All Year: Sep - Nov & March - May
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 94173
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Last Updated: October 28, 2019
Kalimera, we are an Austrian couple living in Lakonia, in a small village located in between Molaio and Neapoli. The seaside is just 1 ½ km walking distance (downhill) away.
There is special need for collecting olives from the beginning till the end of november.
As the first term in October went well,we still have about 20 trees to be collected in the beginning of November. We usually work for 4 to 5 consecutive days throughout the day to bring olives quickly to the mill. After 3 to 4 relaxing days we clean and cut and chop.
It would be perfect when helpers could stay minimum one full collecting turn.
For the ongoing works we do need help in automne and springtime.
It would be fine when you are able to climb trees and help in cutting and pruning as well as working with the wood chopper.
Since three years we care about a long time neglected 10 ha huge olive grove.
We work daily a couple of hours to clear undergroth, lop and pruning the old trees.
We also repair the stone walled terrasses slopes, and build some stone walls;
We use hand-tools as well as electrical tools so it is not demanding and heavy work to do, as cutting bushes – trimming and pruning the largest trees, and stack firewood for next winter.
We are not certified organic but try to be ecologically sound - have solar power, don't use insecticides, and do use organic fertilizer.
Our field is just one kilometer outside the village, Daimonia where we have a small house, and an appartment in an adjected courtyard. Our house always need some maintainance as cleaning, sanding and coating the wooden windows and door, plastering and jointing the outer facades, sealing and painting.
In return for up to 25 hours work each week we provide accommodation, food and will try to show you around the area.
Places of interest are the watermill in Talanta, the castle of Monemvassia, the ancient sunken city of Asopos at Plytra, the Island Elafonissos and many more hidden treasures.
We offer accommodation in our appartment, equipped with bathroom, kitchenette, sleeping room with double size bed and a living room with one bed.
Internet WLAN available.
You should like cats, but please don’t bring any pets with you.
In the evening we like cooking for dinner together with our hosts in order to have a cultural exchange. Food includes fish, meat, variety of vegetables from our garden and from the market, and a wide range of Austrian, Arabian and Greek dishes. We provide breakfast as well as a light lunch, usually cold.
We speak German, English, French, and some Arabic
Minimun stay about 10 days