Come and help at my future artsy, eco & hobby farm project in Attica, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    As, i'm sure, so many among us we are exploring better ways of living..A new & exiting experience for us and hopefully for you as well! Me(dutch) & a Greek/Austrian couple are renting a 20.000 sqm. plot of land with ca. 150 olive trees & and a house. We fixed up the house so friends & guests can come and stay ..to start the vegetable garden, experiment with art/eco-farming/host workshops, build a greenhouse, make music etc. There is no commercial aspect to this project but we do need to find a way to able to sustain our ongoing efforts & way of life and therefor creating a sense of purpose for ourselves and others in times to come. Start small.. For now we have some chickens that provide fresh eggs, the bees that give us raw honey and the trees provide olive oil. Hopefully soon the animal kingdom will be further represented by adopting some donkey or horse in need of a home. There is not a clear plan yet but having enough space to be able to explore and research new ideas is something worth nurturing. The land is located on the foothills of a mountain overlooking the valley & the blue Aegean(1.5 km) below. The cute house has 2 bedrooms, a fireplace, large living room & bathroom with bath. Bicycles will be available to quickly descent to the village and beaches below..the uphill return is a bit more time consuming ;-).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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

    I think it goes without saying that spending time together with complete strangers from different cultures is one of the most interesting things there is. Its inescapable that we'll learn from eachother in many different ways.. sharing ideas with regards to work, expanding each others outlook on life, respecting & celebrating each others differences can only lead to valuable moments that benefit all. Since we don't have a very clear vision yet, we welcome input and this hopefully provides you with opportunities that enable you to try out some of your own ideas.

  • Help

    Help

    So we would like some support with several -mainly - outdoor chores such as; starting the vegetable gardens, some painting, building a wall from natural rocks, finishing a tree-house, prepare future animal habitats,put up some fences around the property, tree planting, olive tree trimming, etc. Some experience with handling some tools, or some basic knowledge with regards to building things with wood etc.would be useful. Since we won't be around all the time, some Independence is valued when it comes to cooking for yourselves at days we are engaged elsewhere.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The cute house has 2 bedrooms with each 2 separate beds, a fireplace, large living room, open kitchen with oven & spacious bathroom with bath. cooking & eating together will be my preference, however there will be days you cook for yourselves at times we are tied up elsewhere. Naturally all food ingredients will all be provided by us. Fresh eggs, fresh oregano & virgin olive oil are always available and the sooner we plant vegetables, the quicker we will have a steady produce of organic ingredients for daily consumption. Bicycles will be available to quickly descent to the village and beaches below..the uphill return is a bit more time consuming ;-). We, the hosts, are not staying at the house but live a few km's away so you will have your privacy as well. We are working to get internet up and running but for some time you'll have to depend on your mobile internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This part of the Athens riviera offers quite a few options and interesting sights. The beautiful coastline with some amazing hidden beaches that offer carefree relaxation. Kayaks can be rented to explore little nearby islands, and old mining village with a network of (ancient) tunnels is nearby, horseback riding, the village has some small bars, restaurants, etc. bicycle rides along the coast or fields through the valley, a nearby permaculture farm that also hosts workaway volunteers, a donkey refuge, a horse refuge, paragliding acitivities, a Yoga center, the temple of Poseidon at Sounion reachable within an hour, good public transport connection to Athens center( about 1,5 hours by bus & metro).

  • 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

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

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