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Host ID: 31968
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Last Updated: March 16, 2020
My partner Dirk and me (Maria) have chosen to live in the North part of mainland Greece, Central Macedonia, Goumenissa at Mount Paiko region after traveling and living around the world. After Aug 2012, in our family, we also have our oldest son Achilleas and after October 2014 our youngest Arionas!
The small town is located at the foothill of mountain Paiko, our perception of 'heaven on earth'.
We are into all short of projects, on tourism promotion for this area, along with running a small traditional guesthouse ('home away from home' as our guests describe it!) and we are also renovating our home at a small village next to Goumenissa, called Pentalofo.
Goumenissa, the town where the guesthouse is located, is a 4.500 people town, at the foothill of Mount Paiko, where one can find five visitable wineries, a music culture of self taught brass band musicians and a few bars and tavernas, quite vivid during summer and less busy during the rest of the year.
Mainly we are interested in getting some help with preparing and working in the garden, and when the weather does not permit help with the everyday work we do at the guesthouse and the house maintenance...or our boys' maintenance! :-)
We are looking forward to receiving structured, visitors that
- share our passion for nature and working outdoors
- are willing to share knowledge and experience, teach us what they know, but also to learn from us
- are broad-minded, easygoing and appreciate the value of laughter and humor in life!
- are willing to help us around on our daily duties and plans
- take initiative and are self-motivated in contributing
- have ideas and positive energy to contribute to the development and marketing of this area we live in.
Your help could be offered along the week or in 4-5 days so that you get the time to jump on a bus and get to Thessaloniki (second largest Greek city) in an hour drive and from there access through bus service the beach resorts of Chalkidiki and Pieria region or spend some time in the nearby cities of Giannitsa, Edessa, Veria and more or...simply trek and free camp on magic Mount Paiko.
We would prefer not to commit on time schedules and plans until we first get to spend one week with you, to get to know each other better, and see how our 'chemistry' works out!
Also, please make an effort to arrange your travel plans in such a way so that you can reach our place by 18:00 hrs. Having two small children makes it a bit hard for us to pick up from the bus station and also be around for helping our visitors to orientate on their first hours with us, if these hours are late at night.... ;-)
Looking forward to your applications...
What we can offer is private accommodation in the guesthouse service rooms (room for 1 or two people with private bathroom) or in our in our house guest room, use of all guest house common rooms and wi-fi internet access as long as...a place in our table and access to our fridge! If you are a good cook, then let's exchange recipes and take shifts in cooking!! :-)