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Learn about boat renovation with & on a sailing ship in Actium, Greece

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Learn about boat renovation and, if you like, practice a language (German, English) additionally. Live on the sailing boat, which needs to be repaired, well completely renovated. So it is a building job: Wood, glue, paint, sanding, machines. Your learnings can be helpful for a camper van, your house, apartment. You get away with practical skills.
    We need just help, it is our own private boat and will not be used to host paying guests.
    We are very open for chats & discussions together. We are more productive in a team and would welcome to have open-minded people, who would like to learn many different things and about people and viewpoints, helping us.

    We (Ralf & Julia) are an Austrian-Swiss couple in our end-fourties, beginning fifties, who are are seeking for a simpler lifestyle. Ralf has an education as boat builder and likes to coach and supervise. He is very precise in his job and therefore you can really profit from helping as kind of an internship in boat-building. He likes to show things to people a lot.
    Julia is a language teacher and author, who works online.
    Eat, help, live with us! :-)

    After the sailing ship will be finished, there is an option for sailing with us.

    Additional food information: Very flexible and open. Mostly we prepare and have dinner together. You take whatever you want from the fridge. We provide shopping for whatever you eat. There is always enough. We would appreciate some flexibility though: E. g.: Have the same brands of foods or coffee as we do. Additionally: We work hard on not wasting foods, which involves your cooperation.

    We are very flexible and adapt, would like you to do the same and adapt to our way of living too. One of our wishes is to solve misunderstandings, wishes with communication. Feel free to profit from our experiences and take your new experiences as coaching & learning.
    Please do not confuse that with a hotel, or a luxurious yacht with servants. There is no butler, or hired chef either.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about boat renovation and, if you like, practice a language (English, German) additionally. Live on the sailing ship (docked on land), which needs to be repaired.
    Come back on a sailing trip with us, when it is done, in case you come along with us and put in some extra effort.
    Learn about how to live with more people --> social skills.
    Learn flexibility and how to get things done.
    If you are interested: Additionally learn from our experiences in many different jobs and coutries, about alternative living.
    Excursions, your initiative very welcome, in the surroundings on the weekend, relaxing and swimming in the afternoon in summer on the beach.

  • Help

    Help

    Crafting help: Sanding, painting, screwing, ... Everything is possible, if you are willing to learn! ;-)

    Not considered work, but making living together under one roof possible: Cleaning off your own dirt, act in a team, when it comes to living: Kitchen, ... .

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    On the sailing ship; with the hosts and other workaway colleagues, in your own cabin, though. It is a bit like a camping style: The showers and toilets are outside the ship, but very close.
    The hygiene standards on a ship are a little higher (reason: salt, humidity are very destructive, bugs are more difficult to avoid), therefore you are not allowed to enter your cabin unwashed, or full of salt from the ocean. No dishes or foods are allowed in the cabin either.

    Additional food information: Very flexible and open. Mostly we eat together. We provide shopping for whatever you eat. There is always enough. We would appreciate some flexibility though: E. g.: Have the same brands of foods or coffee as we do. Additionally: We work hard on not wasting foods, which involves your cooperation.
    Our personal favourites are healthy and fresh options, we are flexible and happy to adapt to vegetarians, meat-eaters, vegans.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming
    Kite-surfing
    sightseeing
    hiking
    biking
    fishing
    (shuttle to town - only in summer)

    Your are free to use your spare time however you like. Your initiative is essential for activities like this. In winter it will be a challenge to find open companies for these activities.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is WIFI in the marina, which works better in the community room, than on the ship; anyway: there are cafés and restaurants in the marina and surrounding, which provide wifi (only in summer, though).

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Free parking in front of the marina, with sanitary facilities inside the marina.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 869371669517

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