My name is Colleen (35), I was born in Germany, grew up internationally and moved to Corfu in 2016.
Apart from my full time dedication to my land, I practice my profession as a Naturopath, where I give holistic health consultations to clients locally and internationally. I prescribe herbal and nutritional medicine as well as diet and life style changes to address the root causes of ailments and not just its symptoms.
I'm social, open-minded, passionate, knowledgeable, and excited to share and co-create. I'm blessed to be in a supportive community, which gathers occasionally where we jam, talk about important issues, share food, dance, support one another. I also enjoy hiking, exploring the nature and having a good laugh!
The land is called Ekollina and is a 10,000m2 plot that is off a dirt road, surrounded by olive groves. There are more than 70 olive trees that had been cut down to the stump (by previous owners) with new 3m long branches growing There is also a diversity of others tree, bushes, grasses, flowers, etc.; There is access to a seasonal creek and some sub-climates. I live off the grid in a wood cabin that we recently finished building with friends. There are two water tanks, a solar system, huegelkulture-lasagna vegetable gardens, composting toilet and an outdoor cold shower.
I'm specifically looking for helpers that are experienced in either one or more of the following:
*permaculture, PC design, gardening, plant propagation
*water management, creating hydro-electric generator, water catchment systems
*food forest creation
*natural/eco building - cob, stonemason, carpenter
*general construction and handy work
*building/creating with up-cycled materials
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Corfu is a lush green island with incredible diversity. The high tourist season (May-October) offers many alternative/spiritual festivals including an ecstatic dance festival, Agape Zoe festival and much more. The low tourist season (November-April) is an invigorating time in the nature, to be private on the beach, hike along wonderful trails, collect wild growing food (depending on the season we have wild greens, asparagus, fruit and medicinal herbs growing).
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge on herbal and nutritional medicine, and how we can live in harmony with ourselves, others and nature. I am excited to share with you my naturopathic knowledge and health insights. With in our community we gather with local and international, like-minded people regularly where we cook and eat together, Jam on various drums and instruments, and talk about how we can achieve sustainable living inside-out.
I love hosting skilled workers who can work independently, are keen to learn and share skills, who are responsible, follow instructions and are flexible and motivated. There are several permaculture projects going on including maintaining and propagating the garden, pruning olive trees, creating swales and water catchment systems, clearing the land from the fern and blackberry overgrowth.
I also need help with completing some construction jobs creating a nursery space, building a wooden fence, managing the flow of water along boarders and preventing landslides, preparing land for a food forest, etc.
We only accept people 25 years of age and older. If you are younger and are experienced in some of the skills mentioned above, please contact me.
I can offer a medium sized tent and sleeping gear. During some times of the year a caravan is available.
I offer 2 shared meals, coffee and tea on the days that we work together. There is space in the fridge and cooking facilities for you to be independent for the other meals and days. I'm omnivorous and if you have special dietary requirements you can find what you need in local supermarkets.
There is an outdoor (cold) shower and composting toilet. Water can be boiled for warm showers!
We have WiFi and mobile phone reception. The land is a 25 minute walk from the beach, 5 minute drive. The land is surrounded by olive grove and it is situated on a well known trail called the Arillas Trail.
While I love being social and connected, I also appreciate my private time and encourage helpers to be independent. Renting a car or scooter to explore the areas is a great way to be free and experience the island in your own time. We are a 10 minute walk from a supermarket that is open all year. Once per week we can go to the bigger supermarket together if you decide not to rent a transport vehicle.
We have some core values that we hope everyone can stick with. These include being honest, kind and respectful, staying in touch with your needs and appreciating those of others, nurturing awareness of self and others, respecting the locals and their way of life, practicing non-violent communication, working with enthusiasm and independence. Having a good laugh!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
WiFi is on during the day but as we get our energy from a solar system, phones, laptop and other devices can only be charged during the day. If its cloudy for more than one day, you may charge your devices at a friends place.
There are limited spaces on the land that are flat but one camper is possible.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week