Help us with building a farm in Krestena, Greece

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  • Last activity: 21 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Got construction skills, looking to go off-grid but got no land? Want to volunteer in GREECE???? I am looking for a person with BUILDING related skills from NOW..
    I am looking for Solo travellers or Couples who are SKILLED/SEMI Skilled,PRACTICAL helpers in any field.Not someone who a is quick learner, but a person with real experience.We always welcome any self motivated and enthusiastic people who enjoy working independently or part of a group to help us move forward.I believe the basic fundamentals of Volunteering are important, that is it should be a complete social ,cultural and work exchange to each parties benefit. The location offers the chance to live in the heart of a traditional village on the edge of remote countryside Anybody with experience in CARPENTRY or STONE or PLUMBING or Electrical work is always welcome to help me convert my Mercedes 608 van into a travelling home. Specifically I am looking for volunteers with carpentry and other skills required to fit out the back of the van for living accommodation. I am also looking for volunteers with skills required to begin the construction of a small eco dwelling, off grid, on my farm I would really love the opportunity to learn a trade and skills, such as: Blacksmith, Metalwork, Ironwork, Carpentry, Joinery,(Alchemy of course!!) Cabinet Making, Roof Thatching, Cooper, Dry Stone Wall construction/repair, Coppicing and Stonemason etc. I live in a beautiful, unspoilt part of South West Greece in the Peloponese very close to the beach. You would be able to stay either at the beach or in my apartment depending on the time of year you visit. I would provide food, cooking facilities and showers. I can help you with everything you need here with information for the area whether you decide to come for holidays or for long stay.We are also interested in separately offering a LONG TERM STAY for a couple or family with building background .Any details of which we will be happy to discuss and may offer a chance for anyone wanting to move abroad a risk free try before taking the plunge .
    If anyone wants to contact me then write me a private message

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    Most needed : Looking for skilled worker's for building,but anyone with an interest can apply.I want to build a little eco house with stones, strawbail, cob and with wood for carpentry. But I dont have skills to realize it, only ideas. So I would like someone who can teach me, I want to learn from him (or her!) by working together. If someone is interested by this kind of project, please, contact me !

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    One bedroom house with bathroom for the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Near Krestena are:
    1. A 20km long beach that lies at 5km from my house.
    2. Olympia ancient stadium and archaiological site in about 10km.
    3. The temple of Apollo, built by Iktinos, the same Iktinos who built Parthenon, Akropolis.
    4. Beautiful villages like Kyparisia (36km), Andritsena(38km), Karitena with its famous stone bridge and medieval castle (50km)
    5. Many medieval monasteries
    6. River Neda where you can swim in waterfalls and see old bridges.
    7. Ruins of ancient city of Samiko. For all the above see my photos.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    30 houars per week

Host ref number: 116995821197

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