Become part of our beautiful farming life in Loutraki, Greece

Country

Greece

Favourited 69 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    4  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    15/10/2021

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    97.4 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 2 days

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    Hello to all of you !

    Our dear potential visitors we are presenting ourselves as follows hoping to be descriptive enough. We will be glad to answer any question might comes up.

    We are Athena & Giorgos, a couple living in a small house in the countryside of Loutraki (Close to Athens,Istmos & Korinthos & to many many other places as well because of its strategical potision). It's very close to many beautiful and clean beaches, accessible even on bike or even on foot. Archaeological sites (various) are very close as well since we are in the middle of an important ancient territory. Giorgos has named our place as "Refuge" since it has hosted along the years many people feeling or being wandering.

    We have a small (1 hectare) farm which among others has the "Akakia Garden" like the one Hippocrates might had, with greek therapeutical herbs. The land also contains fruit trees,vegetables ,trees in general,vineyard,olive grove. The agriculture is based on the principles of greek traditional agriculture, on the japanese's farmer Masanobu Fukuoka principles and on the taoist principle "Be the Nature", which actually means "Connect with your real nature". In other words we use ΝΟ chemical fertilizes,herbicides or any other chemical products folllowing the method of non-input agriculture. We also host a horse, 4 goats, chickens and few farm cats, mostly black cats :).
    Part of the main house is naturally built.

    Additionally to that there is a school of Wudang Kung Fu, Tai chi & Chi Gong, all based on the taoist philosophy. Tradiotional archery (not competitive archery) is also practised here.

    Along with the above and from time to time, various art events are taking place, like music concerts, theatrical shows or workshops , storytelling, yoga & taichi seminars, chinese medicine seminars, educational programs on agriculture to kids or adults, daily events on the topics of "ecological agriculture" and "Social ecology movement".

    We speak greek, english and spanish and we could also give language lessons not in a professional level but in a very good one.

    We have 2 bikes which can be used by our visitors.

    We could share our meals together and our excursions as well.

  • 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

    In the learning outome the law of interaction always prevails. This means that each one will absorve from our common life and cooperation what ever he/she is willing to be open to. Dealing with natural and organic farming practices on the one hand offers practical skills and a level of theoretical knowledge. On the other hand, the general possibility of redefining his life in relation to the great necessity of his return to nature, of the connection with her and most importantly to learn to create his own roots.
    Tai chi practise,chi qong,kung fu & weapons training.
    Through all the tasks we will be dealing together we will have the chance to practise dynamic democracy.
    There is going to be an impact on the personal development. We will be here to make it a positive one.

  • Help

    Help

    Generally maintenance/support/keeping the farm,eco agriculture,gardening,crop care,animal care,natural building projects, small wooden contructions, water supply system improvement,processing herbs,breaking almonds.,drying fruits ....etc

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    the first language i could talk was the badybody language!!!Then Greek came into my mouth along with food !!The second language i started learning was English and i m proving it right know!! Then 3rd was arabic..but i can only write my name nowdays and pronounce the fisrt letters of the alphabet and few numbers.. the 4rth was french but it was at school so i dont know much stuff the 5th is spanish ... i m deeply touched and i can speak fluently i m wondering what is going to be the 6th??

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is plenty of space for tents (we could provide tents but their availability depends on many things. So we suggest talk about it beforehand) and one or two bathrooms are available.There is also sheltered space for the winter and the summer and 2 bedrooms ,one with a couch, one with double bed.The kitchen is of common use. We also have a washing machine that we can share & wi-fi. We will share the available food coming from the farm and from other sources.
    It could be possible to provide tents,mattresses and bedding, or even towels to our visitors BUT it depends on various things. So it would better if we talk about it before coming.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    natural thermal sources, mountain trecking,cycling,visit bigger cities,reading,learning greek,tai chi practise, kung fu,archery,chi qong,a walk with the horse,visits of archaeological sites, hanging around with people they meet in the farm.
    The public transportation is a privilege in our case. We are close to central bus station+ train station coming from Athens and going to the rest of Peloponnisos.
    We are located very close to Korinthos & Ancient Korinthos, Ancient Heraion at the beachside and 60 km from Nafplio(the 1st capital of Greece after the Othomans liberation in 1821), 30 km to Nemea (famous for its wine). We are 5km from the foot of the mountain "Geraneia" and around 10km from the foot of the volcano "Susaki".

  • 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 good internet connexion and there is space for his computer //office room

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we can talk about it

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we can talk about it

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (4.0)





Host ref number: 567156626526