Practical and creative help needed in an new born home restaurant and holistic center on the top of the Etna, Sicily.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everyone! I am Flavio an ex-workawayer with few years of experience all around the world as a workawayer with my friend Elizabeth and alone as an explorer. About three years ago I come back in Sicily and I decided to open a holistic eco village in mount Etna with a little home restaurant inside. My idea was to make my life as a day by day travel living in my country :). The holistic part of the project is still a big work in progress which needs a lot of effort and founds. The founds now are taken from the home restaurant part which is growing day by day. This place appears as a big farm-villa under the volcano Etna, 15 km from the top and 20 from the beach, full of trees, a pond with turtles, many playing areas and a lot of space to enjoy nature and play music or just meditate..
    One of the mission is meeting people with a natural and simple view of life and creating connection with ourself truth!

    This is first of all a place where people can enjoy the nature and relax, walking, playing music, cooking, have fun and sharing ideas, talking about how to change the world and imaging new ways of living. We host often clients of the home restaurant and the b&b and less frequently we host events as: yoga, meditation, music and dance therapy, drum circle, flower therapy, massages, conscious walking, food courses...
    You are welcome to be part of all of it!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Come make a difference through our volunteer program!
    The help consists mostly in creating a magical environment with many little projects connected together in order to realize at the end an inspiring farm village, the work also consist in general maintenance of the 3 houses part of the farm and work on the land full of many different plants. Normally at the farm there is me, my friends Agostino and Stefania , Antonio and his family, two cats: Mao and Lumi and a dog: Teo, and usually before an event I work with a crew.
    We need to do some easy carpentry job and we will ask you to take care of the kitchen and clean the country from leaves and take the wood for the fireplace, cleaning the house, put in order the hundreds things in the garage and somewhere else.. Before and after the summer the help is almost completely focused on restoring the farm and cleaning the ground and taking care of the big house, some space is also dedicated to create the scenery of the holistic center and the home restaurant projects which are at the beginning of their life.. So ideas, suggestions and creative works are needed :).

    During the events you would be part of the logistic work to create them.
    During spring and autumn time we will need some help to create a chicken area and a vegetable garden and a TREE HOUSE which needs a lot of new ideas too.. Also we are restoring and creating new playing areas as a boccie field and relaxing areas.

    At this moment I am basically looking for someone who can help with:
    Bricklaying!!---making a chicken's house--- wood working (carpenters) --- gardening!! --- building a teepee using recycling materials--- ----- advertising events through facebook and or google adwords --- website . So please contact if you also have any skills and knowledge with that.



    - IMPORTANT -
    So we offer you a comfortable place to stay, laundry, internet access, many facilities and games.
    We offer also food during your staying here, during your day off or when we go out the food is by your own, you can have one day off every week or more according to the job to do, and in general we are flexible in order to you to let you discover this wonderful island.
    In exchange we ask you 24 hours a week.
    We hope you will appreciate this experience.

    AT THE MOMENT our main focus is on the new born HOME RESTAURANT (we would need some help on this project which needs to be awesome :)!! Also we need help with someone who is able to BUILT any kinds of things like: walls, chicken's house, fences, little bridges ... All the events also needs to be improved through advertising and fundraising.
    We are creating a new vegetable garden and a chicken area for ourself sustainability and we would need people with some experience in one of those fields.

    We prefer a minimum age of: 22 years old.


    Thank you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living at the attic of the house which is comfortable and particular, completely made of wood. The bed is just under the roof :) The room has a great view. The bathroom is just under the room on the 2nd floor (available if there are no bnb guest). There is also a second double room at the 2nd floor with a terrace.. only sometimes available for couples..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    FOR THOSE WHO WANTS TO BE INVOLVED FOR LONGER TERMS:
    We are also looking for a long terms staying volunteer. We look for someone who can be independent, responsible and skilled enough to take care of everything involved in this big piece of land. We will have lots of animals soon, we will built little tents made of wood, we will create a little village here: so we need YOU!
    In exchange we offer the usability of a car (to go anywhere) and a little wood cottage with a Jacuzy inside (not available in the weekends), plus the possibility to take a little part from the incoming of the project. Those plus will be only for the person will fit perfectly in this day by day project and will love to stay here and grow trough this nature lover style.

    ...and at THE END:
    Our idea is to connect everything make us part of our nature of human being and enjoy the life as simple as it is! Without separations.. and with Love! This is an ongoing project which needs you. You can contribute with your energy, your passion and your ideas. We need inspirations and people who want to make a change in this world.
    So many cool things to do: island adventures, market visits in the city, swimming and surfing on the 20km far beach during spring and summer, tree climbing, off roading tours, mountain biking, hiking the volcano Etna (sometimes watching the eruption), horse riding in a close farm, have a tour in a permaculture farm close by, learning how to make a great pizza in a real stone oven, playing plenty of different instruments like cajon, drum, cello, guitar, piano, saxophone, bongos... We have playing areas with slack line, ping pong, volley.. We make this place fun and relaxing at the same time, because that is the type of people we are and we have the large open space to do it!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    24 hours a week

three volunteers at work with enthusiasm and strength!
Giada our longest term volunteer presents her amazing veg food! Brava Giada :)
A little part of our home restaurant
Helpers at work :)
Me and my friend playing cajon and bass during an event of "yoga e blues"
presentation in public - I am a bit nervous :)
Your accomodation in the attic of the big house
drum circle and dance
part of the living room
The Etna during the last eruption

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