Come and help us to build a small farm in Elaiochoria, northern Greece

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Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everybody!
    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 gonna start building soon (please see below further details).

    Vanessa & Yiannis

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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 -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.

  • Help

    Help

    We are planning to build a 117m² with rather natural materials & techniques. Mostly the house will be built with the light straw clay technique. Here you may find, briefly, some phases of the construction given on a non-strict schedule.
    - September-November: installing a worksite / excavation / foundations & perimeter & land drains
    - December: floor insulation, timber frame and roofing + clay sieving + stone drywall on the north of the house
    - January: earthen floor - adobe bricks (production & masonry work)

    Please note that until December the work is going to be more technical and some basic skills will be needed. However do not hesitate to contact us and more in depth details about every phase will be provided.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can sleep on our field (plant your tent or park your motor-home), we are currently living in an old family house in the village where family members come over regularly, therefore it's hard to ensure a place to sleep there. There is water in the field (not drinkable), but there is no electricity, but you can use the bathroom and charge your batteries at the house. Linen and blankets are provided. Wi-fi internet is available at the house. We're 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.
    Vanessa works from home (from 9am until 1am, on shift, more or less).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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