Please don't contact us for the period from October 2019 untill March 2020. We have no availibility to host in this period.
Hello! Geia Sas!
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.
Our surplus vegetables mainly go to our friends and neighbours at Re-Green and other locals. Re-green hosts beautiful seminars and workshops. We are growing into a community of good neighbours, connected by some communal spaces and bound by the wish to improve our way of living. This year we will set up a festival with our community.
After more than 6 years of intense labor to set up a basic infrastructure here, we feel the wish to share the knowledge that we’ve gained. Let’s be honest, it will be a win-win situation. We can definitely use more hands to lift our project to the next level, but whilst doing this, others can learn from it too and experience has taught us that every visitor brings specific knowledge and dynamics!
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 of 4 weeks is ideal.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in 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 and show you how to preserve the food for a longer period. Days start after breakfast, around 8.30.
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish (a little), Greek (a little)
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
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week