Help in building an eco-friendly, off-grid, sustainable space, to experience nature and traditional cultivation in Sicily, Italy

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    This farm perfectly fits for those who love nature and wants to experiment what is living far from the city but not very far for a small village, on a local farm, into the hills, in a secluded place with a sustainable living vision. We are passionate about nature, in the process of creating a sustainable living space by utilizing traditional cultivation techniques, protecting the trees that surrounds us and helping nature to regenerate itself.

    We leave for few months year off-grid in the land that we will take care and try to grow, anything that we can plant, and we will take care of the olive tree and the vineyard and fruit tree that are already there.
    We stay in tents most of the time during these few months to be able to establish a really contact with the nature.
    We try to use most of the natural material, when possible, found around the farm for the build of what is necessary.
    The season start with the cleaning of the land from grass and bad weed and collection of wood for the fire in the evening.
    Then we will go to the grape harvesting to make wine and just after that the olive picking to make olive oil.
    We do everything in the traditional way, when is possible :), without use of big machine.

    Spotlight of the place: watching the sunrise from the seaside and sunset above the mountains, look at the stars with no light pollution.

    The nearest village is at 20min walk distance and the sea side is at 35min walk distance, small river at 40min walk distance.

    At moment we are on a quest for different personalities and skills:
    1) We are looking for volunteers to make this place more amazing in 2020.
    2) Long term stays are preferable. But it is open for discussion, convince us 😊. It worked already several time 😊. Teach us about your skills and we will certainly consider your proposal. We love to learn.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience how the work was done in the land in a traditional and eco-friendly way, using traditional method. Explore beautiful beaches, nature, and amazing Italian food.
    Experince the living in a rural village with the everyday life.

  • Help

    Help

    At moment we are on a quest for different personalities and skills:
    1) We are looking for volunteers to make this place more amazing in 2020.
    2) Long term stays are preferable. But it is open for discussion, convince us 😊. It worked already several time 😊. Teach us about your skills and we will certainly consider your proposal. We love to learn.

    Works to do:
    - Clean the land for grass and bad weed
    - Collecting and cutting wood for the evening.
    - Making an outside shower for the volunteers, wits sun heating power, and a bathroom, for more comfort for you
    - Making a dome for the land equipment.
    - Making a green house
    - Waste water management for garden work.
    - Road repairs

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The farm is at 15min walk distance from a smal village where is possible to buy grocery, there is a Bar a smal restaurant and a petrol station.

    The accomodation at the farm will be in a tent.
    A small tent just for you or a big tent to share. All depend on how many volunteers there are at that time.
    Outdoor shower, sun heated.
    Please bring Eco-friendly soap/shampoo/detergent, as we cannot supply these items.
    We use all the recycled water that we use for the garden.
    You will need your own sleeping bag and work gloves due to hygienic reasons.
    We can provide extra blankets or extra sleeping bag.


    We can't provvide food, volunteers have to provvide from their own.
    There is shops at 15min walk or bogger shops at 35min walk.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Spotlight of the place: watching the sunrise from the seaside and sunset above the mountains, look at the stars with no light pollution.

    The nearest village is at 20min walk distance and the seaside is at 35min walk distance, small river at 40min walk distance.

    Hiking all around the hills, the view is spectacular

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week - no meals

Host ref number: 883441634274