Learn more about permaculture on the slopes of mt. Etna, Italy



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  • Description


    In the middle of the Alcantara gorges, on the slopes of mt. Etna and watching the old village Castiglione di Sicilia, our place was built.
    Our place is a villa of the nineteenth century, abandoned over the years and recently restoration has begun. And now there's a farmer back, and it's me Giovanni, from Bologna but with south Italian roots. I discovered permaculture in Casamance, Senegal, and I really felt in love with and decided to start here.
    If you like nature, farm, healthy life, silence, music, sociability, solitude... If you love life come and share with us!

    I'm currently looking for volunteers with specific skills such as carpentry, building, plastery, gardening.

    We generally require very hard working people!

    Beautiful people living in a small jungle paradise on the Alcantara River.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    Permaculture, organic garden, beekeeping, music, circus and Sicilian culture. All tribes are welcome!

  • Help


    A part of admiring the landscape and living a rural life we will take care of the organic garden, beekeeping, tomatoes datterini plantation, pecheas, cooked wine and other products.
    Take care of Alfio, Amparo and Talpa, our dog, cats and chickens.
    And of course daily house works. No time to get bored!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Haitian Creole: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Between tomato plantation and pecheas trees there is a lovely fully equipped camper van, with a big bed and a small one for children. We will provide to everyday food. Share cooking will be awesome!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is in the middle of the countryside between Francavilla di Sicilia and Castiglione di Sicilia. 2km from Francavilla. Around here there is so much to see, visit and enjoy. 300metres from Alcantara river! Not very easy solutions with public transports but connected with Catania, Fontanarossa Airport.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 563966781771