Live the biocyclical agriculture experience at the foothills of Hymettus mountain, Attica, Greece




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  • Description


    Here at our farm we follow Bio Cyclical growth and live with respect for the environment and biodiversity protection.

    We are an olive grove at the foothills of Hymettus mountain, 30km away from Athens city center, and we like to live peacefully with our animals. Even though not 'purists', we are mainly vegetarian; we provide our modest Greek produce.

    At the moment the Farm opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 7p.m. and we are in need of 'w/awayers' who will want to help us with every chore possible; we are in search of a Farm Manager and until then, we depend greatly upon our volunteers :)) We have been quite lucky overall, sometimes not so :( the experience is never the same, it is so sad to see some leave...

    ...some more detailed information about the farm and its olive trees: the olive grove produces price awarded xx fine virgin olive oil and the trees are looked after according to instruction by ΔΗΩ, our Certifying Controller Agency.

    Art is in everything we do whether it is work or free time; it is important for us to work with love and knowledge while we try to exert the qualities of our olive oil: observation is one of our important key words!

    Though the activity is still at its beginning, many things have been done or are in progress, and we have plenty of other projects for the future.

    We welcome volunteers from all over the world and a good common ground of understanding is important: however, we are no longer accepting 'drive throughs' or 'stop overs'; we spend a considerable amount of our time and our efforts in order to be as best hosts as possible for you, and make the experience worth your while, whether it meets your initial expectation or not, we must keep on going... :))


    *** Before writing to us, kindly take note of the following regarding COVID as it looks very much likely that COVID IS NOT HARMLESS, even if only mildly infected ***

    We are committed to continue our cycle, and would welcome anyone interested to help us here on the farm but we kindly ask workawayers to acknowledge that if they are here, they are to 'socialize' according to public health recommendations by the Greek Ministry of Social Health with no alternative theory and/or interpretation.

    That is to say, we are STILL serious about
    a. respecting social distancing (stay at at least one meter and a half away from each other especially upon arrival),
    b. following daily hygiene and sanitary disinfection protocols
    c. wearing masks at all times where it is obligatory
    d. w/awayers to be FULLY vaccinated.

    Every other new instruction announced by the Greek Ministry of Social Health will be followed by the book with no exception, and will not be contested on any philosophical and/or ideological grounds.

    We evidently don't like the situation ourselves, but it is just how things still are, so we kindly ask you to be considerate and practice "tight" rather than "relaxed" behavior, even if vaccinated.

    Allow us to reiterate that it is because of all of the above that we will no longer host occasional or sporadic travelers: it is truly great if one is able to commit for at least a full period of 1 month, to integrate and to appreciate our efforts, and in the end help with what we are actually in need of.

    Also, we prefer workawayers who come with other w/a Hosts' positive feedback.

    Thank you very much for your kind cooperation ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    The farm is located next to Paiania, at the foothills of Hymettus mountain, where you can enjoy great hikes.
    Also, Athens is accessible by public transport from the farm and if you are drivers there are many archaeological sites nearby, like Cape Sounion (the temple of Poseidon), the temple of Artemis in Vravrona, and nice places to visit: Marathon, Rafina, Porto Rafti, etc.

    Here you can learn about agricultural life and the process of producing high quality olive oil.

    You will also learn how to take care of the animals and to listen to their needs. If you stay for a longer period of time you might even be able to attend basic dog training lessons with Sophia our wonderful dog trainer.

    NO TOBACCO and NO ALCOHOL consumption on the premises.

    Depending on the period and availability you can either be accommodated inside a house or in tents outside (bringing your own). Once again, smoking is strictly forbidden inside or outside your tents. Thank you.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers to help us with the maintenance of the place (minor repairs, cleaning of the outdoor areas and taking care of the plants) and the routine of the farm (feeding the animals and cleaning their space).

    Animals are early risers, so they also expect you to be one! We usually work at sunrise for the morning routine and at sunset we close the farm with the evening routine. In between we will help you plan other activities and your free time.
    Note that for the winter routine, the farm starts at about 7:00am. and closes at about 7:00 in the evening-- also depending on temperatures.

    If you have special skills and have any idea of how you could be of help don’t hesitate to let us know. We also like it if, upon your application for staying with us, you ask questions regarding the above.

    In our view, sincere learners need at least a month to understand and to adapt to what we are about; the first week is demanding for people who have no agricultural life experience and the observation of nature is necessary in order to understand it.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    An independent little house is available for volunteers (2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located very close to Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos), easily accessible by public transport.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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