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.
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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.
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)
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week(more hours for the olive harvest 8.30-5.00 with a long lunch)
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