Usually responds innerh. 1 Tag
Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 2 Wochen
May September and October only
We both embrace sustainable living as lifelong sailors and designed our own home and built it here on Leros. We come from varied backgrounds having learned different ways of surviving and life on the land and on the sea; we have lived in various cultures and traveled extensively. We lead a "outdoor" simple uncomplicated life still very active although not young anymore!
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
This is a small Greek island, still unaffected by tourism although we do have tourism. Great place for experiencing small island culture with ties to its past; a slower pace simpler way of life which we love; many fishermen and farmers still on the island, at least 50% of the island does one or the other; 100s of goats still being raised here.
We have traveled extensively for life and enjoyment and have lived in a number of other cultures. My husband is English, I am of American origin having spent a good part of my life in Italy, over 20 years here in the Greek islands. We are people who keep to ourselves, not overly "sociable" but we will be at the house of course when you are and expect to have exchange with you; we see this stay as an opportunity for you to experience small Greek island life and explore and discover for yourselves; you will have plenty of free time to do so, basically, a week of work in exchange for a week of free time. You will be working in a beautiful environment and the island people are friendly and easy going. We are friendly and easygoing.
We require a couple who speaks english fairly well, is used to working together and can work on their own.
We have a sustainable home, which is pretty big, lots and lots of windows that require cleaning (some on a ladder) ; a large, landscaped area surrounding our home which needs clean up, raking leaves and leveling gravel messed up by the chickens (!) and pruning; trees with long pruners, carting away debris, - these are the main jobs and window cleaning will require work on a ladder to the second story windows.
The work is physical, and it is still pretty hot here (but better than Greek summer heat), even in May or September.
Help with weeding, cleaning up the landscaping, a lot of raking. The work requires a couple, we need 2 people working together. Your accommodations as of this spring will be a separate efficiency apartment, very stylish (we built if for ourselves and guests) with everything you need, in nature, sea views and only goats as neighbors.
Be prepared for physical work, if you have not done this before, think twice!
Your accommodations as of this spring will be a separate efficiency apartment, very stylish (we built if for ourselves and guests) with everything you need, in nature, sea views and only goats as neighbors.
We do not provide food but you have all the facilities to do your own cooking. Your exchange allows you half of the time that you stay completely free to do as you like, this is what we offer; your work time in exchange for "holiday time" to explore and discover and relax. We ask that two people do a week's work more or less, not necessarily 8 hours a day, it is flexible; you can stay a bit longer if you like, over the one week no work stay for one week of work. Mornings are best.
Was noch ...
The island has more WWII history rather than ancient; it is living history, the people are very tied to their roots and great to live among. These are strong resilient people that you can learn a lot about life from, we prize our existence here, the modern world has not ruined this place. There is bus which circles the island probably 5 times a day and you are close to all services in the town of Lakki.
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans
You can park where we live.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week-flexible