Come to Sicily and help with picking olives near Mount Etna



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    hello, my name is Francesco (keko for friends) live in Viagrande, a village on the slopes of Etna, 15 km from Catania (Sicily, Italy) with two dogs - Honey and Alma -. I live in a rustic house, with the availability to take care of the surrounding countryside and particularly about 2 hectares of olive grove (400 trees).

    Who wants to come and pick olives?

    I'm definitely committed itself until 25 November .... and then there anyway to prune, hoe, trimming of lawn, etc .... You can sleep on a sofa in the living room and spend with those who come to help me free time between trips, and sharing of my friends.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • 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
  • Help


    Who visit this site will guess the availability of adaptation needed and the right spirit.

    I do not ask much, if education and mutual respect, goodwill and sympathy!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    sofa in the the summer the garden is an open home, may be is sufficient a tent :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Some of the best feature of Catania's area
    •The Baroque architecture, mainly in the centre

    •Every morning, except Sundays, two fascinating markets are held:
    - a large fish market in a beautiful setting off Piazza del Duomo
    - a bustling food and clothes market off Via Etnea

    •Mount Etna, which has reshaped the city several times

    •The kiosks which act as social area for the locals by selling refreshments, such as coffee, Lemoncello or popular unique drinks such as "seltz al limone" (soda water with fresh-squeezed lemon juice) or "mandarino al limone" (soda water with tangerine syrup AND fresh-squeezed lemon juice).

    •The Elephant Fountain, from the 17th century, in Piazza Duomo

    •La Plaja, sandy beaches south of the city along the bay.

    •The Riviera dei Ciclopi, a rocky, volcano coast north of the city, stretching almost to Taormina

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4/5 hours is sufficient ...sometimes less... or more(free choice) :-)

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