Learn about sustainability at our off-grid permaculture farm in Seliana, Peloponnese, Greece

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Greek: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

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    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    WE have a wifi connection with limited data

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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