Nurture natural Agriculture, Family centered living, and artisan Production in San Saba, along the northern coast of Messina, Sicily. We are a family seeking to live a more natural life through natural farming, allowing native wild plants to flourish along side their cultivated companions. We are looking for people interested in contributing to daily family and farming activities, food and artisan production, and those who want to live life at a slower pace.
Our home is located right across the street from the sea in a small quiet village founded by fishermen. The farm is 3 Km away, in the hills above the coast. There are two bars open during high tourist season and a small market open year round. We are a short drive from the city of Messina and there are many historic sites within an hour or two for history buffs. There are also buses that will take you into the city and trains from Messina that can take you to the rest of Sicily. Depending on where you want to go a car is useful.
In September we will make wine by hand the roman way. October an November will be time to pick olives.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
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We have a passion for learning about native plants, how they can benefit us, and sustainable farming. We are also interested in food and crafting and generally seek to learn how to do everything ourselves.
We need daily help on the farm, which could include planting, harvesting, cleaning a piece of land, helping with the chickens or small building projects. The possibilities are endless! We also welcome anyone who could contribute in the house or loves to create.
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We have a semi-independent apartment with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen available for our guests. There is a common room that could be used for relaxing shared with our family. We have a house full of toys and welcome families with children to play with ours.
We have small children, so we want guests who enjoy a playful, respectful lifestyle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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