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* we are currently looking for someone to help us with some renovations we are doing (painting, cleaning tiles, doing some creative diy projects) *
Hello beautiful people from around the world,
We are Pavlos and Thekli, two ex-workawayers who also became workaway hosts:)
We now live in a beautiful town called Ayia Napa on the east coast of Cyprus with some of the most astonishing beaches of the island with crystal clear water and golden sand.
We live in the family house of Pavlos with our glorious cat Samsara. Pavlos’ mum lives upstairs together with her two cats.
The house has a wonderful big garden with many carob and pine trees and an olive orchard from which we make Olive Oil every year. On the back garden there are some citrus trees and a few other fruit trees together with two raised beds we made for our vegetables (at this period the beds are inactive due to extensive travelling).
We value nature and sustainability and we try to maintain the garden as organically as we can.
We are looking for workawayers that can help us not only with physical tasks but are also eager to share themselves and their passions. To join us in dance, play around a fire, in truthful conversations and authenticity. To fully experience this life by celebrating it together:)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Depending on our activities and local festivals you might get an insight in the traditional Cypriot way of life. A daytrip in Limassol in Theklis grandmother's house will show you a bit how people used to live before modernization of the Cypriot Society. Of course you will experience some of the modern Cypriot way of life too just by hanging out and meeting our friends :)
*we would like to have some help with creating some woodworking projects *
We need some general help with the whole garden ie. pruning, weeding, creating and maintaining a hot compost pile etc and some general help in the house (assistance with cooking, cleaning and tidying up the common areas of the house)
Later on in October-November we will want some workawayers to help us with the olive harvest.
Our future plans is to make an outdoors shower and compost toilet, a chicken house and natural building installations.
We ask you for help for 24 hours per week in exchange for 3 meals per day and accommodation. Working hours vary according to the weather. We usually start working at about 8:00 and have breakfast around 10:00. Then after the rest of the hours we do according to weather and other activities we have for the day.
Breakfast and lunch we are all eating together (except the days off). For dinner cooking, an arrangement can be made according also to your preferences. It is important for the kitchen to remain tidy and clean at end of the day.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
We offer you a comfortable place to stay, laundry, hot showers, internet access and other facilities. Depending on availability you might have your own private room (double bed for couples) but you can always put up your tent outside in the garden if you prefer:). Bathroom will be shared with other workawayers. We ask you to respect the place and keep the areas clean.
Also we operate with a mindset of sustainability, being conscious of our energy and water consumption, we try to reduce waste and use of plastic and chemicals.
We also provide you with three meals a day (which might be prepared from volunteers). Breakfast and lunch we eat together, dinner you might need to prepare your own (non-coordinated). We mainly eat vegetarian with most dishes vegan. We avoid dairy products (especially cow products) but we eat free range eggs and sheep/goat yoghurt. We try to eat organic and healthy as much as possible.
What else ...
Cyprus is such a beautiful island. Even though small there is so much to explore. The distances are very short thus on your days off you have the possibility to explore not only Ayia Napa but the whole island. From mountains in the center of the island, to beaches all over the Island.
In this area besides the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa/Protaras that you can go for swimming, snorkeling or just chilling, there are also nice hiking routes. In addition there is always nightlife where you can go for a drink.
To get to the bus station in Ayia Napa center it is about a 35 minute walk (though many times we might be able to just drop you off either to a bus station or to the place itself).
In the morning we try to start our day early. But before getting to work, we like to meditate and take time to connect with some morning practice and you are welcome to join us.
Until the end of November we still go to the beach, so on some sunny days (not all because usually it is always sunny :P ) we will be hitting the beach and work around it :P
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Peter and Simona are smart, capable, tidy, trustworthy and responsible. It is with no hesitation that we would
Staying with Pavlos and Thekli was an amazing experience (now that we can even compare it to other workaway experience we are worried that we are never going to find better place, haha). They live in an area full of beautiful beaches and 'crazy' parties. Their house and garden were very good place to spend time in. It
We feel really grateful for Martin and Christina showing up. They are friendly, thoughtful, responsible,
We came to Pavlos and Thekli's home just by chance. And it was the best happenstance we could imagine! The first two weeks we stayed together in their beautiful house. We cooked together the deliciouses food you can imagine, helped them in the garden & in the fields (cutting
The work is less then 5 hours per day and you'll work in a big garden.
Sometimes the work can be hard, but only because it's sunny. Here you can have 3 meals per day, and thekli's cooking is healty, organic and tasty! or sometimes, if you want, you can cook for yourself.
She was always willing to be helpful off and on working hours. She was very considerate and aware of people's feelings. She was also a good and responsible worker
Keenan is person with a lot drive and passion in what he does, especially when it comes to body movement. He earned our trust that he could coordinate a team in doing a project and that the
Sage was happy to share a lot of her knowledge, specially regarding nutrition, healthy practices and fermentation. It was also very helpful and much appreciated that Sage could take over the
Aaron is an easygoing person with whom we could immediately connect, have a lot of fun together, and become really good friends. As a worker he is bright, resourceful, out of the box thinker that can contribute much to a project (don’t be
I stayed with Pavlos and Thekli for 3 and a half weeks, and couldn't be more please with the experience.
Most of the work was taken up by picking olives from their olive trees in order to make olive oil. And oh my god, the olive oil is so unbelievably good it's beyond anything I've ever tried. And no, I'm