Hi out there we are Perikles and Marianna, we live in Athens and for the past 10 years parallel with our professions (furniture making, painting and sculpting) we have been planning, constructing, and planting our land on the southern part of the beautiful unspoiled island of Evoia-Greece
We have built a house with guest room out of straw bales for ourselves, a separate house out of stone for our guests and a work shop. We use solar panels for energy and heating. We gather rain water from our roofs in cisterns for house use. We have planted fruit trees, olive trees and an organic vegetable garden. We have chickens, friendly field cats which come and go which we feed and are especially fond of and a dog
Our idea is to live more permanently in Evoia on our self- made land, working on eco sustainability while sharing ideas projects and experience with other people.
We also want to learn from you so we especilly welcome volunteers who have experience in biodynamic or permaculture cultivation, but also have wood construction and artistic skills, enjoy cooking, play music, who are frien dly and would like to help us with everyday work on our land such as feeding animals helping to maintain the houses, seasonal agricultural work like planting gardens and olive picking and future projects involving new constructions.
Work on the field is varied depending on the season. November is the month for olive picking which happens every other year and lasts about 3 days In the summer watering trees and gardens is essential due to the heat Planting constructions and maintenance work are an ongoing thing as well as caring for the animals.
english, italian, some french
Volunteers may stay in the guest house which has a well equipped kitchen and bathroom or the guest room with separate bathroom depending on the situation. Cooking skills are welcome Volunteers can share meals with us (we enjoy cooking, good company and all types of good food) or they can prepare their own food if necessary (we provide ingredients).
Our land is situated on a quiet isolated slope 170 meters above sea level between two small gorges which meet in its center creating a sinuous valley whose journey to the sea forms part of the fascinating landscape of this particular location.
Situated strategically on the narrowest part of S. Evoia on the hills, a 15” drive north of the port of Nea Styra our closest shopping center, our 3 acre SW facing estate, offers a spectacular view of the Evoia gulf with its bouquet of scattered islands set in front of the famous Attica mountains (Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettus) while being a mere 10 minute drive from the Aegean sea on the other side with its beautiful beaches.
So beaches are close on both sides which we can visit while you are here aswell as and other interesting places To top it all this location is blessed with the most splendid sunset you will never forget.
Getting here is quite easy as It is just a two hour journey by car and ferry from Athens center, 1 ½ hours by bus from Athens center to the port of Ag. Marina (ferry trip is 40”) and 45” to the port from Athens airport. We come and pick you up from there
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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