Update- please don’t contact us asking for dates before November.
We are Sean (Anglo-Irish) and Helen (Welsh), a couple who moved to Crete from the UK in 2005. We built our home and set up our agro-tourism business providing self catering accommodation in our two self-catering apartments.
Our place is on the doorstep of Western Crete, only 30 minutes from the Venetian town of Chania, in the small working village of Xamoudochori.
Set in an olive grove on the edge of the village, we have much work out of season in the Winter months harvesting our olives, gardening, painting and various projects we have to complete before the next tourist season begins.
We are looking for a fit, strong couple to help us over a long-term period of 1-2 months this Autumn/Winter.
The work is very physically demanding and anybody interested should be prepared for this. For example, the olive sacks, when filled, weigh 40-50 kilos and we are expecting a big harvest this year with possibly 30 sacks to fill and transport.
Accommodation will be provided in one of our two beautiful apartments, private and fully equipped for self catering with 2 balconies, wifi and heating.
Some house, pet and chicken sitting may be required, hence why this is an accommodation only offer as it's long-term and includes all utilities.
All safety equipment is provided and all help is supervised by us.
Before we decide, we would like to talk and give full details via a video call, also giving you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.
Helen & Sean
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Crete is a very special island and the hospitality of the people is world famous. Travellers lucky enough to visit and stay out of season in a working village like ours , with people like us who have integrated into the village, will experience the island's magical landscapes, it's delicious clean food, it's hospitality and a way of life long forgotten in many western societies.
The most important lesson will be how the local Cretan people value health and family above anything else and the simplicity of life here in the village.
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Painting the property, paths and steps surrounding the property.
General maintenance around the property.
Gardening, pruning, clearing.
We will require a Skype/Facetime meeting with the applicant before we commit, to ensure that we are all in agreement with the details and that we are compatible.
We have a fully equipped private, self - catering apartment it has a bedroom with two large single beds and mattresses from England, a bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin, a small kitchen with cooker, fridge, kettle, microwave , pots and pans , dishes , cutlery etc a dinning area with table and chairs, two balconies all furnished as it would be for our paying guests in the Summer season.
Our apartments have 95 x 5 star reviews online. The accommodation is of a very high standard and we expect it to be treated with respect. There is also wi-fi and heating.
The volunteers can make their own meals in their kitchen in the apartment.
We can provide free range eggs and our very own extra virgin olive oil, plus any vegetables from the garden.
Our village is 3 kms from the bus stop in Maleme where buses run regularly every day . We will provide transport to and from the bus stop during the day and a reliable taxi number for evenings out. Chania is 30 minutes by bus. Volunteers can explore the local area by foot, we will advise them on many walks and places to visit once here.
We will happily advise or organise day trips in accordance with what the volunteers interests are. The beaches in Crete are beautiful on warm sunny Winter days and no tourists and the mountains are spectacular, offering many choices to suite all tastes.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week