Help our family to harvest olives and exchange culture in Bentael, Lebanon



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  • Beschreibung


    We are a Lebanese family of 6 people that are spread all over the world. Every October, the family comes together during the olive harvesting season. However, this year some of us won't be able to make it. That's why we are looking for some lovely souls to help us harvesting olives this year.

    The whole village will be harvesting olives during this period, which creates a feeling of community and unity. The village (Bentael) is located in the mountains 600m above the sea level, surrounded by nature and is only inhabited by locals, both young and old. Bentael national reserve (5 min away from my house) offers some great hiking opportunities for nature lovers. The city "Jbeil" is within 15 minutes drive where you can enjoy the beach, nightlife, and the best food in the world.

    My dad, mom, or one of my brothers will be happy to show you around and make some trips with you. Also, whenever you like to visit the city, we will be happy to sometimes drive you there and always make sure you commute easily. Also, my mom cooks really good Lebanese food. So, you will get to try her amazing food everyday for free :)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    At our place, first, you will get to learn the process of making olive oil. Second, you will get to learn more about Lebanon and the Lebanese culture, and maybe if interested, learn some Arabic. Finally, you will get to try the best food ever made on earth (my mom's) ;)

  • Arbeit


    The help is mainly needed for harvesting the olive trees. This requires some physical work and flexibility as sometimes you might have to climb on trees. The olives will have then to be brought to the depot and stored there for 1 week. Once a week, a group of us will transport the olives to the olive extraction factory. If you're interested in seeing how olives are extracted to become oil, you're welcome to join. Depending whether we go to an old mill or a factory, the process might sometimes take some time. Of course an old fashioned (stone) mill is more interesting to see and makes a better quality and thicker oil (imo).

    If you also would like to help my mom with cooking, you're welcome to do that. Besides, you get to learn the art of cooking from her ;)

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Arabisch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Niederländisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Depending on how many volunteers join us. In general, you will get a nice bed in a large room of 4 beds in our villa, but you might also get your own room next to the villa, this can be discussed between us. Also, we will be providing you with food and drinks. From time to time, we will drive you to the city if you wanna go visit the historical places, have a beer, or just want to do something new. My brother loves to visit new places in Lebanon and enjoy the nightlife in Beirut, so you could also become friends and have fun during your visit.

    3 meals a day and accomodation will be provided by the host

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is plenty of space around the house

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Pets are welcome, but have to stay outside the house

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. This is also flexible, and sometimes dependent on the weather.

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