Looking for help with tourists, house and garden maintenance in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy



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    PLEASE: Read all my profile!

    Please...write to me ONLY IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED in the available period and if your skills fit to my profile.
    Don't email me if you are not interested!!!!

    Hi, my name is Armando, I'm 57 years old and live in Zafferana, in the protected area of ​​Etna’s Regional Park. My home is surrounded by the forest, and has an amazing view, but it’s only 1 km away from the city center. Zafferana is located between Catania and Taormina and it’s chosen as a base for those who want to visit Mount Etna.
    I work with an online rental platform, renting two rooms of the house for tourists.
    I have a garden and a small orchard and vegetable garden where I grow fruits, and vegetables for self consumption.
    I love mountain, the sea, trekking, cooking, and antique furniture restoration. I'm an active person who likes "doing".

    I am looking for volunteers that are open minded, friendly, clean, tidy, and who can make tourists feel welcome.

    Volunteers with the sole purpose of vacation are NOT welcomed.



  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will be surprised by Etna's landscape. Huge arid lands, devoid of any form of vegetation.
    In addition you'll discover organic farming methods, culture, history of Sicily, and enjoy the flavors and smells of the typical Sicilian kitchen.

  • Ayuda


    - Help with tourists (English knowledge is needed): Breakfast preparation, guest room cleaning, tidying up, ironing, etc.
    - Help prepare jams, tomato preserves and vegetables.
    - Help around the house: cleaning, tidying up, help with cooking, etc.
    - Help with the garden: Cutting the grass, hoeing, pruning, harvesting fruit and vegetables, general vegetable garden and orchard maintenance. The work requires patience, but it’s not really hard in terms of physical effort.
    - Help me practising my English.

    NOTE: From April to October, work is mainly focused on helping with tourists, but the other chores can also be requested. The rest of the year it will be more focused on the garden and house maintenance.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Italian: Fluido
    English: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    During the tourist season ( from March to November) Bathroom and shared room.
    The house is has wifi in every room. 3 meals a day are included.
    In your free time you can organize your time as you wish.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Zafferana is famous for production of honey and a festival taking place every Sunday of October, called “Ottobrata”.
    Town is connected to Catania by public bus that runs almost every hour, and that takes around one hour. There are also some public buses running to Acireale and Giarre, but with less frequency. Note that on Sunday and holidays buses don’t run.
    The house is located 600 away from the bus stop.
    In your free time you can relax in the garden or at the terrace with a fabulous view over the town, the lonian sea, Taormina and even Calabria. You can also visit beautiful town of Zafferana, walk in the woods or visit nearby towns by bus.
    Zafferana has supermarkets, pharmacies, ATMs, etc.

  • 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.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    4 hours a day 5 days a week. Two free days a week of your choice. I am flexible with the schedule and we can arrange it together.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 974684382187