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Help Exchange

All Year: Yes from early Dec 2015
Area (ha):
Persons: 2-4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 12480
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: October 11, 2018

I am looking ideally for helpers with building skills. Specialy Carpenter and cabinet making skills!
I believe in the basic fundamentals of HelpX are important, that is it should be a complete social, cultural and work exchange to each parties benefit. The location offers the chance to live in the heart of a traditional village on the edge of remote countryside. Anybody with experience in building is welcome to help me convert my Mercedes 608 van into a travelling home. Ideally I am looking for volunteers with carpentry and other skills required to fit out the back of the van for living accommodation. I would really love the opportunity to learn a trade and skills, such as: Blacksmith, Metalwork, Ironwork, Carpentry, Joinery,(Alchemy of course!!) Cabinet Making, Roof Thatching, Cooper, Dry Stone Wall construction/repair, Coppicing and Stonemason etc. I live in a beautiful, unspoilt part of South West Greece in the Peloponese very close to the beach. You would be able to stay either at the beach or in my apartment depending on the time of year you visit. I would provide food, cooking facilities and showers.

Near Krestena are:
1. A 20km long beach that lies at 5km from my house.
2. Olympia ancient stadium and archaiological site in about 10km.
3. The temple of Apollo, built by Iktinos, the same Iktinos who built Parthenon, Akropolis.
4. Beautiful villages like Kyparisia (36km), Andritsena(38km), Karitena with its famous stone bridge and medieval castle (50km)
5. Many medieval monasteries
6. River Neda where you can swim in waterfalls and see old bridges.
7. Ruins of ancient city of Samiko. For all the above see my photos.

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