Join us for some help on our new home in Crete, Greece

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Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a retired couple looking for help in the garden, DIY and building a workshop. . We are easy going and love animals, we have 3 border collie dogs and 3 cats and we also do fostering for the local dog rescue center, so an animal lover is essential!
    There is lots of work in the garden trimming trees and strimming the grounds.
    Some work being done in and on the house, removing tiles ready to be tiled in the bathrom and kitchen...and hopefully removing render on the front of the house ready to be re-faced with stone. It is winter here so some work will be done in between showers, or light rain, obviously not in heave rain. We do have some lovely dry sunny winter day though so not all doom and gloom!
    My husband is skilled so just need a bit of muscle to help out, but some knowledge of DIY would be a bonus.
    Hopefully we will get started on the workshop this winter, so mixing of concrete is something we will be doing.....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Happy to have either experienced or novices as we are happy to teach new skill to those who are keen.
    We are in a typical greek country village but only 8 mins by car to the beach.

  • Help

    Help

    We have just bought a house in Crete and it needs painting.....the garden needs weeding and trees pruning, and we are also dry stone wall building around the outside area. We are also constructing a workshop and creating a new garden area around this.

    Jobs needing doing are
    Gardening strimming and weeding, some pruning
    Painting some outside walls and hall inside
    generally tidying outside and moving stuff to the plot next door
    Cleaning and preping the house for the rental.

    Would prefer someone not from anywhere with high Covid virus areas as my husband has a heart condition, although fit and active he cnnot risk contracting the virus....idealy looking for someone already in greece
    Thanks......
    We are looking for people from November to March

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Acomadation would be an en suite bedroom in our house. Meals will be provided and a lift to and from the beach would be available for your time off. There are busses from the main road to the wonderful city of Chania, and also to Rethymno and Heraklion

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a swimming pool which is great for a cooling dip after work.. A lift is offered to the beach on your time off and also to the bus stop for onward travel to Chania or Heralion or Rethymno.
    There is a bar in the village with locals who dont speak english so a good opertunity to try out the language. This bar is within walking distance.
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  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of parking here so no problem wih campervans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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