I am starting up my own little organic farm thing, since 2015, on Crete after having travelled and volunteered three years myself.
The place is an olive grove of 1,6 ha (4 acre) with about 220 olive trees. I have planted fruit trees and am making a vegetable garden. I have 15 geese. Here are also two friendly dogs and a cat.
The soil is very poor here and i'm trying to regenerate the soil by applying permaculture principles. Anyone with experience on this is always welcome.
I prefer last-minute travellers because very often those who write me far in advance tend to change their plans and cancel, but you can always try:) and when i say last-minute i mean today or within a week, not much more. I am also willing to discuss with people who wish to stay long-term, a few months at least.
Shower is outside. In winter there will not be warm water every day but you can take a warm shower in the caravan if you preheat the water.
I don't have wifi here but I can turn on limited hotspot from my phone if you need to check email. There's wifi in the nearest café 5 minutes walk away.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
It is in a village called Choudetsi or Houdetsi, 20 km south of Heraklion. There is a lot of things to explore around. It's 5 min walk to a cafe with wifi, a bakery and a grocery store, and 10 min walk to the village square with a restaurant traditional tavernas and cafes. Beautiful hiking routes as well. For bathing it is 40 min walk to a large lake or 10 min walk to a hotel with outdoor swimming pool free to use if you just buy a coffee or drink in the cafe.
In the summer there are music seminars in the village, many international musicians, lots of people and free concerts every friday.
In december it's olive harvest. Pruning is in early spring some time, depending on the weather.
Other times of year it's garden work, cutting wood, soil regeneration works etc...
+ cooking and shopping for us of course:)
This year we plant a food forest, dig 3-4 new ponds and repair a collapsed part of an internal road. Further, there are always things to do and new projects coming up.
Hope to see you here:)
There are two yurts a caravan and two small wood cabins. I also have a big family tent and a small tent to put up when needed.
The biggest yurt has a wood stove and a kitchen, this functions as common area. The smaller yurt has a double bed, two single mattresses and a gas heater. The caravan has a gas heater, beds for two and kitchen, the wood cabins has double beds and gas heaters.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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