We are looking for someone to help us with the preparation of our olive grove before harvesting, Laconia, Greece



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    We are an organic farm in Laconia (Lakonia) practicing traditional farming on the mountain Taygetus.
    The farmland is 20 acres of olive trees including various fruit trees, citrus, herbs and plane trees that shade a natural spring.

    Volunteers will be actively involved in day to day tasks as ploughing, sowing, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, fencing a willingness to assist with the physical duties on a farm, is all that is required. The work is in beautiful locations and we ask that you wear long pants and closed in shoes.

    The time of year will determine on the work we do.

    Our schedule is flexible and changes depending on the day and time. In summer, we work in the early evening as the weather is very hot. There are many more people in the village in August and village square is full till late at night with those visiting their village for the summer,

    In winter, we work in the daytime and sleep earlier. So flexibility is a good thing :) the work is very rewarding and you can learn much about our history if you wish to do so. The people are friendly and welcoming, but please note many speak only a little English.

    Meals are provided, however the time we eat is not set. We have many visitors and relatives so the meals are fun and lively if you are ok with learning some Greek . We are happy to provide you food from the village to cook yourself, if you would prefer to cook at set times.

    If you are interested in alternative ways of living, are passionate about sustainable agriculture, if you are keen on working for a time in exchange for food and accommodation and enjoy taking long walks in a pristine natural environment, please communicate as we would love to meet you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience the way of life in a small village in Mount Taygetos and the traditional way of pruning, weeding and harvesting an olive grove.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Ploughing, sowing, gardening, planting, weeding, cutting wood, harvesting, pruning, fencing, dry wall

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Separate house above our family house with one bedroom,kitchen,bathroom and a small living room. You can cook or eat with the family. Experience the traditional greek kitchen. Most of our products are organic and/or local.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Selegoudi is a small village on the foothills on mount Taygetos and 25 km from Gythion Laconia. The main cultivation is olive trees, fig trees, vineyards and livestock farming. The area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and swimming in the river Sminos that runs next to our olive grove.

    I do smoke, and it can be inside downstairs. However, your own apartment upstairs is smoke free.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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