Help us with restoring our garden in beautiful Ayia Napa, Cyprus

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello beautiful people from around the world,

    We are Pavlos and Thekli, two ex-workawayers who now wish to be workaway hosts:)
    Two years ago we decided to quit our jobs in the business industry and start travelling while looking for an alternative direction in life. We returned back home and inspired by all our experiences we have decided to begin our own project here.

    We now live in a beautiful town called Ayia Napa on the east coast of Cyprus with some of the most astonishing beaches of the island with crystal clear water and golden sand.
    We live in the family house of Pavlos with our glorious cat Samsara. Pavlos’ mum lives upstairs together with her two cats.
    The house has a wonderful big garden with many carob and pine trees and an olive orchard. On the back garden there are some citrus trees and a few other fruit trees together with two raised beds we made for our vegetables.

    What we envision for this house, besides for always being a place for love to strongly flow, is a workshop center for concious practices with our main topics of interest being dance & movement, expression and self exploration practices. What we are mainly doing now though is restoring the garden. Since nobody was properly looking after it after Pavlos’ dad died a few years ago, there are a lot of things to be done but there are also more things we would like to do to develop it into a beautiful space.

    Having a healthy and organic garden is one of our priorities since we came back. We find that being close to nature is essential for us and wish for our garden to be our immediate available portal of communication with nature. Also valuing the interconnectedness of all things and life, which for us implies that the kinder you are to all things the kinder you are to yourself, we want our garden to support a healthy balance of life.

    We are looking for workawayers that can help us not only with physical tasks. We would like to host people that are eager to share their knowledge about what they love, be part and contribute with their energy to our place.
    Our Vision for the future is to create a space for a community to form, where people will come together, share their love and passion and learn from one another.

    Come and join us in dance, play and love. Lets fully experience this life by celebrating it together and by constantly expanding the boundaries of beauty in our co-creation :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    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

    Depending on our activities and local festivals you might get an insight in the traditional Cypriot way of life. A daytrip in Limassol in Theklis grandmother's house will show you a bit how people used to live before modernization of the Cypriot Society. Of course you will experience some of the modern Cypriot way of life too just by hanging out and meeting our friends :)

  • Help

    Help

    We are asking for your help to create a magical environment with small projects.
    We need some general help with the whole garden ie. pruning, weeding, creating and maintaining a hot compost pile etc and some general help in the house (assistance with cooking, cleaning and tidying up the common areas of the house)
    Later on in November we will want some workawayers to help us with the olive harvest.
    Our future plans is to make an outdoors shower and compost toilet, a chicken house and natural building installations.

    We ask you for help for 24 hours per week in exchange for 3 meals per day and accommodation. Working hours vary according to the weather. We usually start working at about 8:00 and have breakfast around 10:00. Then after the rest of the hours we do according to weather and other activities we have for the day.
    Breakfast and lunch we are all eating together (except the days off). For dinner cooking, an arrangement can be made according also to your preferences. It is important for the kitchen to remain tidy and clean at end of the day.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer you a comfortable place to stay, laundry, hot showers, internet access and other facilities.You will have your own private room (double bed for couples) but you can always put up your tent outside in the garden if you prefer:). Bathroom will be shared with other workawayers. We ask you to respect the place and keep the areas clean.

    Also we operate with a mindset of sustainability, being conscious of our energy and water consumption, we try to reduce waste and use of plastic and chemicals.

    We also provide you with three meals a day. Breakfast and lunch we eat together, dinner you might need to prepare your own. We mainly eat vegetarian with most dishes vegan. We avoid dairy products (especially cow products) but we eat free range eggs and sheep/goat yoghurt. We try to eat organic and healthy as much as possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cyprus is such a beautiful island. Even though small there is so much to explore. The distances are very short thus on your days off you have the possibility to explore not only Ayia Napa but the whole island. From mountains in the center of the island, to beaches all over the Island.

    In this area besides the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa/Protaras that you can go for swimming, snorkeling or just chilling, there are also nice hiking routes. In addition there is always nightlife where you can go for a drink.

    To get to the bus station in Ayia Napa center it is about a 35 minute walk (though many times we might be able to just drop you off either to a bus station or to the place itself).

    In the morning we try to start our day early. But before getting to work, we like to meditate and you are more than welcome to join us. Also some afternoons we do some yoga.
    Until the end of November we still go to the beach, so on some sunny days (not all because usually it is always sunny :P ) we will be hitting the beach and work around it :P

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

Olive harvest
The olive orchard
Blooming Carob Tree
Beautiful Samsara
Cliff diving in 10 minutes drive away from us

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