Help with Eco-project and restoring our new yoga urban retreat in Catania, Italy




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    My name is Gaetano,
    I'm a Journalist (I am the Head of the communication Office of the Sicilian Civil Protection department) ecoattivist, I love spirituality and party!
    I live in Catania, an amazing sunny lively city in Sicily, with nice beaches and parties.

    I love to travel and host international people, getting to know new cultures has always been fascinating to me.

    Since 2008 I host people from all around the world because I used to run a school of Italian languages, a classic wooden boat and now I want to open a bed and breakfast that I will become a Urban yoga retreat.

    I have an "open family" with my partner and we have 2 beautiful daughters.

    The project you will be involved is linked with a vision of life called Eco-Mutualism, a change of mentality to create positive performance to the planet, renewable energies and SaveSoil are the main objects of our mission.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    >>In exchange for your help.
    You will receive accomodation but above all an exchange to all my project who are linked with Civil Protection activities, videotalks, I am also active as volunteer for savesoil “conscious planet” sadhguru campaing.
    I believe that If you arrived to me there is a meaning and we can join our energies and vibes to make this world a better place.

  • Help


    2 Enthusiastics and responsible volunteers who are willing to help with a web based and in presence initiatives I am involved in - all of which make the world a better place.

    We are looking mostly for couple and friends, cool and open minded. We prefer Volunteers with photo & Facebook verification.

    Editing, social media management and web marketing skills are plus welcome but now we need practical interests such as art craftwork, general building maintenance, painting, gardening and cleaning for our new home.

    A couple of examples of these initiatives are: photo, interviews, stories or a Youtube reels to inspire people to make a positive difference in the world and a music club for singers. Some of the skills that would be useful to these projects are:-

    - Web Development (Wordpress experience)
    - Backend Developer
    - Graphic Design and Photoshopping
    - Film Editing (Advanced skill level in Adobe Premiere and After Effects)
    - Writing and editing

    I could also use a bit of help around my home, such as:

    - Handyman and painting (walls inside a house)
    - Trimming Trees
    - Gardening/Cleaning/Home Duties

    You must:-
    - Have a good work ethic and be able to help unsupervised and be able to use your initiative.
    - Take pride in your work.
    - Be a willing volunteer.
    - Be tidy and clean up after yourself.

    There will be a set time each day (mostly starting in the afternoon) for you to perform your volunteering. There can be some flexibility with this, if needed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    The house we are restoring is in the Centre of Catania (via morosoli Catania), besides Villa Bellini City Garden. There are other 2 rooms fo volunteers and for me, my friends and my family (sometimes they stay there) and a beautiful sicilian garden.

    You will not be involved on helping the builders on restoring the apartment but a help sometimes can be appreciated.
    You will have:

    - a private room (not yet restored)
    - a shared bathroom with shower
    - use of kitchen for meal preparation
    - use the garden for yoga asanas or for freindly meetings and parties!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Catania is located between the Etna and the jonian sea in Italy (Catania, Sicily) . Places nearby are beachs, rock cliffs, and Via etnea, the main street of Catania. You can discover also Syracuse and Taormina by bus or train, or you can join my friend at our international Facebook Group "Catania Social" whenever you want ;)

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 5 days a week

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