Looking for free minded people to join our community on Etna

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The experience

We are a Belgian/American couple living on a organic community based land with olive groves, fruit trees and a small vegetable garden. The 15 ha property is on terraced slopes with dry stone rock walls (without cement) on the Etna volcano and facing the Ionian sea and the mainland Calabria.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

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.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

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.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

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.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We provide sleeping accomodation in a 4 bedroom villa on the property. Depending on the number of volunteers you can have your own room or share it with others. There are 3 meals a day, mostly vegetarian which we co-create together in the common kitchen. In return we expect you to help MINIMUM 25 hours a week.


Activities & Shift

Here is an example of the activities that we do :
* helping pruning the olive trees (taking away the branches and burn them) (nov-dec-jan-feb)
* helping building dry stone walls in the fields
* weeding the garden
* cleaning out the pools and preparing for spring/summer (april-may)
* painting walls, doors and fences inside and outside
* all types of construction tasks.


Rules

No smoking in the house
No drugs
No excessive alcohol