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Homestay Province of Catania, Italy

4.5
19 reviews19

Explore Sicily and create a space of creativity!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 7 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
11 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
9 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

2

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.
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!
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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Verified Host
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The Experience

sto realizzando un luogo di condivisione di idee e stili di vita differenti perchè credo nella capacità creativa della diversità. Accogliere volontari con diverse abilità e provenienze mi sembra un buon modo per realizzare il mio progetto di coliving I volontari partecipano alla realizzazione del progetto in maniera attiva e possono vivere una vera esperienza locale. Abbiamo scelto di lasciare 2 giorni liberi a settimana in funzione dei check in

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Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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5 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Homestay

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

11 Immersing in the local culture

9 Meeting locals

8 Meeting international travelers

7 Developing social awareness

3 Creating true social impact

3 Practicing English

Mexico

5

Daria is an amazing host, she is always trying to push you to get the best version of yourself. For me, she was a mentor, spent so much time together literally opening the doors of her house and family, which was priceless. Regarding the work, she always was open to listening to my doubts, necessities, and opinion about how to improve the work at the home. If you are looking to push yourself out of your comfort zone, definitely should try it! I would love to get back !

25 days ago


Daria replied

Roxana è una bella persona aperta e molto paziente. Ha svolto con accuratezza i compiti che le ho affidato ed ha aggiunto anche qualcos'altro.
Si è integrata naturalmente nell'ambito della casa e della famiglia ed è stato un piacere ospitarla.
Abbiamo passato delle belle giornate insieme conversando di tutto un pò la mia porta sarà sempre aperta

United States

4

It was a truly amazing and one of a kind experience working with this host. I can truly say that I became a strong and more cultured individual. Had fulfilling days living life in Catania and truly found myself feeling cozy and comfortable at the place. I would recommend this volunteer for anyone that is ready to learn and grow, the work was demanding at many time but with a small time frame off the day leaving time to explore and indulge in all that the city and Scalia has to offer. Thank you very much for the opportunity!

7 months ago

Denmark

4

This was my first Worldpackers experience, and I was positively surprised! Daria is a hardworking woman, and she made sure to teach us the same ways to work hard. But besides work I felt welcomed in her home and around her friends. They brought us in, and made the whole experience more authentic! I wouldn't trade the experience for anything, and I am sure to visit Catania and Daria again sometime soon! Big thumbs up!👍🏾👍🏾

10 months ago

Algeria

5

One of the best experiences ever that will remain in my mind forever. Daria! a special and unique person, very welcoming, and friendly. I have learned a lot of new things concerning the hospitality industry, housekeeping, Catania, Sicilia, marketing and sustainability. It is truly an enriching experience. Tasks depend on your skills, but you can take the initiative to do something. Daria will not stay watching you while you are doing your task, so you have to be an honest, trustworthy and responsible person. I've enjoyed every moment working here 🥰🥰🥰❤️ I feeI home ❤️ grazie mille Daria .

12 months ago

Argentina

5

So good!

about 1 year ago

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About the host

Hosted by Daria

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Response Rate
This host usually answers to 6% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days
1 published videos
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