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



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    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 February 2020, I am looking for a couple or two friends, trustworthy and responsible people, who would like to be masters of the farm and take care of the animals as I need to travel abroad for health reasons. I will be with them to show them how things work on the farm and then they will be left on their own. This year there are no plants to take care of.

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Animal care

  • 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: Just taking care of the animals. No watering needed.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English very well, French well, Spanish ok, Greek native speaker

  • 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

  • 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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