Help out in a non-profit community project and meeting point for van-campers and travellers in Kakovatos Zacharo, Greece



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    I'm Sarah and started two years ago. Although I'm the only person living here full time I always have a hand full of people staying with me helping with the project. Based in Kakovatos/Zacharo we built a comunity space for travelers, expats and locals. We also established a network of neighbors taking care of stray dogs and other animals in this area. Speaking of "we" means that this project is shaped by the ideas of more people than only me. Guests who want to join the project are happily invited to contribute their skills and thoughts and help this place to grow and flourish. For travellers who pass by we make delicious vegan food, run a workshop for wood and metal works, a garden and of course a lot of dog care. With a big heart for DIY culture we offer most services on a donation basis. To sponsor the project there is also a laundry shop located here where travellers can stop by and have their clothes cleaned, take a shower, swap clothes or books and get to know new people. Since this is a non-profit-project all the revenues go into the monthly expenses of the stray dog project. Additionally to my two dogs there are always a few foster dogs here and I am trying to find homes for them. I also help stray dogs in the area with medical treatment, castration and food for which I collect donations.

    Currently i need help with:
    -animal day care (7 dogs and 4 cats rn)
    -cleaning the property and watering the plants on a daily basis
    -cooking for the team (although i love cooking, i'd love your dish from time to time)

    The workshop is free to use but not as important as the things above, as i rarely have enough time to guide you all along. Anyways, theres always something to be repaired or built and people who already have a good set of skills to work on projects independently are welcome to get creative here. Also you will have the chance to meet travellers and locals as well as other parts of a solidaric and pleasant community you are welcomed to. So you better be friendly and open to meet new people and take your part in the daily tasks ;) We are doing our best to make this project a safe space for people who experience discrimination. Contrary to other surroundings FLINTA* are very welcome to come to this project and share skills. Also if you are used to working and living in a group, know how to handle your emotions and talk about your needs this can be a place for you, if not so, please think twice. If you think racist/ableist/sexist behaviour is a thing to tolerate, please leave.

    If you've read all the text and you want to apply, i recommend you to put your favorite animal as a subject.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I'm from Germany and my customers are mainly campers from different european countries. I speak German, English and French. People who stay with me will have the opportunity to either hang out in the house/shop and meet people who pass by or grab a bike and explore the area.

    I live in a small village by the sea. The beachfront is huge and very beautiful, there are nice walks and hikes to do in the hills and valleys nearby. When I have time we can go places together, with the car or motorbike. But I am usually quite busy and you will have to go explore the area yourself. You can use a bicycle to go to the beach or shopping. There is no local public transport here but hitchhiking works quite well. To get here from bigger cities and back you have to take a public bus to Zacharo (the bus company is called KTEL and you can call the hotline to get the timetable).

  • Ayuda


    People who are good at renovation tasks and know something about water, electricity, gas, walls and so on are very welcome, there is always something to fix and to improve here...
    If you are good at wood or metal work, there are some smaller and bigger furniture and garden projects.
    Also I could use some advice and assistance concerning my old campervan (Mercedes 608 from 1985) and my even older company car (Datsun Pickup from 1970). If you are into car repairs or body work I'm happy to host you.

    I also always need help with some general tasks such as:
    - dog care (feeding, playing, training, cleaning dog areas)
    - daily cooking and baking (vegan)
    - simple housework
    - advertising

    The help of my guests will only be used outside of the laundry room which is the only commercial part of the project.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    For backpackers: I have two private guestrooms with double beds plus two comfortable sofas in the living room.
    For vantravellers: parking option in the garden.

    Everybody can use the kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, washing machines, wifi etc.

    If you come here you should be ok with having dogs around. The guest room is dog-free of course. But when you get up you will be greeted by a good number of wet noses and wagging tails.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    I am looking for people who stay and help for about 2 weeks, longer stays will be discussed individually and in person when you are here. I don't like to make promisses before I ever met somebody. In my experience it is much better to see how it goes and then decide together how long you will stay here.

    We will also discuss individually what you would like to contribute and what I can offer you in exchange, depending on your needs and interests and the tasks that I have during the time you are here. So feel free to ask me about that.

    I provide food (at least one cooked meal per day and access to the kitchen to make your own snacks) and drinks (coffee,tea and water is free, sodas and beers have to be paid). You get a place to sleep (guestroom or parking spot for vans), a warm shower and laundry option.
    In order to get around places I would recommend you to get a rental car or be ok with hitchhiking or using a bicycle as there are almost no public busses here and I usually don’t have time to drive you around.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    I have unlimited wifi in the house, yard and in a part of the garden. Download speed is good, upload quite slow.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    I live in a campervans myself. I have space for 1-2 vehicles and there are beautiful parking spots by the sea nearby for campers who like to stay in nature.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    I have dogs. People who come with pets have to take responsibility for their animals and we will have to find solutions for a peaceful coexistence :)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 113116429482