Long term community partners and volunteers welcome at a natural farm in Crete, Greece

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  • Last activity: 12 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are finding ourselves planting trees, creating gardens and living spaces on this peaceful, meditative area and would love to share the project with you. We do not have paid workers, only friends joining the project.
    There are two farms, one farm is in a very quiet and in an isolated location and the vegetation includes herbs, fig, olive, pine and pomegranate trees. The other farm is a 10 minute drive away and we have been practicing natural farming and composting with earthworms for around 30 years. The farm is mainly composed of pomegranate and fig trees.
    Our main interest during this period is composting olive factory waste. Converting is with innovative filters and earthworms into rich liquid and solid compost.
    We are seeking long term partners with a community, team spirit to cultivate the farms with and promote all the produce, as now we are not selling it nor have a shop.
    Regarding volunteering we currently need help from people that are physically fit and can help with general farm restoration, watering and also harvesting fruit. Also any experience with natural building and carpentry works would be a real help! Please only write to us if you are available for a minimum of 3 weeks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    While living in a natural environment we are all reminded that life is much more simple that we make it, a reminder of how to simply be and appreciate everything. Not so much a busy life-style and lots of activities going on here, so if you are longing for some peace and quiet and love being in nature, then this is the place for you!
    You can learn how to compost with earthworms, plant propagation and natural farming, harvesting fruits and wild local greens and cooking outdoors with local nutritious ingredients.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Currently we are seeking partners to share the project with. We are very grateful of non-formality, openness, honesty and team spirit. Regarding volunteering the help we mostly need is from people with knowledge and experience in natural building, landscaping and carpentry work.
    Some days maybe we need help in the garden, watering, weeding, keeping the place clean and organized and whatever help may be needed in the moment!

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Caravan and tents

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots to see and do in the surrounding area (nature, historical sites, mountain paths, village life) and also beaches at very close proximity.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Up to 4

Host ref number: 626189734124

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