Help me with projects that can give life again to my house in Adrano, Sicily, Italy



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    Hello, I am sicilian, I was born in Switzerland. I use to travel around Italy and I lived in Catania, Rome, Brescia, Trento. I have studied as archaeologist. I love travelling, people, several cultures, nature and I hope I can mix and share all my different experiences by meeting new people in my house in Sicily.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I travelled and met many persons. as archaeologist, i can suggest you many places to visit, sometimes we can also plan some trip together. I can teach you italian, we can sing traditional songs, experience pottery hand making (sometimes I organize workshops with children).
    Starting march many trees are already in flowers in Sicily, landscapes are beautyful, sunny days can be warm and food is one of things that people never forget after their visit in our beautyful island.

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    Skills with builduing will be appreciate and I will give priority to people that own them and can organize their own work because I would love to:
    - put away the wall paper and maybe paint the wall of some room.
    - Some of external wall need maintanance works.
    - Raise some border limits using a vegetal henge.
    - build a barbecue and a natural (wood) cover for cars
    - build a oven/kiln
    People with experience in architecture or interior desing would be helpful to suggest some ideas for restoring the house.

    I need to take care of the house after several years it has been closed and there will be some works to do as:
    - taking care of garden, plant some flowers.
    - change something in the house, taking care of walls from humidity,
    - help with cooking,
    - cleaning the house, cleaning the terrace.
    - fixe some broken things (shower in the garden, electricity, windows damper...).

    We would welcome a single or couple if you come with skills, willingness to help.
    I will be flexible. So I would love to decide together, listen also to your suggestions.

    My real mission is to bring that house to life again!
    I have 2 dogs. I still don't know but I could probably be busy in prepararing an exam. In this case I would love some help to clean and cook while I am studying or I am away.
    In July and august could be very hot. So we can also plan to go to the sea.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant

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  • Hébergement


    Private or shared rooms. A have a single room with 1 bed and a double room. 2 wc and 1 shower.
    No smoke in the house and no abuse of alcohol.
    Since we are not in the centre I would prefer people not come late at night. House cannot be considered as a B&B.
    We offer a place where sharing, enjoying, learning, in change of help for working at the house and the garden. I can provide food for meals and we can cook together.
    I can also teach you too cook some typical sicilian receipt.
    Please share with me how you would love to plan the rest of the day.
    Please don't send me request about moving your RESIDENCE on my address because I can't accept them.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Having or renting a car is suggested because the house is not in the historical centre. There are bus station well connected with Catania. A close small train stop is available (it makes a typical tour of the Vulcano - littorina). (circumetnea - FCE).
    When possible we can also make some trips by sharing fees for the car and for the gas.
    Etna hiking are suggested. Beaches are in Catania (Plaia).
    Adrano. River: Simeto, Ponte dei Saraceni (just by car).
    Volcano Etna: excursions to old and new craters (Nicolosi, Linguaglossa).
    Sea: closer beach are in Catania (sand or rocks) 37,7 Km; 40 minutes by car.
    Siracusa, 90 Km. 1h 10' by car.
    Capo d'Orlando, 87, 6 Km. Panoramic roads through the Nebrodi mountains. about 2 h.
    Mountains: Etna, Nebrodi, Madonie.

    Some of typical feast and celebration.
    February: 3-5 Febbraio. Celebration of Sant'Agata in Catania.
    April: Easter in Sicily is very typical for religious ceremonies full of pathos.
    August: Celebration of Patron Saint.
    September: Pistachos festival of Bronte.
    October: Chestnut Festival of Zafferana Etnea
    November: olives harvest

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

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N° de référence hôte : 197464217717