Help needed on communal living, eco-project in Evia, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello and thanks for your interest in our farm. Right now the main sight in the farm is olive trees but the plan is to change the mono-culture to a bio-diverse regenerative agriculture site, based on permaculture principles.
    The land of the project is a haven of natural resources, good soil, a river just 200m away, the sea 1.5km away, good clay, sand, wood, stones, all one would need to built and farm is around. The idea is to share this place with others that would commit to the responsibility of trying to be as self sufficient as possible.

  • 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
    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

    You could learn about cooking and eating local and homemade products. Some things about olive farming, general animal and tree care and how permaculture might give a different perspective to the common practices. If you are looking for a typical "greek" cultural experience, maybe this is not the best place to visit, as we are international.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for 1 or better a couple of long term volunteers to stay with us from beginning of March and for minimum 2 months.

    Most work is physical, outdoors. It gets hot in the summer, we wake up early. Nature is thriving around here, so if you re sensitive to mosquitos, snakes, lizards, spiders, frogs, bees, wasps, etc... then better not come.
    Please have some closed shoes and comfy footware for the house and a sleeping bag (and tent and mat if you re going to camp).

    The help needed for Spring 2021 is mainly the summer garden preparations. The garden is not commercial, but has a significant size as we also produce the veggies needed for preserves for the winter. Some days you might participate also in the building of a tiny house on a trailer.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    During the period May- October, you put up your tent either in the olive grove or in a pine forest 30 metres away from the house. You should bring your own gear. For other months we have a caravan for 1 or a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There s plenty of things to do around here. The sea is just 30 minute walk away, a beautiful river is 200m away where you can swim in the summer. I climb at place near by, so ones that want to join on a day off are very welcome. You can hike or cycle to the surrounding mountain peaks.
    There is a bus that comes to (and leaves from ) the village of Rovies from Athens 3 times a day. But I ll send you more info if this is needed later on.

    Few things that is good to know before you come here. this is not to scare you away but to have a better understanding in case you want to stay longer.
    There are always things to do and in general some of us are very busy, even though having a good time is also part of keeping busy. you are expected to be an active member of a communal living and not just a visitor, if you look for a place to work a few hours and then have a complete disconnected life then this is not the place for you. there is no expert here to teach anything and we all learn together experimenting with various things, gardens, food preservation, natural construction. we live simple, there is no fixed internet in the house (but ιn the village 2km away, or using phones), we use a compost toilet with a bidet. In general self initiative, respect to the group and responsibility are quite important for a smooth cohabitation.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. In general we dont live to work but work to live, so everyday is full of work but also everyday has its holidays (swimming, chilling, playing music, games) so depends on the visitor to choose between having a fixed



















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