Help out on the land in our Permaculture retreat in Sicily, Italy



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    I am British and my wife is Sicilian, Italian. We have a permaculture project on the go. Our land is 17 acres with a river and mountains. Near the Madonia national Park. Its in a valley and 5 minutes by car from the village of Lascari, 7 Minutes to the sea and 15 minutes from the town of Cefalu.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Help


    We need general help with our land. Planting, weed clearance, building, picking and planting fruit (spring) and vegetables (mainly winter months) and olives (October/November), cooking ,general maintenance, cutting wood, constructing dry walls. swale digging, tree planting. Trail clearing. Help looking after a dog, cats ,gold fish and donkeys.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Winter Oct - March (Weather depending) : Guest House (if available) otherwise main house with us, both with heating and hot water.

    Summer April - September (Weather depending) : Tents will be provided, outside showers with hot water and compost toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Neighbourhood:

    Closet Village: Lascari

    The historic town of Cefalu, with many shops, restaurants, pasticceria's, boulevard at the sea (Lungomare), terraces and its famous ice cream is 15 minutes drive (8 km).
    From the house the large and quiet beach between Lascari and Campofelice is easy reached (10 minutes drive). Trips can be arranged.
    Getting Around
    The traveling time from the airport Punta Raisi in Palermo is 1 hour and 15 minutes by car. Also there is a train from the airport to Palermo Central Station, and to the train station of Lascari. From the Catania airport it is 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. Please be aware at the moment the Catania – Palermo motorway is closed (check before travelling). At both airports there is car rental available. Lascari has a railway station pick up can be booked upon request.

    House Rules
    We respect nature, animals and each other.
    No smoking is allowed in the Guest house or house.
    Please respect the space as your own.

  • 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

  • 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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