A British/Greek bi-lingual living in the Kyparissia area for many years (originally from London and Athens) with our 10 year old daughter, 2 cats, 2 dogs and chickens. We rent out our house every year from April until end of November and need help in the period of November to March to help get the house ready. This involves a lot of cleaning, heavy gardening, varnishing and painting, DIY, repairs etc. We also want someone who is self sufficient and does not need a lot of company as we are very very busy. Ideally someone who could also cook and help teach our daughter English and Maths.
In return we offer a warm house, anecdotes on life in Greece and good music. And our lovely daughter's laughter. We are 2.5 km from Kalo Nero village and beach in the Kyparissia Bay with 60km of sandy beaches.
Bicycles can be borrowed to go to Kalo Nero and we go to Kyparissia town every day on the school run. We eat and live simply and live rurally so this is ideal for nature and beach lovers or those with an interest in Greek culture and/or language.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Work includes moving the chicken coup area and fixing the fence, painting a shed, painting gate, bars etc, digging irrigation tubing into the ground, clearing stones, painting and general DIY.
Volunteers have their own double bedroom and bathroom in our house.
The Bay of Kyparissia is a designated NATURA site and nesting ground of the Loggerhead Turtle, an endangered species. The area is perfect for nature and beach exploration as well as archeological sites. Kalo Nero is a seaside village and Kyparissia is a modern market town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families