Help with the olive and almonds harvest in Sicily, Italy

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  • Description


    Hi i am from London, i have been living between london and Sicily for the past 10 years. i bought the property as a project and have been renovating it whilst also managing the land. i have approximately 4 acres of olive and almond trees which i maintain and harvest each year i work in london for a few weeks of the year as a social worker, the rest of the time i am working the land and finishing off the building works on the house.

    i have been a vegetarian for many years, i am happy to prepare a vegetarian evening meal. if people wish to cook meat, i am happy for this but ask that you cook this yourself.

    Noto is a loverly old town full of Sicilian character. the farm is aprox 3 km form the town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Language practice
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Experience in the process of harvesting olives and almonds
    Experience in building techniques and general maintenance
    experiencing the rural lifestyle of southern Sicily and enjoyment of the local beaches

  • Help


    hi i need some general help with the harvest (olives and almonds) each year this is from the end of July to October, also managing pruning the trees. I also require help with building / construction works, and garden clearance / maintenance.
    as stated above i am in Sicily throughout the year with a few weeks when i return to the UK.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    The property is in the countryside approximately 3 km from the town of Noto and a couple of Km from the beach. there is a local nature reserve with some amazing beaches.
    Unfortunately there is no public transport from the farm to Noto however i am happy to take workers into town / beach on an agreed basis
    The main farmhouse is now completed, the accommodation is within the farmhouse with the owner. There are a couple of outhouses which i am in the process of renovating. there is approximatly 4 acres of land
    there is a spare bedroom with a double bed so happy for couples to stay. there is also a separate room with a bed settee if needed.
    usual kitchen, dining room and 2 bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Noto is an old Baroque town, it has many bars, cafe's and restaurants with good entertainment. Noto has a good bus and train service, the loverly town of Siracusa is only 30 minuets away by bus or train, Ragusa is approximately 1 hour away. My property is on the edge of a nature reserve with excellent beaches and snorkelling.

    i am happy to collect people form Noto bus station

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 826246261718

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