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
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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.
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.
-June: installing a worksite / excavation / foundations & floor insulation/ perimeter & land drains
-July- 1st half of May: timber frame and roofing + clay sieving + stone drywall on the north of the house
-August earthen floor / light straw clay walls - adobe bricks (production & masonry work)
From august onwards: TBA
Please note that until August 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.
You can sleep in a private room or in the living room of the old family house in the village (family members stay there occasionally). Linen and blankets are provided. Wi-fi internet is available. 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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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