Help us to renovate and create a space for cultural and social exchange in East Macedonia, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    When this project started in 2016, we had just been offered the opportunity to give a new life to a once abandoned beautiful little forest village on the slopes of the Paggaio mountain. We wanted to renew this once very lively place to offer space for cultural and social exchange. This place is paradise on earth - we just had to awaken it. And we did ! Thanks to our friends and wonderful volunteers, we now are in charge of 7 wooden guest houses and a wonderful place to host events and travellers from all over the world.
    We are situated in the middle of the Paggaio mountain, surrounded by forest, with a gorgeous view on the valley, shinning at night, a beautiful lanscape with caves and mysterious trees to discover in that place full of history and stories.

    We are now waiting for you, its new adventures ! Its guests (travellers and volunteers) are the ones who give live to our place and, as any living place, it needs to be taken care of.
    I will need one or two person the summer for general maintenance of the wooden houses, which includes oil the wood, cleaning the outside, daily feeding for the 7 beautiful dogs,...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we are located at a very historical place and as I'm living here already my whole life and know a lot about the local history and the history of Paggaio mountain, I'm eager to teach you about it.
    God of Dionysus and his holy oracle,
    Alexander the Great and his gold mines, Orpheus the musician and his visit to Hades to bring back his beloved Eurydice, the admirers
    King Lycurgus and the cup with which nanotechnology began, and other great personalities who lived on the mountain with the longest history in Greece.

  • Help

    Help

    I will need help with construction and maintenance tasks on the wooden houses such as oiling the wooden bars of the houses. General help in the garden like cutting the lawn. Maybe some help on the project's website. We have one pony, 7 dogs and we are always open to have new animals so I'll also need some help with taking care of all the animals. I'm also open to your project ideas.
    I have many projects going on, restoring path with old stones, cleaning an other place to instal a hotel, upper in the moutain, ...

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can stay in 2-bed room with everything important available such as internet, hot water .. It's a room similar to the rooms for our guests we host
    We offer accommodation for one or two people in a room with two beds and food with breakfast, lunch and dinner(3+).You can stay in 2 bed room with everything important available such as internet, hot water .. It's a room similar to the rooms for our guests we host
    We offer accommodation for one or two people in a room with 2 beds and food with breakfast, lunch and dinner(3+).
    Saturday and Sunday if you go for visit in area and you not work, we offer only the dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place is in the middle of the nature, so all kinds of activities connected to hiking and exploring the nature around are possible. The sea down is also not too far away, only 15-20 minutes.
    I can take you there if I have time. I'm mostly managing this place on my own. We have often guests who are staying in the wooden houses, so I'm busy with taking care of them and have only little time to do work outside. For this I need you.


    I look for true volunteers with sincerity and love for the mountain.

    PLEASE ALLOW FUTURE VOLUNTEERS TO BE CONFIDENT ABOUT THEIRE PARTICIPATION AND NOT TO CANCEL IT, as problems with proper management of residence occur.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The pony is Dora
Room at the Evridiki Hostel
Mount Paggaio
Evridiki Guesthouse
The challet in the forest village of Paggaio.
Time to rest!
Panoramic view of the forest village of Paggaio
Panoramic view of the forest village of Paggaio
Alexander the Great gold mine
Orpheus Guesthouse

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