Enjoy the nature of Samothraki in our permacature farm, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    This is the first year we’re caring for this beautiful property and we’re inviting you into the magic. Surrounded by mystical forests full of sparkling clean rivers. The property was abandoned for a few years and is being brought back to its full splendor. Full of fruit trees, vines, ancient oak and plane trees, the river will sing us to sleep each night.
    Samothraki is plagued by erosion and deforestation from overgrazing of tens of thousands of goats and it’s wild old-growth first is slowly dying.
    We love this island and want to steward the land in ways to have a net-positive impact and use the natural abundance of life on the island to regenerate itself. So that the land will be more wild and more alive when one day we’ll leave it to the next generation.
    We love an active exchange of ideas, of life, of perspectives, meeting and getting to know people from all walks of life. We encourage you to bring your gifts and experiences in ways that align with this project, so that we may learn from each other.
    We’re delighted to include you in the magic of this beautiful land of flowing waters, whispering leaves, and ancient myths.
    Amit is a full-time resident of the land, and we are a group of collaborators and friends that come regularly to stay and support projects on the land. The eventual vision is to expand into a residential community with neighboring properties.
    Amit has had many adventures through Woofing and Workaway around the world, everything from birthing goats, to making fine wines, to building a church. He’s delighted to now be on the side of hosting volunteers, meeting new people, and hearing about their journeys. Amit is curious about all varieties of life and has experience with biodynamic and regenerative agriculture, natural winemaking (by profession), natural building, and permaculture.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You’ll be able to learn about:
    Natural building (dry stone, clay and straw)
    Permaculture design and implementation
    Mycology, mushroom cultivation, and foraging
    Biogas systems
    Basic biodynamic agriculture
    Compost building
    Making tinctures, creams, and salves
    Ferments and food preservation
    Wooden flute making

  • Help

    Help

    This spring and summer we have many projects happening and we'll love your help.
    We install a biogas system that uses human waste to create cooking gas and compost.
    We’d love to have your support to build healthy soil, bringing soil microorganisms from undisturbed parts of the island.
    We’re creating nesting boxes, for wild birds and chickens, to support bird life and to manage pests. The chicken coop will be automated based on daylight to ensure they staff safely snuggled in at night away from predators.
    We’re building dry-stone retaining walls, an outdoor kitchen, and outdoor toilets using natural building techniques with the guidance and support of an expert who is coming around June to support these projects. Building a yurt to house future volunteers.
    Gardening projects include building raised beds, and planting a vegetable garden. Planning and planting a food forest system.
    We’re creating a mushroom log farm and outdoor beds full of lion’s mane, reishi, shiitake, and many more.
    Reforestation efforts include a tree nursery, and also a larger project on the public lands of the island with systems to protect young trees from the goats.
    Making wine, olive oil, jams, tinctures, and other potions from the abundance of our land.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on availability we have a private small wooden cabin with a queen bed, next to the river, or a big bell tent with a double bed and other mattresses. You can pitch a tent (your own or one we provide) on the land or in the forest nearby.
    We’re building an outside shower and toilet that should be completed soon. In the meantime there is a shower and toilet in the main house that can be used. There’s waterfalls for dips, and an outdoor stone hot tub.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is much to explore on Samothraki and you’ll have time to scout the hiking trails, beaches, swim in the natural pools of the waterfalls, hot springs, and explore the many acres of forests.
    Just outside the property there are many beautiful spaces including waterfalls, rivers, forests, scenic views of the mountain, the sea and the vast openness of the land.
    Hitchhiking is common on the island, the main road is a 15 min walk from the property, or scooters are easy to rent. We can pick you up when you arrive on the ferry.
    We share the supply for two males a day which we prepare together.

  • 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

    We have plenty of space for parking vans or other vehicles, and if you wish you are welcome to stay in your vehicle. The road is rocky and narrow at points, and there are a couple shallow river crossings. Vans come through regularly though.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



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