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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.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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 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
English and Italian
Yurt, with your private outdoor bathroom, the food is provided every day (3 meals) and generally we enjoy preparing and eating together!
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week