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Help on my creative project while exploring Balata di Baida, Italy

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  • Activité récente: 11 mai 2024



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  • Description


    More than 30 years ago, a few time after the birth of my daughters, I bought an old traditional house in western Sicily, in the neighborouds of Scopello (Castellammare del Golfo, TP). I named it as a tribute to the catalan architect Antoni Gaudì (and to the local geological structure). After some years, and after some works of reconstruction of it, I modified the name as for the fantastic realizations made there by a great man who helped me for the restoration works ("mastro Pitrino") . My daughters and their mother have ever considered this house a true part of their life, so they ever spend some time to maintain the house in the best functionnality. In our opinion this is an interesting witness of the ancient relationship between rural activities and local landscape. His care is very important now, specially for the intrusive presence of the new local houses wich don't respect often the aesthetical and constructive traditions.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    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

    As an example of the great local possibilities to grow the personal cultural knowledge, I only remember that within an hour drive from the place, you can find:
    - The Natural Reserve of Zingaro
    - Baths of Segesta
    - Archaeological area of Segesta
    - City and port of Castellammare del Golfo (here depart several boats to the Egadi islands, and several sea tours to the Natural Reserve of the Zingaro; there are also diving centers and boat rental services)
    - Castellammare Jazz Festival
    - City of Alcamo, Summertime Blues festival
    - City of Trapani
    - City of Erice
    - City of San Vito lo Capo, with the inter-mediterranean “Cous-cous Fest”:
    - City of Marsala, Archaeological area of Island of Mozia, Archaeological Museum of Baglio Anselmi.
    Within two hours drive from the place you'll find inter alia:
    - Archaeological area of Selinunte
    - City of Mazara del Vallo
    - City of Sciacca, Terme di Sciacca

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide


    The people interested about the “west-sicilian way of life”, specially of the rural areas there existing, can find a perfect opportunity living in my place. The site is very quiet, rounded by hundred of hectars of the traditional local coltivations (corn, olives, vinery) with some important Natural Protected Areas and other important archaeological areas. So the maintenance of the house take part of the general maintenance of this part of Trapani’s county (spec. Castellammare del Golfo). It not requests heavy tasks, but a good manuality and a very good (creative) capacity to solve simple practical problems, in collaboration with me and with the local people. Is very important to know the main uses of the wood and of the other typical materials of the traditional contructions.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Italien: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Français: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I love to learn a lot of languages & cultures of our world, to help also in this way to better enhance the understanding between the different existing peoples and knowledges.

  • Hébergement


    The interior of the house is developed on two floors. The ground floor opens with a big space very tall, which is a dining room with kitchen. This room leads to a small space from which one can go to the bathroom, to the small bedroom and to a little storage room. To get to the master bedroom upstairs there is a stair placed in the first room mentioned. The house is well furnished, simply and functionally to make it very cozy; the furnitures allow to live comfortably in the old sicilian style. Perhaps it’s superfluous to mention the great Sicilian culinary tradition, which is best expressed in the west of the island and especially in this Trapani area.

    We will offer to workawayers the accommodation plus a monetary payment which EQUALS the minimum wage in my country, for each hour worked. Helpers to be (totally) responsible for their own food expenses

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Let's not forget the interesting environmental and cultural destinations you can find just close to the place:
    - Horse's riding-ground beside the Castle of Baida
    - Mini-golf club in the Grotticelli district
    - Pizzeria of Baglio Stabile very close to the Castle of Baida
    - Castle of Baida
    - Shopping area of Scopello village / Shopping area of Scopello district
    - Watering place in Sarcuna district (with drinkable water)
    - Scopello village (pizzerias, restaurants, bar, bakeries, watering place with drinkable water)
    - Tonnara of Scopello
    - Beach of Guidaloca, equipped beach
    - Beach of Mazzo di Sciacca bay
    - Beach of Cala Rossa bay
    - Beach of Cala Bianca bay
    - The Natural Reserve "Lo Zingaro"
    - Little rural village of Visicari

    But is also possible to take the public transports (buses or trains) coming from Palermo or Trapani. Obviously, you'll give best informations after a positive contact with us also "by remote"... !!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 859294541869