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Eco-sustainable project in Cefalù, Sicily, Italy

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  • Activité récente: 25 sept. 2023



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  • Description


    It has been almost seven years now that we have been creating an eco-sustainable system to live and learn from. Observing the situation of the world from an ecological, social and political point of view, we believe that living in the countryside following the ancient path that binds us to the earth, could be the answer to many of our ills. A form of activism, the cure. And that's why we work here most of the day and most of the week, cultivating awareness towards the earth and towards our relationships. Thus, the best way to approach this project is to participate actively and take into consideration that coexistence requires personal work on both sides.

    We feel a strong desire to propose and share our lifestyle that perhaps, can help facilitate this transition for those who want to return to the earth.

    Together we are Uba (Palermitano), and Zara (Sicula-Australiana).
    After traveling abroad as a cook for almost 10 years, Uba had the chance to come back and contribute to this beautiful land, filled with contrast. This project began in his search for the answers to many important life questions. It has not been an academic research, but a personal one, focusing on himself and the environment, followed by experiences in permaculture, regenerative agriculture and bio-costruction. And yet whilst living a very different timeline and for the most part on the other side of the world in Australia, Zara lives this same quest that now has brought her here to Uba and her motherland, Sicily! In this moment she is growing our baby inside her belly. For this reason, our time as hosts will be put on hold from November (2023) until further notice!

    We share 3 hectares of land with 2 dogs, 3 goats and a bunch of chickens. The land is full of spontaneous edible plants, olive, citrus grape, and fruit trees, and part of our work is maintaining and expanding this abundance. We grow vegetables during the winter and summer, aiming to satisfy all of our needs. Day by day we are always looking to introduce good habits to our life, based around the persistence and consistency in our daily work that begins in the morning, to be able to reflect and share what we have learnt together at the end of the day around the dinner table.
    The song of the birds and the flow of the river form the ideal soundtrack to carry out this work!

    We are just two here, but we aim for community with the number of volunteers, family, friends and neighbours that pass through and get involved. Any comfort you might enjoy here is thanks to the work of those who have been here before you. Taking care means giving those who come after you, better conditions than before. Considering that we consume almost entirely what we produce, we collect our spring water to drink, knead and bake bread, make cheese, wine and much more, we ask that whoever wants to participate, does with sensitivity in every form of consumption. We encourage use and discourage abuse.

    If you feel like joining us and helping to bring this project forward, we are happy to hear from you!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Our daily work aims to maintain and support our most basic needs like having a comfortable place to sleep, growing and cooking our own food, creating beauty through the land, taking care of our relationships and community in any way, shape or form... Coming here is an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in an active lifestyle intimately tied to the land.

    Like this we all grow better!

  • Aide


    The year begins with the pruning of olives and fruit trees, grafting and maintaining the winter vegetable garden. From spring we begin to prepare the soil for all the summer abundance to come. There is plenty of help needed in the weeding of vegetable gardens, seasonal harvests and transforming produce into food for our bellies and to keep our pantry well stocked for throughout the year.

    Meanwhile, we are devoting much time and effort into completing a new clay structure, of which hope to finish by the beginning of summer, to host travellers in a different way. As we go along, we too are learning and experimenting with all things bio-construction.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant

  • Hébergement


    In summer, the sleeping arrangements will be in tents that are provided. For the rest of the year there are indoor spaces. If it makes a lot of difference to you, please just ask us before arriving.
    There is a shared kitchen and bathroom. Keep in mind that our living area, especially when it is cold outside, happens to be the kitchen and dining space too, so in a group we definitely fill this small space to its maximum capacity!
    Please only bring biodegradable/soaps and natural hygiene products. We share three vegetarian meals per day and snacks, a large part consisting of products from our land hence you will find only very nourishing and integral, that reflects a deep love for the richness of this land it’s food culture.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are located 5km from the town of Cefalù, it is not so easy to reach on foot but in the summer we often go to the beach together. For those wishing to get to know the area, it is recommended to do so before arriving, because the community lifestyle leaves free time only on weekends.
    We rest on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, but we are open to special arrangements. This project is very suited to people who really want to get involved and live like we live (which involves a lot of work), and have an opportunity to experience the reality of working with the land.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Max 25 hours with 2 days off

N° de référence hôte : 695137992594

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