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Leros Island
All Year: OCTOBER 2019
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 57423
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: September 28, 2019

TWO STRONG PEOPLE required. I HAVE OLIVES TO PICK ON 10 TREES after that, other work. FROM NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15. Are you a COUPLE or TWO friends traveling together? We have accommodations for a couple in exchange for help with upkeep on our ongoing project,our sustainable home in which we live and help with the surrounding landscaping. Work will be: OLIVE PICKING and possibly -tree pruning and trimming,tree branch trimming (using a saw, most branches are about 3-4" or 5-8 cm in diameter), some work on a ladder; raking leaves,gathering yard debris, possibly (not necessarily) spreading gravel on the large parking area adjacent to the house, dead weeds from the walkways and drive.
We ask for 7-8 days of work roughly- two people working 6 hours a day and before or after, you can stay for a week or 8 days (days of work for days of stay) on Tricia just "being on holiday". We do not offer anything else in the exchange, meals or otherwise. You can choose the hours that you want to work. The ACCOMMODATIONS in offer (accommodation only) are very interesting and unique, are aboard our antique yacht, Tricia, (1938) which is now in dry dock but still accessible via a short ladder, not that different than when she is on the water. For us, Tricia is plenty comfortable, with a good sized sitting room, sleeping cabin and galley -like a small apartment. All services are within walking distance, (WC and showers, no WC on board, except "going over the side" or...watering the garden.....
Good swimming is at your doorstep.
Tricia has electricity and the marina has wifi, better is available in town. We do not use the fridge as it is an electricity eater, (we have metered electricity at the marina) but you can put it on by "paying the meter".
Our home is a 1 hour walk from the marina, less than 10 minutes by motorbike should you choose to rent one, or about a half hour using the bicycles- but the last bit is pretty steep, you may have to walk some of it. (I do).

We will probably ask you to help with some watering, we do it all by hand, with the hose, no system set up.

Our home is in a beautiful spot on a really nice island, look up Leros - it is super laid back and REAL Greek Island living, not touristy. You can still swim this time of year. We are in the DODECANESE group of islands.
We look forward to hearing from you, we can send pictures and links for our Leros island.
Leros is a special place, we like to "share it" with special people.
2 week min. stay. (one week of work) pictures available.
I also keep a place in the country in Italy if you would like to do the same there, very light work.

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