Familiy everyday life and unschooling Sicily, Italy

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Micòl (50), Arturo (17), Cosimo (14)and Amir (7).


    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 the pyshiology of the birth and to experiment non directive education.

    I work as a doula and I spend some 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.

    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.
    That's why I ask you to use a compost toilet and an external shower where the water is recycled.
    I sometimes ask also to use external kitchen being sometimes hard to fulfill my little one needs of calm and rest when people are around.
    We want to host people:
    -who understand that we are sharing the house so 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 live with 2 dogs and a cat at the moment

    PLEAS APPLY ONLY IF YOU READ EVERYTHING EXPECIALLY THE REQUEST FOR THE WORK OF THE PERIOD

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    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

    Staying with the little one while I'm working.

    Help with the everydays chores as cleaning the house; maintaining the garden cleaned.

    Using techonolgy for creating beautiful unschooling moments

    If you have a particular ability specify it when apply.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm willing to learn modern greek so I'm very happy to host persons from greece

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can use the camper in the garden

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    We expect 5 hours a day with flexiblity from both sides, max 25 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 943645926647

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