Hi to all workawayers. I own a small but very 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 30 cats and 15 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 homes.
I am also passionate about flowers and gardening and collect, grow and multiply flowers and plants.
For summer 2019, I am looking for a couple or two friends, trustworthy and responsible people, who would like to be masters of the farm while I take a leave to work in the mainland for a couple of weeks in June, July and August. I will be with them to show them how things work on the farm and then they will be left on their own. They will have to take care of plants and part of the animals as I take a number of them with me.
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.
Animal and nature loves welcome. There are organic fruit and vegetables growing at all times for our own use.
During summer: Watering of plants and trees with mainly automatic drip system and feeding, watering, cleaning dogs and cats.
During winter: Just taking care of the animals. No watering needed.
English very well, French well, Spanish ok, Greek native speaker
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours/day, 5 days/week