We are six friends. The four of us are couples.
We are from Komotini, a town at north east of Greece.
Our names are:
Sissy and Kostas (couple),
Nikos and Dina (couple),
Miguel and Jorge.
Kostas/Sissy's and Miguel's houses are near the city center.
Nikos/Dina and Jorge live outside the city (3 km) at a place surrounded by trees without neighbors just nature !!
Kostas/Sissy's and Miguel's fields are about 3-5 km out of the city.
We are not professional gardeners or farmers but we try to be self-sufficient.
In our fields we try to produce just enough vegetables to cover our food needs. We want to host people because our time is very limited and we need some extra help with our garden and our house but mainly because we like meeting new people, and learning about their cultures.
Miguel has an olive orchard and a garden where also apart from his vegetables he has chickens to take care.
Nikos'/Dina's and Jorge's gardens are where their houses are.
IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR US WHEN YOU SEND A MESSAGE TO WRITE WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT US AND FOR HOW LONG YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will come in contact with Greek culture, the gastronomy and the hospitality!
You will also see our traditional dances and if you are interested you can participate !
Very often we come meet and have barbecue!
We also meet for reasons of our local organization/community, that its aim is to collect and preserve traditional varieties of seeds and every year we have a festival where we distribute many varieties of seeds for free.
We need some extra hands for our garden especially with weeding.
Also we are trying to use permaculture in our field so we would like to exchange knowledge and experience.
We also need some help with cooking and the household chores.
Each one has it's own farm and it's own house, so if you like to visit us we will decide who is going to host you depending on our needs.
Kostas/Sissy have an extra room in their house to host people and have also have a little dog leaving with them in the house.
Nikos'/Dina's and Jorge's houses are at the same place with their gardens.
They have a shared room (living room) where the workawayers stay.
Miguel can't host people.
People with children will not be accepted.
At Nikos'/Dina's and Jorge's places dogs or cats are acceptable but not in the house, only outside where there is a big yard, together with the rest animals.
Nikos/Dina and Jorge have also dogs and cats at their places
Komotini is a city with 50-60 ths. citizens. There is a university with almost 10 ths. students, so its a city with many restaurants and many bars, pubs and cafeterias.
Our area combines sea and mountain so we can have often excursions. Easy access by local buses also. Also Komotini is very close to Bulgaria and Turkey. It is only 20 minutes from Bulgaria and 1-2 hours from Turkey.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week