Help in my organic farm near Chania, Crete, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    I am located in the north west of the Cretan island of Greece. I am looking for one or two persons who love nature and working in the fields for two weeks or more. The farm has about 200 olives trees to harvest(November-December), clean, burn branches and trimm.
    There is also an Organic garden to take care and look after as well as cleaning the place from bushes and grass. Actually I have a donkey helping in the farm and some chicken.
    I also have a mongolian yurt, a small house with kitchen , bath and toilets and a caravan for the volunteers . There is enough space to set a tent as one's wish for housing. This is a place I have been preparing since seven years ago and there is a lot of small things to do , to make it even better. Good hand workers are welcomed.
    This site is located in the wonderful countryside of Crete, 25kms from Chania (as well as a few kilometers of small typical villages). We have a great view of the White Mountains of Crete just in front of the place and a very green landscape all around.
    Our summers are very hot so we need to start working outdoor very early around 6AM. We usely stop working at 11 or 12 pm .
    I broke my knee 2 times in 2016 and in august I broke my hip , so to be able to live my dream in the middle of the nature, I imperatively need help because after all this fractures, my leg developed a painful osteoarthritis. I need responsible people , handyman or woman and able to make decisions .
    The picking of the olives will soon finish after that it will be necessary to pick up the cut branches and to cut those who have not be done . Knowing how to use the chainsaw is essential. I have to clean up and prepare a place to put a hive. Make paths, dig and fill gravel.
    Some rotten veranda woods need to be changed . I would like also to finish a strore house with clay and straw .

    Being deeply shocked by the way animals are mistreated, I became vegetarian.

    We have 2 times a month , with a group of friends, a meditation for the new and full moon.

    If someone wants to stay long and there is compatibility of character and ideas, he or she will be more than welcome .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    The farm has about 200 olives trees to harvest(November-December), clean, burn branches and trimm.
    One of my project is to fill the pallets of the storeroom with straw and clay . People with experience will be more than welcomed .

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn to leave in full nature , to meditate and find the peace in themselves by agreeing to the elements .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Greek, English, and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a trailer for the volunteers . There is enough space to set a tent as one's wish for housing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a village at 2,5 km with a bus stop direction Chania(25 km), Rethimnon(33 km) and heraklion(110 km). We are sited at the foothills of the White Mountains so there are a lot of beautiful walks around here.
    We also have 2 bicycles for transport. The villages around the area are very traditional Cretan.

  • 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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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week










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