We are looking for someone to help us with the preparation of our olive grove before harvesting, Laconia, Greece

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  • Description


    We are an organic farm in Laconia (Lakonia) practicing traditional farming on the mountain Taygetus.
    The farmland is 20 acres of olive trees including various fruit trees, citrus, herbs and plane trees that shade a natural spring.

    Volunteers will be actively involved in day to day tasks as ploughing, sowing, making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, fencing a willingness to assist with the physical duties on a farm, is all that is required. The work is in beautiful locations and we ask that you wear long pants and closed in shoes.

    The time of year will determine on the work we do.

    Our schedule is flexible and changes depending on the day and time. In summer, we work in the early evening as the weather is very hot. There are many more people in the village in August and village square is full till late at night with those visiting their village for the summer,

    In winter, we work in the daytime and sleep earlier. So flexibility is a good thing :) the work is very rewarding and you can learn much about our history if you wish to do so. The people are friendly and welcoming, but please note many speak only a little English.

    Meals are provided, however the time we eat is not set. We have many visitors and relatives so the meals are fun and lively if you are ok with learning some Greek . We are happy to provide you food from the village to cook yourself, if you would prefer to cook at set times.

    If you are interested in alternative ways of living, are passionate about sustainable agriculture, if you are keen on working for a time in exchange for food and accommodation and enjoy taking long walks in a pristine natural environment, please communicate as we would love to meet you!


    If you apply to come around November and/or December we will be harvesting the olives. In this time of the year our working schedule is different because the olive harvest is a race against the weather. We will leave the house around 9 am and return about 4:30 pm if the weather allows. So when the weather is good we will work more than 5 hours a day every day but when it rains or with windy days we can not work at all on the groves. For example it's possible that we work 10 days straight and than 5 days not at all because the weather doesn't allow us to.

    Harvesting olives on mountain groves is not easy and it requiers physical fitness.So consider your stay for this time of the year carefully, if your up for the challenge your welcome.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Experience the way of life in a small village in Mount Taygetos and the traditional way of pruning, weeding and harvesting an olive grove.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Ploughing, sowing, gardening, planting, weeding, cutting wood, harvesting, pruning, fencing, dry wall

  • Langues parlées

    Greek: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Separate house above our family house with one bedroom,kitchen,bathroom and a small living room. You can cook or eat with the family. Experience the traditional greek kitchen. Most of our products are organic and/or local.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Selegoudi is a small village on the foothills on mount Taygetos and 25 km from Gythion Laconia. The main cultivation is olive trees, fig trees, vineyards and livestock farming. The area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and swimming in the river Sminos that runs next to our olive grove.

    I do smoke, and it can be inside downstairs. However, your own apartment upstairs is smoke free.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 666886926149

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