Help a non-profit project with a natural building in Hopeland, Greece



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  • Beschreibung


    It is a non profit organization installed in a 7.6 acre property in North East Peloponnese, just 130 km from Athens, amidst archaeological destinations. Its main aims are Sustainability and Viability at all levels, which it approaches through activities and programs based on four pillars of Personal Development, Tradition, Culture and the Environment.
    Some of its main objectives are natural building, natural farming, recycling, respect for nature and reducing the ecological footprint. All of the facilities are natural building structures made from straw, wood and clay with low to zero ecological footprint. In terms of production possibilities, It has its own olive trees (and therefore already produces oil), an orchard of 50 fruit trees, several almond trees and a vegetable garden for vegetable production.

    We are envisioning a space where parents, children and adults from different countries live together, work together and create together by harvesting the land, nourishing the mind, feeding the soul and body with joy and creativity, mutual respect and equality. A key element of our philosophy is the dedication to learning the importance of a social cause, of encouraging experience while evolving as a unit and as a group, thus serving as catalysts for the improvement of our wider society. People with disabilities (autism, down syndrome) really move and interest us.
    We believe in:
    ● Preserving or using what nature so selflessly provides, without intervening too much.
    ● Producing our own food from traditional seeds with traditional cropping methods and natural intervention when production problems arise (plant illnesses, natural disasters, etc.)
    ● Taking action when it comes to knowledge, harmonious relationships, mental health, well-being, balance and harmony of body and soul.
    ● Respecting and learning the story of our land.
    ● Keeping cooperation and mutual understanding and respect as an objective.
    It focuses on four pillars: Personal Development, Tradition, Culture and the Environment. We focus on children-parents relations, as well as on the adjuvant but substantial intervention in education for young people, by developing activities and workshops that promote alternative education. With tools such as art therapy, and family consulting, we identify failures in relationships and our advisors intervene at various levels.
    The location (between world famous ancient destinations) is an excellent opportunity for us to organize workshops that promote the Ancient Greek element. We aim to create the essential conditions for the awakening of knowledge in Greek and foreign groups of young people. Concerning the environment, It has been built throughout 10 natural building workshops (straw bale houses, layout work, etc.) and it is a paradigm of a sustainable community in practice.

    We are working with the following target groups:
    ● Children of 6-12 years old and 10-16 years old along with their parents
    We work with children and families from 6-16 years old with various social backgrounds and challenges. Families with children with disabilities (autism, down syndrome) really move and interest us. We work with children of 6-10 years old in our hope-weekend and hope camp in the summer where family therapy, creativity and living sustainably are perfectly combined. We work with adolescents in a hope-weekend with an experiential game with heroes and archetypes in order to enhance self-development, creativity and emotional intelligence. We work with families in various transformational, psychological and experiential workshops. But we also consult parents through self-development, experiential and family therapy workshops.

    ● Young people
    We work with young people from 16 years old, in youth exchanges from EU and international, students in Greek or international universities or young people interested in self-development and environment. We welcome various educational trips in the place from universities and schools or various projects such as the building of a herb garden or we arrange our own environmental workshops.

    ● Wellness groups
    We work with wellness (yoga, reiki etc) groups and provide the venue and our surroundings for their wellness activities and workshops or build with them wellness and self-development activities.
    Schools and teachers
    We welcome international and national schools and teachers for outdoor and different learning methods such as unschooling and natural learning with schools like Project World School and various national and international school classes.

    ● Farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs
    We are planning to support and train local farmers and young entrepreneurs by providing workshops about eco-farming and sustainability and be an incubator for eco and agriculture entrepreneurs.

    ● Tour guides and tour agents, trailing and hiking groups both national and international
    We work with international, national tour guides and agents to promote eco-tourism and be a sustainable destination. We work with hiking and eco-tourism communities to enhance, promote and visit the path located in the place which goes to Mycenae. This will make the place a start point to explore other paths and natural surroundings around.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    The groups/projects that place is hosting are usually young people (18-30 years old) but can also be people 18+ with no upper age limit. From April to June we will host 6 projects (Youth exchanges and training courses). The topics of these projects are various: community building, arts, employability, environment, sustainability, personal development, zero waste, LGBTQIA+.

    The participants of the projects are coming from all over Europe and are usually amazing company to hang out with. The intercultural exchange is terrific! Your hosts are people with tens of years of international experience and can support you on this field.

    The tasks of this exchange will give you hands-on skills on:
    - Learning from an experienced cook,
    - Cooking for a large group,
    - DIY projects.

    Soft skills you will develop:
    - Broaden your horizons,
    - Develop your intercultural skills,
    - Learn how an educational eco-center works,
    - Intercultural skills.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    The Workawayer will support our chef cook for the groups (25-40 participants for each project) hosted by the place during April to June.

    Daily tasks:
    - Take out the breakfast equipment for participants of the projects to prepare for themselves,
    - Support the cook prepare lunch (cut, prepare the equipment, go shopping etc),
    - Support the cook prepare dinner (cut, prepare the equipment, go shopping etc),
    - Show participants the processes of the kitchen.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Greek: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Italienisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    The group accommodation of the place consists of some buildings and an outdoor place. A two-level house can accommodate 20 people in beds and additional guests can sleep in sleeping bags. There are also 5 Glamping tents (canvas-teepee tents with beds and mattresses) to accomodate people too. There is an open area with greenery which is clearly designed for tents. The area in total can accommodate more than 50 people. There is a new building for activities which was started and finished after a youth exchange project of the place called “Greenovation” with the help of the participants where activities can take place or even accommodate people in case of extreme weather.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    During their time off, the volunteer can relax and have some nice time socialising with the participants of the projects. There are always people around ready to exchange ideas and talks.

    The volunteer can also have a day for hiking, visiting surrounding town or even Athens.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is lots of space for your campervan, car or tent.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Any pets. Although, you need to know we also own dogs, cats and chicken.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 449274385735