Forest and botanical garden in La Timpa, Italy

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Italy

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    19/09/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome, we are Enrico and Gioia, living on a farm based on a permaculture vision. The land is located in such a beautiful area surrounded by the nature reserve 'La Timpa' with views of the volcanic coastline and Etna.
    We have a dog, a cat, tortoises and busy bees, also on the land there are wild bees that have moved in, the forest garden is rich in diversity with plants and trees from all around the world.

    We love healthy, seasonal and genuine food and we enjoy to cook and have all the meal together!
    * NO CHEMICAL PRODUCTS ALLOWED, BRING NATURAL PRODUCTS (soaps, toothpaste)

    P.S.: Please bring some of your local food (we prefer organic), if you want to share with us the culture of your place!
    (Gioia go crazy for chocolate and Enrico traditional food from your place)

    From September Enrico starts teaching at the music school in Catania in the afternoon (he's a percussionist)
    Gioia starts the harvest period of Olive, herbs and dried fruit.


    ** The closest airport is Catania Fontanarossa, you can take the bus in the airport to Catania train Station and then take the train to Guardia / S. Venerina. We'll come to pick you up in that train station.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    traditional music from south Italy, drums and frame drum teaching, Italian language, singing, permaculture, healthy eating, balancing work with enjoying the Sicilian relaxed life style, going swimming, sun bathing, nice walks.

  • Help

    Help

    HELP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
    around the forest and botanical gardens, in the vegetable garden, and with general daily chores such as cooking, cleaning and washing up. Maybe also some wood working.

    HELP FOR SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER:
    - prepare winter garden, to plant, sow.
    - harvest hazelnuts, olives, pistachio (maybe), herbs, seeds, flowers, leaves.
    - plant trees

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Yurt, with your private outdoor bathroom, the food is provided every day (3 meals) and generally we enjoy preparing and eating together!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very close to the sea, in the area of Santa Tecla, we are at the foot of Etna the Volcano. There is wonderful nature to explore. Play music together, good talking, relax!

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

View from natural reserve la Timpa
our beloved Gioia
The Busy Bees area
views of Volcano Etna
home sweet home
one of the veg gardens
the eco pool almost ready!







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