The Sunny Mountains of the Peloponnese. Volunteer in Lakonia

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Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    CURRENTLY NOT NEEDING ANY HELP .ANY PREVIOUS HELPERS PLEASE MESSAGE ANYWAY IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU

    Help with BUILDING and Renovation and Maintenance of TRADITIONAL ORIGINAL STONE HOUSES in all aspects always welcome .


    We always try to accommodate Workawayers who are competent Home fixers, Carpenters or wood workers, Plumbers . Stone or bricklayers ,Tilers, Plasterers or Electricians or drystone wallers as there is always something that needs doing .


    We are a family of 4 our property is 20km north of Ancient Sparta and Mystra in Lakonia, Southern Greece. We are in a scenic mountain village with a bus service and lifts with locals to and from town are quite easy.

    The surroundings are unspoilt with walking,hiking and cycling with stunning views available directly from property which is in the heart of the village . We have many on going projects. We recycle and salvage wherever possible and i am keen to put into practice what i have learned about off grid living .

    The house is built into a 6 metre high bedrock so there is plenty of scope for creative interesting projects for Woodworkers and Stoneworkers

    We have completed a 1 kilowatt off grid solar electric project and one property is now running independently.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    Hello from the Sunny Mountains of the Peloponnese

    We welcome self motivated and enthusiastic,practical people who enjoy working independently or part of a group to help us move our projects forward and at the same time teach/learn and have some fun . The location offers the chance to live in the heart of a traditional village on the edge of remote countryside but only 20 mins from a large town . We are only an hour from the sea and go regularly ,we have a minibus so space is no problem , and welcome you along .

    We are renovating and restoring two old traditional stone houses to rent and are ready to finish electrics and plumbing.Tiling a bathroom and cellar floors and paving a small courtyard are next.Anybody with experience in stone work always welcome.There are also 2 kitchens to be fitted and a wooden Daybed to be built in to the entrance hall of one house .

    We always have challenging,inventive new projects to be undertaken for long stayers but also the inevitable general property maintenance and small projects.

    Then we have two gardens in their embryonic stages one for the vegetables and then the shrubs and flowers so any experience in this field in particular veg and or mediterranean plants is appreciated and of course the general upkeep as well .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English ,Greek and a little French .

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is self contained in an adjoining house on the main courtyard or in a separate converted haystore next to an ancient threshing circle in our olive groves and is all of a very good standard.

    We have a good sunny spot for campers and campervans in the olive groves on the edge of the village yet only 100 metres from the main square .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Working hours and days are flexible but will be agreed in advance so as to avoid misunderstandings. In general for a minimum 5 hrs per day we supply 3 good meals on working days and take a longish lunch hour together, we cook all meals for you and we usually eat together but if you prefer to eat independently in the evening thats fine too .On days off we supply food for you to cook . If you like to cook that is great we love to try new food and enjoy mealtimes .We have lots to do and when we work,we work and when we are not we enjoy life with the same energy . We go to the beach and sites often and we would happily bring you with us or help you to go independently as you wish .

    The village has 2 bars in the main square one of which is a nice restaurant as well within 150m of the house providing the chance to stay in an authentic village environment but only 50m from mountains and olive groves .The most notable sites nearby are Mystras and Ancient Sparta with Monemvasia a day trip away.We speak English and Greek,and poor French but we try.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5

The houses and pool in progress
From the cave above the village






















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