Help in organic farm/animal shelter on Chios island in Greece



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  • Description


    Hi to all workawayers.

    I own a small but busy organic farm (only vegetables) on the Greek island of Chios, Greece, close to the Turkish border. I am a nature and animal lover.

    The farm also serves as an animal rescue center with 50 cats and around 20 dogs, all found abandoned or neglected. They are all well behaved and crave for love and hugs. For some of these animals I try and find good homes.

    I am also passionate about flowers and gardening and collect, grow and multiply flowers and plants.

    The farm has Wi-Fi and it is situated in an unspoilt area of Chios in the North West of the island, with the beautiful village of Volissos with its Venetian castle perched on a hill and overlooking the Aegean Sea, a stronghold against the pirates during Medieval times .

    The farm is about 1000 metres from the village, 700 metres from the beach.

    Winters are mild.

    I provide accommodation and vegetarian food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Animal and nature loves welcome.

  • Help


    During summer: Watering of plants and trees with mainly automatic drip system and feeding, watering, cleaning dogs and cats.
    During winter: Taking care of the animals. Olive harvest, general farm jobs (pruning, spraying, wood cutting etc)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is at the apartment above my cottage which has 2 rooms, bathroom, kitchen, veranda and private entrance and can accommodate up to 2 volunteers.

    Max number of volunteers at all times: 1-2

    Min stay 4 weeks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Chios is a beautiful island with lots of history and fortlike villages. It is the only place in the world where the gum mastic is produced. There are lots of nature walks, lots of wild flowers for the flora enthusiasts mainly during winter and spring, and various classes offered for free from the cultural society of the village.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Lunch Time
The back garden
The volunteers'apartment
The volunteer's apartment-bedroom
The volunteers' apartment-sitting room
Winter vegetables
Front yard
The Rose Pink Cottage
Sea Lilly, these lillies grow on the sand during August, they have an exquisite perfume
Limnia, the port of Volissos
Managros the beach near the farm
The village of Volissos-The blue dot is where the farm is.

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Host ref number: 153955147755