Hello! Geia Sas!
First of all, please only contact us if you like to commit to our project for a period of at least 3 months.
We are Chenny and Steven, a Dutch-Belgium couple living off the land and trying to be as much self-sustainable on our off the grid permaculture farm. We are located at 750m high in the northern Peloponnese just outside the village of Seliana. We live in our natural build tiny house. All our food is organic, all of the vegetables we are eating are home grown or wild picked.
After more than 8 years of intense labor to set up a basic infrastructure here, we feel the wish to share the knowledge that we’ve gained. We can definitely use more hands to lift our project to the next level, but whilst staying here, you will learn a lot from it too and experience has taught us that every visitor brings specific knowledge and dynamics!
In 2021 we hope to transform our homestead in an experience/retreat center for people seeking a quiet place to find back their balance. From next year we will open our doors. The works for 2021, besides the daily farm life, will be finishing our natural build covered outside area (carpentry, cobbing, plastering, earth floor), building an outhouse for guests (bathroom, compost toilet) and making a platform and setting up a yurt for guests to stay in.
During your stay normal life at our homestead will be ongoing, daily maintenance of water/irrigation, animal care,… but to get you to know all the different aspects of this life we will integrate natural building projects, tending vegetable gardens, soil and water management and garden pattern design, making preserves for winter and home pharmacy. To cover every aspect and to get a full understanding of the rhythm of the farm one would actually have to stay for at least a year. To get a basic understanding of our approach towards natural living, we feel a minimum stay would be at least for 3 months.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You can really experience how to live off the land. We are both permaculture certificated and by now with a lot of gardening and natural building experience. Also, you get what you give! You will have many opportunities for learning natural living skills. Every day is different!
We stimulate everybody to get really a part of the farm. We cook and share meals together, you will be actively integrated in taking care of our animals (chickens, pigs, cats and dog). We will work together in the garden, harvest, preserve food, teach about soil, landscape design, herbal medicine and herbal cosmetics. Days start after breakfast, around 8.30. We are looking in particular for people willing to stay long term, carpenter and cooking skills are really welcome, but most of all people that are looking for a life like ours and looking for an introduction or an example.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You can stay at our place in a tent. We will provide for a tent and bedding. You can camp nearby the communal spaces, but also you can set up your tent more private in the woods should you wish.
There is an outdoor shower and a small swimming pool.
Food is prepared on rotational base in the communal kitchen. There is a bathroom with solar hot water. There is an amazing beautiful pit toilet with a stunning view.
After a long term stay with us we hope to have inspired you to start or join a project similar to ours, or maybe even join ours. We hope you will leave us with enough knowledge, experience and confidence to take on the next step towards self-sufficiency.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
WE have a wifi connection with limited data
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.
Accuracy of profile: