We are Micòl (46), Arturo (14), Cosimo (11)and Amir (4).
We believe that , as Michel Odent stated, "You cannot change the world if you don't change the childbirth" and we suggest also the way of educating children.
So our almost wild land is a supporting space for women children and men to reconnect with Mother Earth and to experiment non directive education.
I worked as a doula and I would spend a lot of my time unschooling my kids i.e. playing exploring and similar.My dream is that my small piece of land becomes a beautiful garden full of flowers,fruits and secret spots where to hide in peace.
I work as Usborne Indipendent Organiser so I participate and organise events as storytelling, workshops, in schools, festivals and so on to sell books and take contacts for future works.
We live in a small and simple house in the hill on Cassibile, 10km from siracusa, near the "Riserva Naturale di Cavagrande del Cassibile".
Details of the works we would like to do are below.Apart from this we consider 'cleaning' something that is on everyone who lives the house.
We have water only from the rain so we ask to our hosts to be very careful in using it.
We like to travel and we love to share with other people our experiences.We love to host the world in our family also because we are an unschooling family so we are grateful that our kids can learn from life and not from the books.
We want to host people:
-who understand that we are sharing the house so we prepare the meals and we clean common spaces together or with turns
- who tries to respect and use carefully food, water, electricity by not wasting them
Italian speakers are very much welcomed from my kids!!!
We don't smoke and prefer to host no smokers.
Bring your musical instrument if you play....we need you so much!!!
We are very curious about other cultures so we will be glad if you want to share our life when not working and at the same time we will manage to give you your free and independent time.
PLEAS APPLY ONLY IF YOU READ EVERYTHING EXPECIALLY THE REQUEST FOR THE WORK OF THE PERIOD
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We like to involve the workers in all aspects of our life....acting really as a family so I guess this can be a good experience for both parts
I'm a single mum with 3 kids so I really need that the person who comes is able to perform the work requested.I know that everyone has his/her cultural luggage to share and creativity is a good thing but I wasted a lot of time and money and energy with persons coming with no will of understanding our needs.
WORKS OF THE PERIOD
At the moment the thing I need most is someone who helps me with the maintenance of the house and for staying with the little one while I'm working.
wood for the winter
maintenance of the paths
help with my online bussiness (if you have a specific skills....like as nice photos, flyers,marketing stategies, social media strategies)
If you have a particular ability specify it when apply.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
Please contact them directly for more information.
The most of the time you have a private room. In the summer it happens that I can rent the room so you can use my old van to stay.
Access to the natural park of" cavagrande del cassibile".(walking by home)
10 minutes for the nearest beach (by car).
buses for Siracusa and Noto.We live 5 km from the bus stop.We can lift you there or better we can organize our activities to move only once a day with the car (maybe less).
you can enjoy the beach also in winter, baroque architecture in Noto Scicli Modica (UNESCO site).
Ancient Greek culture in Siracusa.
In siracusa and Catania everything typical of the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We expect 5 hours a day with flexiblity from both sides, max 25 hours, 5 days a week