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WE are a family of 3, Myself , my partner and our Child 3yrs. We live in the centre of Crete 60k south of heraklion, In a village called Apoini. We are self sufficiency farmers, with a small hold of Olive Trees, Grape vines, and a Valley where we are creating our little paradise with an extensive range of fruit trees, herbs etc with natural farming/permaculture techniques. We are planning to build our house their with natural building techniques in the next few years. We try to life off our land as much as possible and in harmony with nature as a mind set.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Language exchange I am a teacher of English and educational facilitator for kids, Natural farming techniques and Cretan herb collecting and processing. We can teach you the traditional Cretan healthy diet and foraging for wild plants,herbs and roots.
Our tasks are very seasonal and varied but they include planting vegetables and trees, collecting seasonal Cretan herbs, Olives, Grapes etc. Processing our own products from fresh veg, fruit and making Jams, olives, grapes to make raki, grape syrup, raisins, herb cleaning and many many more depending on the season makes. Cooking lovely organic meals with our own products, playing with our Daughter. Also I am starting up a kids play group/ summer camps for like minded parents, who want something more then the outdated educational methods. This will incorporate Montessori style and forest schooling ideas, music , crafts etc etc etc so if there is anyone who wants to help or brings ideas and their expertise to this is welcome. Also we want to increase our musicness in our family for us and for our daughter to grow up with music. my partner plays a little guitar and I am starting to learn the Flute, but need lessons, so musicians are welcome.
English and Greek
The house is in a remote Village of Crete called Apoini on a big plain 20 mins from the South coast. It has has one double bed in a room, a sitting room and a kitchen. There is a terrace with a beautiful view that leads onto the outside toilet. It is very peaceful . We live in a neighboring house, but alot of time will be spent in our house for processing, cooking, eating, socializing and play time!
There is a daily bus to Hraklion and other near by villages. There are alot of walks around the area and ancient sites. Mountain climbing, gorge walking, Bird watching and cycling are the main activities in the area. but of course plenty of beautiful beaches around. We like our guests to be strong in body and in positive in mind both are needed for this, sometimes hard, life-style.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week