Visit a village in Greece and get to see how life is here in the Southern part of Greece. Sparta



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Hi my name is Thea. I spend some time in Kastania, a small village located 30 minutes away from Sparta
    There is lots to do... from cleaning up old construction, garden maintenance.... etc whatever you might think of...

    Looking for help now!

    Τhe town of Kastania has beautiful hikes and affordable restaurants which we’ll order food from if no one can be bothered to cook and clean up

    Rainy days happen and usually that will be for inside tasks, from ironing to more cleaning.

    If I’m in Athens, I’m happy to travel to Kastania with you- especially if you’d like to stay for a week or so in Athens also mostly cleaning !

    Looking for those not afraid to put on a pair of gloves and go through a couple of bottles of bleach, lift heavy furniture, and won’t mind taking orders... which I love to give;)

    *******NB *******RULES*********

    1) Clean Air Policee— nicotine at bar/taverna
    2) Alcohol free environment Enjoy at local bar— couple of beers ok
    3) cleans up after self and LAUNDRY loads are of like colors with FULL Loads- coordinate
    4) LOW MAINTENANCE type people- eg drama-free you know who you are
    5) RESPECT property and remain busy during work hours- if in doubt ask what needs doing!

    Personal note:
    I like to come from a place of respect for all Gods creatures so animal abuse and other violent paradigms aren’t welcome.

    This is a house of peace and love and I won’t tolerate anything less than respect for oneself first-

    take care and keep personal belongings inside closet/suitcase. Be prepared to share family meals/pair up for tasks/go to bar restaurants all together/ take hikes and explore village with one another

    In Sparta you can purchase a SIM card with internet.... if you like I can purchase it for you with my ID card.... no WiFi in house.

    Please any questions after reading send a message with your contact number and a great time to call- morning or evening... happy to speak as some message requests come with questions I have already answered

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visit a village in Greece and get to see how life is here in the Southern part of Greece, watch Greek television and have it explained to you, go to Greek tavernas and mix with real (talkative) locals who live to meet people

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  • Help


    Help includes the gamut- from gardening and planting to deep interior house cleaning. Five hours per day of either gardening, raking and clean up of leaves, moving firewood, tilling soil, planting seeds, cutting dead leaves off trees.

    Ironing, deep scrubbing/cleaning of kitchen or bathrooms, inside kitchen cabinets, Folding clothes, vacuuming, dusting/cleaning old things, cleaning refrigerator, taking out garbage, weeding.

    Painting, post-construction clean up and take out to trash, scrubbing walls in preparation for painting,

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room with bed, windows, rugs, clean sheets and pillows- has a fridge and kitchenette area—-beautiful views, fireplace, warm- electrical blankets.
    If you need internet there is a restaurant that has WiFi

    Food- aim too cook high protein vegetarian food- lentils and other beans, whole grain pasta or bread—- usually With feta/olive oil to taste.

    snacks - sunflower seeds, popcorn, hard boiled eggs

    Drinks- water from vreesee(tap) tea from mountain, coffee and cream.

    Fruit- Bananas and whatever else is seasonal, fresh...

    I ask all Workaway guests to help with after meal clean up and kitchen help!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    HOW TO GET TO KASTANIA from Athens-

    1.) Take Metro to Elaiona- blue line.
    Walk to KTEL bus station.

    2.) Hop on city bus to KTEL station from Ommonia square

    A) At KTEL bus station you take the bus to LACONIA- SPARTA 19€ you get a discount if you get a return ticket. It takes 3.5 hours with a stop of 15 minutes

    B) Getting from Sparta to Kastania cheap is the tricky part. The earlier you leave in the day for Sparta , the more chances you have to catch bus to KASTOREIO - the town AFTER VORDONIA.... ok (cause there is another Village called Kastania

    Time off- hike the mountain, hang out in town, watch Greek tv, visit Sparta (the town has several bars and cafes where you can get a good internet connection and coffee

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days

Host ref number: 715793889214