Looking for help on the island of Milos in the South Aegean, Greece

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Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Seeking now for October / November 2020
    Reasonably fit persons for maintenance work (masonry, woodworking, repairs), and the olives harvest
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    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.
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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    We seek:

    1. Help with the land, olives picking, weeding, planting, pruning etc.
    2. General maintenance and restoration , building , carpentry, etc.
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    NO drugs, only recreational use of alcohol or tobacco.
    You also need to be tidy and organized.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 to 25 hours max

Work in progress
The volunteers kitchen
Cathy, master paint remover !
Natalie staining the door
With Natalie and Cathy at the top of Milos
all kinds of volunteers..
volunteers,owners,founders.
harvesting the olives
Viola and Sophie at work
our beach (and beach house)
Pantelis on boat









Host ref number: 445146778176