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We're a Greek-Italian couple that after living around Europe for several years, decided to move back to the South, close to the warm breeze of the dear Mediterranean sea. Within the year 2020, we aim to put the basis of an ecological family farm where we want to settle down and live in simplicity. We are located in Elaiochoria, Halkidiki (50 km South of Thessaloniki).
We are currently looking for somebody to help us preparing the adobe bricks during the upcoming month of October. The plan is to have them ready before winter in order to use them during the construction phase next spring.
Vanessa & Yiannis
Help with Eco project
You -and we- can learn about eco-construction, Greek culture, language and music and of course taste local, seasonal food :) Exchange ideas about life, simplicity, sustainability.
Together we're going to prepare the adobe bricks (= mud-bricks) that we'll need to build our farm (light straw clay technique). We're going to prepare them now so that they'll properly dry under a shelter during this winter. Next spring, they're going to form our walls! :D
We'll put more details about the construction phases later on these months: we would be delighted to have motivated volunteers to share the realization of our project with.
Greek, Italian, English, French, Spanish
You can sleep in a private room of the old family house in the village (family members stay there occasionally). Linen and blankets are provided. Wi-fi internet is not available for the moment so you may use your mobile data. We going to share meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and the food is going to be homemade and mostly vegetarian. The airport of Thessaloniki is located approximately 30km away and we will be glad to pick you up from there.
You can enjoy the simple country side around the small village of Elaiochoria, swim in the sea (around 10km away), explore the bushy hill behind the village, visit the Petralona cave, visit Holomontas mountain (~50km) , on the weekend you could go to the legendary Mount Olympus (150km away) or head East to the heart of the Halkidiki region (Sithonia, about 70km away).
Thessaloniki is about 50 km away from the village, you can reach it by bus.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week