A unique insight into the lifestyle of rural Greece.

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    20/06/2017

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  • Description

    Description

    Charles, Ellie and 6 year old Alexandra (Lexi)An English family live on an olive farm on the edge of the Ionian Sea in the Western Peloponnese, 20km west of Ancient Olympia. We have 400 olive trees, which produce approximately 2 tons of olive oil annually. We also produce a large amount of our own food from an extensive vegetable garden. Animals include chickens,ducks,turkeys,sheep,pigs, 4 dogs and 3 cats.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with the olive harvest, from roughly mid-November through until Christmas.
    After Christmas is the time for general maintenance, cleaning land, rebuilding terraces etc. In return for your exertions, we hope to offer you a unique insight into the lifestyle of rural Greece, the traditional methods of olive husbandry, and especially the food, wine and culture of the Peloponnese.We are sorry to say that we would prefer that you were not vegan or vegetarian (during the olive harvest it is hard to cater for different diets)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Greek

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living in a 2 bedroom wooden cabin just 50m from the main house. All meals will be eaten at the house, but you will have your own space should you need it.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week (may be more during olive harvest, but not exceeding 25 hours per week)

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Sending our willing helper Edu into the sea in February to collect sea water for our plants.
Much digging with Edu and Ana
Ellie preparing Christmas lunch!
Olive smoked bacon.
Home-made sausages.
Making tomato sauce.
The olive harvest
Ellie planting up the wicking beds.
Tired Mum and her 10 piglets.
Some of our livestock.
Burning the olive branches after the harvest, most years we chip them
Lunch during the olive harvest
Charlie and Lexi making a rocket stove.
Host ref number: 893881648856

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