It is an organic farm and guesthouse located in the prefecture of Laconia near the village of Gouves. We welcome visitors from Greece and around the world throughout the year. We also runs workshops and events such as wine tastings, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, yoga, soap making etc. Our organic farm is designed along the principles of Biodynamic agriculture, and our accommodation facilities are created using entirely eco-friendly materials and technology, such as recycling, compost, geothermic heating/cooling and water recycling.
We have organic vegetable gardens with raised beds, olive grove, almond grove and vineyard. We also have about 50 animals: chicken, geese, turkeys, pigs and dogs.
Our production is partly for our own consumption, our visitors and some for exportation. We also run a small farm to table restaurant only for the guests and we serve only dinners based on our products.
The team is comprised of : a caretaker couple living here all year round, myself and my wife, our son and up to two volunteers.
Summer (May- October) is our pick season and we have to host many guests. We need help throughout all the year since we implement different projects, planting the seasonal vegetables, picking the olives in November, small construction projects etc. This summer is also very special for us since we are expecting a new member to our family. This will keep me, Marilena, out of the kitchen and that's the reason why we NEED a cook to help me out!
In November we pick our olives which is very important task for us since we produce the olive oil of the year. Guests are also involved in olive picking olive oil tasting and visits to the olive mill. Our volunteer can also participate in those activities and immerse themselves in the extra virgin olive oil world. Olive picking is a tough job but very rewarding since you see you taste and you smell the results of your work right away!
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What's for sure is that you will eat a lot! Also you will learn about Greek cuisine, rare recipes that we collected from around the area, food foraging, production of organic vegetables, wine tasting and pairing, olive oil production, tasting and cooking with EVOO and much much more around food.
You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the extra virgin olive oil : follow the olive from the tree to the olive mill, watch all the pressing process and participate in tasting classes, cooking classes and workshops that we organize for the guests coming to our farm from all over the world to join the EVOO miracle.
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We attach much importance to gastronomy and wine! We are a gastronomic destination for farm to table organic meals highlighting the Mediterranean nutrition and Greek cuisine. We also have a natural only wine list pairing our meals. As part of the gastronomic experience we give cooking classes, wine and olive oil tastings.
For the autumn we will need a cook for the organic breakfast and dinners. We can provide the guidance and all the help needed to learn about the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. We also provide knowledge about Greek natural wine and food pairing and extra virgin olive oil. As a cook, I will be always present assisting your work, but in October is my due date so I will not be able to be so active!
We can also provide a salary according to the Greek law and the skills and experience of the worker.
From mid November until mid December we need hard working people for the olive picking which is a life time experience! It's a tough job that needs physical strength and mental focus and so much love for nature and the olive oil.
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We have a caravan hosting our volunteers. We host up to two volunteers at the time. It is very spacious and comfortable, fully equipped with all the kitchen tools. We also provide bed sheets and towels.
For sure we provide the food, we cook for the volunteers the main meal and we provide the ingredients for their breakfast and dinner.
In our small village (Gouves, Laconia), we have no transportation, but we can provide you a bicycle or a car for your local transportation. In the area you can enjoy nature, the sea, the mountains, go for swimming or hiking, there are plenty of archaeological areas including ancient Sparta. In our farm there are also plenty of things to do. We enjoy jogging early in the morning, working afterwards and in the afternoon, doing small projects in the gardens, taking care of the animals. There is also a central building with a fireplace where we love spending out time with board games, watching films etc. We also have a guitar if you are interested....
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week