A unique insight into the lifestyle of rural Greece.

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Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Charles, Ellie and 11 year old Alexandra (Lexi)An English family live on an olive farm on the edge of the Ionian Sea in the Western Peloponnese, 20km west of Ancient Olympia. We have 400 olive trees, which produce approximately 2 tons of olive oil annually. We also produce a large amount of our own food from an extensive vegetable garden. Animals include chickens,,turkeys,sheep,pigs, 4 dogs and many cats.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our visitors could learn about animal husbandry and gardening among many other projects we always have on the go ( cider-making, wood-working ) We mostly have only Greek friends so they can learn about the Greek way of life.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with the olive harvest, from roughly mid-November through until Christmas.
    After Christmas is the time for general maintenance, cleaning land, rebuilding terraces etc. In return for your exertions, we hope to offer you a unique insight into the lifestyle of rural Greece, the traditional methods of olive husbandry, and especially the food, wine and culture of the Peloponnese.We are sorry to say that we would prefer that you were not vegan or vegetarian (during the olive harvest it is hard to cater for different diets)

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living in a 2 bedroom wooden cabin just 50m from the main house. All meals will be eaten at the house, but you will have your own space should you need it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the weekends we are happy to take you to see some sights such as Ancient Olympia. We have paddleboards and a beautiful lake nearby, happy to take you out.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week(more hours for the olive harvest 8.30-5.00 with a long lunch)

Ellie preparing Christmas lunch!
Much digging with Edu and Ana
The olive harvest
Olive smoked bacon.
Home-made sausages.
Ellie planting up the wicking beds.
Tired Mum and her 10 piglets.
Some of our livestock.
Burning the olive branches after the harvest, most years we chip them
Charlie and Lexi making a rocket stove.

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