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Eco Village Provincia di Siracusa, Italy

4.5
24 reviews24

Build an eco house


Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer

5h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Support
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The Experience

We ask for help in the construction of an ecological house made of wood and stone. The builder is a retired artist and professor who manages to do everything with his own hands.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner Italian

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jan
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Stay at least
3 weeks

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24 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Village

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting locals

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Developing social awareness

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Learning about sustainability

Brazil

2

The whole thing was being amazing until the last week. The family at first welcomed me so well and I was feeling part of them. I was having fun, developing my italian and getting in touch with nature. However, the last days were hard. Cinzia is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met, but the mens are completely conservatives and difficult to handle. They have a lot of prejudice and family problems. Fights happened almost every day and things ended up pretty bad between them and also involved me and the other volunteer. I am really thankful for Cinzia and all the love! Hope she is fin

4 months ago

Laos

5

This is a wonderful farm that I ever stayed, there were many marvelous things happened to me. My main duty was to assist and help the host doing construction work. However, I felt like I visited my best Italian friend, Marco and his family, they were so kind to me and made me feel like home. I stayed in a rock hut and everything was so convenient inside like toilet, a comfortable bed and everything was nice decorated in unique style. My favorite time was lunch and dinner served with tasty variety of Italian food, so yummy 😋. I really appreciate this experience and wish to come back again.

11 months ago

Brazil

5

Completly welcomming family, that provides tradicional foods and are open to talks and havving fun. Huge farm with great nature contact, dogs, cats, birds and a horse, besides of a lot of trees, natural food like fruits, olive oil, eggs and other. If you like that, that's the place. Working helping in the construction, a saw a real reuse of old constructions and materials, making less ambiental impact on the farm envirement and outside it.

11 months ago

Mexico

5

Beautiful Family! I miss them so much! They treated me very very good, tasks for me were cleaning the kitchen, bedrooms, washing clothing. For men the work is a little bit more tough but is just during morning time, then the rest of the day is off and you can do anything you like. They gave the 3 meals for free and so delicious! Cinzia was always cooking for us. They are very nice people.

about 1 year ago

Brazil

3

The farm is a really nice place, they have lots of dogs, cats, fruit trees. The food is good and it's really enough, they let you cook if you want to.
I had to do extra jobs, heavier than housekeeping and cleaning. we only got the hard work to do. Like construction stuff
I just think they should specify at the description before you have to do it
If it was as they describe I would stay longer
Anyway was a good experience, Marco and Cinzia are nice and welcoming
Antonio has his traditional Italian way and he's not polite or kindful
Thanks for the experience, hope to see you again

about 1 year ago

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