Help out around our organic farm on the Sicily hills, Italy

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Italy

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    23/01/2021

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Organic farm on the Sicily hills.

    We have a farm on the Sicilian hills, looking on the sea side from the top. We have animals to take care and fruit plant, vinyard, olive tree and vegetable garden.
    The farm is not a commercial farm, we use all the products for family use, and, if is the right time that the fruits are ready, for the volunteers to taste them.
    Usually we need help for the "Vendemmia" (Grape piking and wine making all in the traditional way), that is at the end of September.
    At moment is the olive season, so we need help for the picking and to experince the making of olive oil.

    We offer a place to sleep in the house situated 12 km from the farm. We go to the farm by car or depend of the task to do there we are camping at the farm.

    When We are staying in the house at the sea side there is the possibility to give some help in the house for painting, building, etc.
    If you have some special skills or projects that you like to propose and start you are very welcome to do it.
    We are open to any suggestions to improve the place and make it more confortable to everyone will come :)

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    PS: At this time we can offer just accomodation, and you will have an appartmernt where you can stay, where you have a kitchen to use, and you have to provide for the food for yourself.
    The appartement is to share with the other workawayer, is a big open space, there is separation to have privacy with courtins.
    Most of the time we will ask 3 hours help per day or if you prefere do more and have some day off that is fine with us, you can organize your time as you like according to the task to do.
    When we will do a special project we can require more hours per day but that is when we will provide food as well and then depend of how many houser you can have days off.
    We can discuss everything and find the right balance and find best solution for everyone.

    Usually even in the farm season we are very relaxing, becouse the task has to be fun :).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    You will enjoy nature at its best and you will work in a relaxing way. In your time off you can visit the magnific storic centre the Alì or go to trekking in the mountain behind the village and much more this when we are coming or you can walk long the beach and if the weather is goo swimming in the beautiful sea of Sicily. We are at 15km from Taormina that it is easy to reach by train or bus.

  • Help

    Help

    SOME PROJECT THAT WE ARE WORKING ON.

    Please specify clearly in your message if you would like to be part of this project.

    Offering from few days to one week or more camping adventure on the land, to do some cleaning around the property (remove weed, burning branches, cutting tree branches.
    The place is on the valley in front of the village, with chestnut tree, almonds tree, walnut tree, olive tree and some other fruit tree (figs, apricot, cherry).
    There is tent available and a camping shower and a toilet are available, cooking place.
    We will take everything very easy, helping few hours, take a walk to see around the land, relax on the hamaca, work a bit more, cooking the food (we are going to cook all the food in open fire that we will make ourself).
    We probably will spend one of to days in the house at the village to have some nice shower and relax in a normal bed.

    PS:If you are interested and like more information write to me mentioning that you are intestested in the "Camping Special Project"

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation in a shared apartment with other workaway.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When just accomodation will be provvided: 2-3 hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week (or rather 15-18 hours per week - some days full, some days part time, some days free, depending on the period and on the works and how you like to organize your time...)
    With food and accomodation: 5 hours per day, 5 days per week (or rather 25 hours per week - some days full, some days part time, some days free, depending on the period and on the works and how you like to organize your time...)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day just accomodation

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