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Help with agricultural works in a small farm in Halkidikis, northern Greece

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everybody!

    We're a Greek-Italian couple that after living around Europe for several years, decided to move back to the South, close to the warm breeze of the dear Mediterranean sea. Come to help us and to enjoy our ecological family farm!
    We are located in the western part of Halkidiki (50 km South of Thessaloniki).
    Check below the details!

    Vanessa & Yiannis

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You -and we- can learn about eco-construction, Greek culture, language and music and of course taste local, seasonal food :) Exchange ideas about life, simplicity, sustainability.

  • Help

    Help

    Main activity: FARMING

    We planted quite a lot of trees, a vineyard and a small vegetables garden on our land.
    We also work on the olive fields of Yiannis' family.
    Activities change depending on the season but some example can be: weeding, mulching, planting, light pruning on the olive trees, field and vegetable garden maintenance...

    A few works left for CONSTRUCTION

    The house construction is mainly over, but there are a few construction works left to be done here and there (some of the works for the next months will be plastering, small adobe bricks constructions, wattle and daub...)

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    Beware: it is a repetitive work, which can be tiring. But it is also fun and definitely satisfying!

    Bring clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    SLEEPING: You will be sleeping either in the house or on the field where the house is located (you can plant your tent - we can give you our tent & all necessary bedding as well if you prefer - or park your motor-home), depending on the availability.
    Vanessa works from home (from 10am until 6pm, Monday to Friday) so it is not possible to host digital nomads or share the space in the house during her working hours.

    WATER AND ENERGY: There is running water, a solar indoor shower and a compost toilet.
    There is electricity (off grid with solar panels and batteries) to charge your devices, just during cloudy days we will have to be a bit careful with the consumption.
    --> The data plan with the INTERNET provider is limited (needed for Vanessa's work) so wi-fi is not available.
    For the laundry, you can hand wash your clothes in a bucket (we can provide washing product). We have a washing machine but we use it depending on the solar power available.

    FOOD: We are going to share meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and the food is going to be homemade, seasonal and vegetarian. No help is needed for cooking. For the days off (weekend), we usually prefer to have some family time without volunteers, if you stay around, we can provide a cold simple meal (ex. bread, cheese and olives). The kitchen is not available.

    ANIMALS: We have a dog (Junam), she's very friendly and loves company. She usually gets along with other dogs but unfortunately not with cats.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Thessaloniki is about 50 km away from the village, you can reach it by bus.
    The closest airport is Thessaloniki airport (SKG).

    ACTIVITIES TO DO AROUND: you can enjoy the country side around the village, go to the sea (around 10km away), explore the bushy hill behind the village, visit the Petralona cave, hike on Holomontas mountain (~50km), go to the legendary Mount Olympus (150km away) or head East to the heart of the Halkidiki region (Sithonia, about 70km away).

    There are direct busses (KTEL Halkidikis) from the village to Thessaloniki, to the first peninsula of Halkidiki (to Kallithea) and to villages around (N. Moudania, Kallikrateia...).

  • 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

    There is space for any size of campervan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Monday to Friday, weekends off, during weekend we'd like to have more time for ourselves)

Host ref number: 798966234863

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