Help us create a self-sufficient family life in the Sicilian countryside, Ragusa, Italy

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Italia

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    Última actividad

    22/09/2021

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  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are are a family: Irene and Daniele, our children Selene (2011) and Giulio (2013) and some other nice animal friends (at the moment our dog Pioppo, 3 cats, some hens, a "half-singing" cock and a couple of running ducks. After some years around, we decided to live in a small house in the Sicilian countryside, trying to produce our own organic food when possible and to enjoy nature and simplicity. The house is very small but it's surrounded by a nice garden, rich of fruit trees, plants, an orchard and we have access both to the wilderness, crossing an alive bridge on Irminio river (fresh to bath in, during summertime...) and to the Baroque charm of Ragusa Ibla, "climbing" a little hill (15 minutes walking). We are not isolated but part of a little village: we chat and socialize with our different neighbors almost everyday...good manners and respect for common life are a must.

    Besides everyday countriside and home tasks, Irene is working part-time with a nice organic agricolture and community project (LeGallineFelici), while Dani is growing his dream of becoming a bee-keeper.
    Our production is mainly for self sussistance..

    We have a long experience in hosting friends and couchsurfing, but now it's the moment for us to share the efforts together with the joys with our guests!

    We would prefer minimum 1 week stays, but we're waiting for changing our mind

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We'll be glad to share with you what we are learning everyday, living our apparently simple life: producing some necessities, from food (ah, italian food...!) to furnishings, knowing our special territory (we love to trek in the nature and we found many little treasures we''ll be happy to show to adventurers!) and community.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We need help specially in our everyday tasks, both in the garden, depending on the season (planting, watering, harvesting, processing food, preparing land for the orchard, pruning, making wood for the fire and the oven, caring for animals) and in the house (keeping clean, cooking, making bread every 10 days...). We would appreciate help with our children care, too.
    We have a nice group of friends, hoping to change the world starting from our gardens, and we meet twice a months to share intensive job turning in our respective places...it can be that you will have the plasure to join us in one of these collective work days!
    Since march 2021, we are carring on a shared garden together with 2 other friends and we're working intensively on it almost once a week plus some little caring every day. Helping with this activity will be one of our guest's task
    Moreover there are some projects we are working on and we'll be happy to share with the right people: building a tree house, a compost toilet, a bookcase and a solar dryer, transforming our water tank in a little bio-lake, find a way to use wisely our little space and restore our camper. Since Selene is dreaming to have a horse, helping to find a way to organize for hosting one would be very welcome!
    If you want you could help with beekeeping, too, but depending on your experience and Dani's timetables.
    In special periods we could be committed to harvest products (olives, almonds, carobes, hazelnuts...) somewhere else and you will be wellcome if the conditions permit it
    We ask you to work around 25 hours per week, with flexible timetables: we live a quite messy life!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    For the moment, we can host you in a tent in the garden, or exceptionally in our van on the road. We are building a tree house, that is not ready yet, but if you appreciate the idea, helping in building it could be your first job! we have a common open air kitchen and we share our bathroom inside the house (untill the compost toilet is ready). If there are rainy or cold days, don't worry: we also have a couch, even if it's not the best for your - and our - privacy...

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are 2 km away from Ragusa Ibla (where urban buses from Ragusa stops frequently), very closed to Ragusa Ibla train station, but unluckly the trains (Siracusa-Noto-Modica-Ragusa) are stopping there only in the weekends of the high season...there are very little buses (going to Noto or Catania), stopping there, but only if you waive visibly...walking home from Ragusa can be very nice, but the opposite way, uphill, is quite hard, specially in the summer sunshine. If our plans fit with yours, we could pick you up to Ibla or Ragusa, but we ask you to consider to try to be autonomous as much as you can.
    if you think some mosquitoes can be annoying for you (not for us), don't forget a repellent, couse sometimes there are many and we don't use it.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    To be agreed. If they suite with a male dog, cats, hens and children... And we have a rule, valide for our animals too: not at home!

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 621459768363