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Host ID: 46590
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: December 13, 2016

hello - my name is Petra.

I live in the south of the island of CRETE, directly at the sea, in the village of Palaiochora.

Surrounded by beautiful nature, wild beaches, ancient ruins lives a very nice and friendly community of greek locals and lots of people from all over the world, musicians (like me...), artists, healers...

I have a DOUBLE DECKER BUS, which will be my home in CRETE.

But at the moment this bus is in GIRONA, because it broke down just while I was moving with all my stuff from France to Greece...and so all of my personal belongings are on the bus...

I do need help to REPAIR the bus.

It seems that the turbo is weak and the compressor is broken and the differential damaged.
At the moment the bus is on a truck parking in Girona. They have a small workshop-garage, but they can not lift the bus. The guy of the parking has mechanical skills and could help to repair.

We will see what I can offer you to repair my double decker in Girona.
I can offer you free stay here in Crete for instance or also some money for your expences while you repair it in Girona of course.
We will work something out.

I will also need help to DRIVE it to GREECE - crete.

if you want to drive it, you will have to have a TRUCK DRIVERS LICENCE or a BUS DRIVERS licence...

The bus is not for public transport any more - we took almost all the seats out and so it can be driven like a truck.
it is an English bus and so the driver seat is on the right side...

We can bring it from GIRONA to BARCELONA (about 100 km to drive) - there the bus will go on a boat roro to PIRAEUS and then to HERAKLION.
then we drive it down to PALAIOCHORA on the south side of crete.

Once the bus is repaired and in crete, I will also need help to BUILD THE BUS INTO A HOME - so i am looking for people who can build, have an idea about solar systems and electric ... and dry toilet systems etc.
the bus will be on a piece of land directly on the beach where houses are not allowed.

if you want to help to REPAIR the bus in Spain or to build the bus in crete, you can stay with me in a wonderful place directly on the beach or in the village (about 1 km).

You can learn Greek language and DANCES or music.
or do Yoga, Tai Chi or learn about the wonderful plants of crete. I can also teach you cooking - greek, french, international - or my favourite kitchen: indian and asian. I used to have a restaurant in France for many years...
I can also teach you languages - I speak fluent German, English, French and some Spanish.

i have a lot of good friends here - some of them also have bars and restaurants - in case you want to stay and also earn some money. the weather is great all year around and the season will start in may.
Before that you can always get jobs to help in the olives or other things people do in winter.

This is not a very "typical" helpx - job, but it might be interesting for you anyway!

We can work out the conditions together - of course I will take care of all the costs - might also pay a bit of money, if that helps...

hope to hear from you soon!!

greetings to you, petra

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