Help with animals, gardening and art projects in Volos



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Living in Greece for the last few years, enjoying the seaside village with a small vegetable garden and a handful of animals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They'd learn about what the area has to offer, the simple style of living and the importance of living in the moment and not being roller-coasted by today's greed and capitalism.

  • Help


    Helping with whatever is going on at various times of the year.
    Animals need care

    #dogs: morning/evening feed plus walks
    #cats: morning/evening feed
    Plants need watering - summer
    General maintenance
    #House painting
    Art projects
    #Water colour painting/driftwood art
    #Tree/shrub pruning (November - March)
    #Wood cutting, moving and stacking (for heating)
    #Painting wooden fencing with wood stain/preservative.
    #Clean-out chicken coup (bagging the manure)
    #Pruning various bushes and trees
    #Sowing flower seeds (Jan-Mar)
    #Rotivating vegetable garden (fallow during 2018)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (native) Greek (low)

  • Accommodation


    # 1 Stone cottage: 1 double bed - 1 single bed - a bed-settee in the living room - 1 bathroom with shower - 1 small kitchen with 2 gas rings and small oven. BBQ patio area - balcony with seating [Available from November 20th 2018]

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Good opportunity to experience an unspoiled seaside village facing west for fabulous sunsets. Cottage is 1km from the seafront, set at the back of the village alongside an ancient pathway to a nearby hillside village. Not overlooked, the property is private with a shared parking area and enclosed offering a quiet artistic retreat or a private gig for musical abandon... There are a handful of tavernas/cafe/bars for refreshments and socializing during the summer, which reduces to a couple of tavernas in the winter. Beaches are plentiful and nearby. Boats can be hired (summer) and the Sporades Islands are a hop away (Skiathos/Skopelos/Alonissos) by ferry or water taxi. 2 mountain bikes are available for use.

    Nearby Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 326 kilometres (203 miles) north of Athens and 215 kilometres (134 miles) south of Thessaloniki.

    Home to the University of Thessaly, the city also offers facilities for conferences, exhibitions and major sporting, cultural and scientific events. Volos participated in the 2004 Olympic Games, and the city has since played host to other athletic events, such as the European Athletic Championships.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, 5 days per week

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