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Welcome, I'm Enrico, 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.
I 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 and seeds, if you want to share the culture of your place!
** 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.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsFarmstay helpHelp with Eco ProjectsHelp around the houseAnimal CareArt Projects
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
traditional music from south Italy, drums and frame drum teaching, Italian language, singing, permaculture, balancing work with enjoying the Sicilian relaxed life style, going swimming, sun bathing, nice walks.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
Tent, with your private outdoor bathroom, the food is provided every day and generally I enjoy preparing and eating together!
What else ...
I'm very close to the sea, in the area of Santa Tecla, at the foot of Etna the Volcano. There is wonderful nature to explore. Play music together, good talking, relax!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Accuracy of profile:
Accomodation - in a cosy caravan/yurt.
Food - amazing, homegrown, bio.
Work - diverse - from gardening - weeding, planting, binding, picking up the veggies, preparing the ground for the next seeding/planting; cleaning and working in the kitchen - preparing the meals, going food-shopping… read more
Staying at Lucia and Enrico's was amazing! The place is gorgeous, simple yet luxuriant, quiet yet fully vibrant. We had so much fun! I helped Enrico in the garden: cutting, pruning, digging, planting and much more! I helped Lucia in some daily tasks, and sometimes taking care of the children.
The Family welcomed me with an open… read more
I helped around the house(yurt) with cleaning and cooking, occasionally babysitting, but the main brunt of the work was helping with the construction of their house and helping in the garden either by weeding, planting… read more
They are generous,… read more
The place is a little paradise… read more