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Area (ha): 2,5
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 90302
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: October 1, 2019

Hello Helpers,
my name is Filippo and with my girlfriend Marta we are opening a Guest House in the countryside, between Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa, in the South-East of Sicily. Our goal is to live in harmony with nature and ensure mental and physical wellness to our guest.
Around the house we have 2,5 hectares and we have a lot of project to realize. For this reason we need your help: we are looking for single person or couple willing to work 4/5 hours per day with one free day per week (usually on Sunday, but we are flexible on that). The daily duties are mostly in the garden, rarely with cleaning tasks. Some of the possible jobs are:
- work in the vegetable and aromatic gardens: prepare the rows, plant and pick up vegetables, clean from bad-grass.
- work in the fruit tree garden: prune branches, pick up fruits, clean from bad grass.
- work in the yard around the house: clean the walkways, prune branches, clean the swimming pool, clean from bad-grass.
- work in the kitchen: help Filippo with Breakfast and eventually with lunch and dinner, prepare jam, sauce, cake and liquor with the products of our land.
If you like the open-air life and the contact with nature, this is the place for you. In exchange of your help we offer accommodation (in one of the six bedroom reserved for customer, or in case we are fully book in a wooden house next to the vegetable garden) and breakfast (lunch and dinner are included with a little contribution if needed). Minimum stay one month. Let us know the dates of your stay and we are going to organize the best accommodation for you.

Further information
The property is 7 Km far from Ragusa and 15 Km from Marina di Rgausa, if you have your own car is easily to go around, if you don't, we can organize to give you a ride or lend our car when possible. In your free days you can visit Historical place like the Baroque cities: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli. Noto or the Greek one Agrigento and Siracusa. If you prefer the beaches, you can swim and explore fantastic inlets like Randello, Marzamemi, Cava d'Aliga and much more. Depend on the season we can bring you or anyway we are going to give you all the information about that.

About us
Filippo is 31 years old, he is from Pisa, he is an ex worldwide traveler and he speaks spanish and english fluently. During his travels he did many woofing experience us helpers, now he would like to become a great host and transfer all the information he learns. Moreover he loves to cook and he would love to prepare delicious food for you and with you.
Marta is 30 years old, she is from Ragusa and she got the pharmaceutical chemistry graduation in Rome. She escaped from the city to move to the countryside and apply her knowledges to the nature, she loves to make natural soap and cosmetic. She really would like to improve her english with you.

The project
Madre is not a simple tourist accommodation, with multiple services we want to offer a unique experience to our guests:
Wellness corner with sauna, steam room and hot tub;
Massage and treatment room where we are going to host physiotherapist, massage therapist, nutritionist, osteopath…
Meditation garden where you can relax and do yoga;
Swimming pool with a fantastic view;
Amphitheater for concert and event;
Aromatic garden to discover herbs and officinal plants;
Mediterranean garden where you can discover native plants, recognize them and utilize them in the kitchen and not only;
Vegetables garden where we are going to grow the fresh and natural food that we eat every day

Good life everybody. Send us an e-mail if you are interested.

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