Natural Farming, Permaculture, Beekeeping and more in a six-acre Farm in Peloponeese mainland, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everyone
    This is Andreas, Peggy, and our newborn Dimitra, we live in our six-acre farm in harmony enjoying the beauty and the presents of natural life.

    Our house is a Caravan. Around that there are an open living room - kitchen, a chicken coop, apiary, nursery, kitchen gardens, water harvesting systems, composting heaps, and the land is full of trees and cereal field areas

    The farm is equipped with a 200lt solar water heater for hot water all year long, outdoor composting toilet, solar panels for power autonomy in 12V, bicycle for visits to the nearest village or rides around the area,

    The nearest village is called Arla. It has a mini market, a bakery, grill house, 3 café restaurants with free wifi, a pharmacy and a tool shop. From this village, there is a bus connection to the major city of Patras 2 times a day. The nearest city with a full market is Kato Achaia which is 8km away by road. The beach of Kato Achaia is organized and full of bars and restaurants.

    The International Airport of Araxos is located 30km away from the farm (approx. 40 minutes by car)

    The West Achaia Region where the farm is located is suitable for wine tourism as one can find many wineries that welcome visitors. The region is inhabited continuously for over eight millennia (from 6000 B.C.) a statement that is based upon archaeological findings that one can find in the areas’ museums and monuments such as walls, aqueducts, and cemeteries. The beaches of west Achaia are well known for their peaceful and clean waters.

    Even though the farm is relatively close to the sea (8 km) there is no sea view. However from here, one can see the beautiful mountains of Peloponnese, Erymanthos, Santameri, Mazaraki, and Movri.

    Here, we work on:

    Natural Farming, Permaculture, Natural Building, Chicken Breeding, Apiary, Tree nursing, Eco-Community, Ecology, Autonomy and non-monetary management, Mycology, Upcycling, Music, theatre, dancing, yoga, folk art, traditional martial arts

    We need people that after reading the above will feel like spending some of their time here in order to interact with us and with the farm’s elements.

    For the moment hosting can be provided during the dry season (summer, half spring and half autumn) in tents. The guests can use the infrastructures and means of the farm (toilet, kitchen, shower, outdoor living room, bicycle, tent area) taking up the responsibility of their personal safety and proper use of them.

    We as administrators of the farm ask for:

    RESPECT for all kinds of life that cohabit in the farm

    Respect for al infrastructures and means and tools that have been made or obtained with a lot of effort and are absolutely vital for our survival here.

    Human interaction away from the logic of transaction (monetary or non-monetary) for us every egg, every drop of honey and every piece of knowledge, experience, infrastructure and means that we will share with you has incalculable value. However, we value incalculably every second that you, our guest will devote through your heart to deal with preserving, upgrading, building supporting and dispersing our farm and its causes. We believe that useful knowledge is like compost. Useless unless you disperse it.

    So we are really looking forward to placing YOU in our everyday activities. Be it watering the garden, feeding the chickens, building a dome, cooking, playing music, or babysitting, we want to work together, interact, teach and learn with you.

    Establishing mutually beneficial relationships (that lead to universally beneficial relationships) is the ultimate cause of all our efforts. We strongly believe that mutually beneficial relationships once established will be proven by far better than the common mutual exploitation relationships that we are familiar with in our modern society.

    Thus we are expecting you, great people, to build together with us the new narrative of mutually beneficial relationships and post it for the next to find and upgrade

    P.S. We cohabit with six cats and a dog that are absolutely friendly with children and other pets. Children and pets with similar behavior are always more than welcome to the farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will have a base and us as guides for visiting the west Peloponnese area, will be taught traditional and modern organic gardening techniques, permaculture and natural building, meet new people, and if interested in music have a chance to jam and learn with Andreas that has been a professional folk musician for over a decade. Moreover Apiary, nursery,tree care and guidelines to observe the nature with its patterns and miracles. The options for (perma)cultural exchange are too many to mention here provided that the Travellers have an appetite for it. Please refer to our description for more.

  • Help

    Help

    We are really looking forward to placing YOU among our everyday activities. Be it watering the garden, feeding the chickens, building a dome, cooking, playing music, or babysitting, we want to work together, interact, teach and learn with you. The tasks are just the excuse for getting closer to each other under a common cause.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Greek - English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For the moment hosting can be provided during the dry season (summer, half spring and half autumn) in tents. The guests can use the infrastructures and means of the farm (toilet, kitchen, shower, outdoor living room, bicycle, tent area) taking up the responsibility of their personal safety and proper use of them. We as administrators are willing to buy the appropriate materials for creating a dome or other type of shelter if the Travellers are up to making (and learning how to) with us. As for food we follow the old Greek moto "where four people can eat, six can eat as well" which means that we will provide portions of our own meals (three a day at least). We are mainly vegetarians but not strictly. Eggs and vegetables are always enough on the farm and we also shop our way to autonomy step by step. You are always welcome to cook something different or extra using up whatever available on the farm, or shop yourselves something from the village.
    As of 10 of June 2019 we started planning and slowly creating a dome shelter for the rainy season. We will update our profile when this is ready

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest village to the farm is called Arla. It has a mini market, bakery, grill house, 3 café restaurants with free wifi, a pharmacy and a tool shop. From this village, there is a bus connection to the major city of Patras 3 times a day. The nearest city with a full market is Kato Achaia which is 8km away by road. The beach of Kato Achaia is organized and full of bars and restaurants.

    The International Airport of Araxos is located 30km away from the farm (approx. 40 minutes by car)

    The West Achaia Region where the farm is located is suitable for wine tourism as one can find many wineries that welcome visitors. The region is inhabited continuously for over eight millennia (from 6000 B.C.) a statement that is based upon archaeological findings that one can find in the areas’ museums and monuments such as walls, aqueducts, and cemeteries. The beaches of west Achaia are well known for their peaceful and clean waters.

    Even though the farm is relatively close to the sea (8 km) there is no sea view. However from here, one can see the beautiful mountains of Peloponnese, Erymanthos, Santameri, Mazaraki, and Movri.

    WE DONT MIND HOSTING SMOKERS as long as they smoke outdoors, are extremely careful with fire safety issues, and care for the dispose of their cigarette buds.

    Refer to our description for more

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Under the shade of an age-long olive tree, we built a flat area with dry stone building. This area is ideal for camping. You can see our beehives in the background
Getting ready for harvesting the wild rye
Peggy working in the nursery
Andreas doing Spring tasks after the rain
A big variety of wild greens grow in the farm. In the wet season we're foraging every day
The summer starts with cherries
Summer crops shining in the summers's morning glory
Andreas' father drawing the mountain Santameri (south view)
The farm is next to a pine forest (North view)
Full moon rising (East View)
We cohabit with cats and dogs that are absolutely friendly with children and other pets. Children and pets with similar behavior are always more than welcome to the farm.
This is the 1st accommodation area. The land is flattened and a simple structure is holding shade net. Hot water, composting toilet and 12v for electronic devices provided. Nothing fancy, just a comphy camping area.
Natural farming, Permaculture, beekeeping, and many more at a six-acre farm in the beautiful mainland of Peloponnese.
The chickens foraging in a simple mobile coop
Peggy and one of our cats Emiliano performing quality check on olive harvesting

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