Come and help in my organic farm near Chania, Crete, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    I am located in the north west of the Cretan island of Greece. I am looking for one or two persons who love nature and working in the fields for two weeks or more. The farm has about 200 olives trees to harvest(November-December), clean, burn branches and trimm.
    There is also an Organic garden to take care and look after as well as cleaning the place from bushes and grass. I have some chicken for the eggs .
    I also have a mongolian yurt, a small house with kitchen , bath and toilets and a caravan for the volunteers . There is enough space to set a tent as one's wish for housing. This is a place I have been preparing since 8 years ago and there is a lot of small things to do , to make it even better. Good hand workers are welcomed.
    This site is located in the wonderful countryside of Crete, 25kms from Chania (as well as a few kilometers of small typical villages). We have a great view of the White Mountains of Crete just in front of the place and a very green landscape all around.
    Our summers are very hot so we need to start working outdoor very early around 6am. We usely stop working at 11 or 12 am .
    I broke my leg 4 times during the past 20 years , so to be able to live my dream in the middle of the nature , I imperatively need help because after all this fractures, my leg developed a painful osteoarthritis.
    I am not handicap but am no longer able to do everything I did before . I need responsible and experimented people , handyman or woman and able to make decisions .
    I need 4 persons for the olive's harwesting that starts around november 10 .

    In February, I would need 2 people ( a couple can be perfect ) to make the pruning of the olive trees , so one have to be able to use a chainsaw and have a real desire to learn how and why .

    With a group of friends , we do a meditation for the full moon and for the new moon .
    If someone wants to stay long and there is compatibility of character and ideas, he or she will be more than welcome .Because of animal abuse, I am now a vegetarian.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn to leave in full nature , to meditate and find the peace in themselves by agreeing to the elements .

  • Help

    Help

    The farm has about 200 olives trees to harvest(November-December), clean, burn branches and trimm.
    One of my project is to fill the pallets of the storeroom with straw and clay . People with experience will be more than welcomed .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Greek, English, and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a trailer for the volunteers .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a village at 2,5 km with a bus stop direction Chania(25 km), Rethimnon(33 km) and heraklion(110 km). We are sited at the foothills of the White Mountains so there are a lot of beautiful walks around here.
    We also have 2 bicycles for transport. The villages around the area are very traditional Cretan.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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