Seeking now for October / November 2020
Reasonably fit persons for maintenance work (masonry, woodworking, repairs), and the olives harvest
Large seaside property on the island of Milos in the South Aegean. Unspoiled Natura 2000 area in the bay, 15 kms of good access road from nearest harbour town . About 150 olive trees, and about 20000 sq.m. of arable land, some beekeeping, experimenting with hydroponics.
Modest supply of water from wells.
I'm a retired dentist looking to revive this old family estate that has been long neglected.
There are several old buildings and stone fences that require constant maintenance, plus some farming work.
Residing in the land is my mother ( in her nineties) with her helpers and her two dogs.
We are looking for :
-people with restoration skills, masonry, carpentry, general maintenance.
-help with the land, olives picking, tilling, weeding, planting, pruning etc.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF :
-you are under 28
-cannot stay for 4 weeks or more
Please include the link to your social apps profile, if any.
DIY and building projects
Helpers have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the basics of beekeeping, hydroponics, and several skills like gardening and maintenance work in addition to the experience of living on a Greek island.
1. Help with the land, olives picking, weeding, planting, pruning etc.
2. General maintenance and restoration , building , carpentry, etc.
NO drugs, only recreational use of alcohol or tobacco.
You also need to be tidy and organized.
We offer common accommodation , outside WC, kitchen. You should be able to stay at least 3 weeks.
3-4 hours work/day (not including time spent to clean own room or cook), 6days /week no meals.
Please do not apply if you are under 28, or without a few good photos of you, not landscapes, not your dogs, not your whole class.
Also, please give your FB link if possible. We want to know a bit more of you.
One last thing : we expect email replies within a few days. Delaying your reply more than a week can render our offer invalid, unless you let us know in advance.
Information about the island: Google "Milos island"
I have many interests apart from my profession, and my mother in her nineties is a former conference interpreter, and author of several books of local interest.
You will probably need a car/motorbike if you intend to fully explore the island, but you can hike and swim all you want in the area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
15 to 25 hours max