have more of 30 species of trees, olive-trees, orange-trees, banano-trees and more













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