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 now I broke my hip 2 weeks ago , 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 .
For now the land have to be clean from different grasses to prepare the olive s harwesting that starts in the end of november , then I will need 4 persons in a good physical condition .
Some rotten veranda woods need to be changed and if someone has an artist's soul, some nice drawings on the walls would be welcome!, 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 .
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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 .
They can learn to leave in full nature , to meditate and find the peace in themselves by agreeing to the elements .
Greek, English, and French
I have a trailer for the volunteers . There is enough space to set a tent as one's wish for housing.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week