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



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    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

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

  • 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.

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    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.
    - August-September: installing a worksite / excavation / foundations & floor insulation/ perimeter & land drains
    - October: timber frame and roofing + clay sieving + stone drywall on the north of the house
    - November: earthen floor - adobe bricks (production & masonry work)

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • 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 no water not electricity in the field, 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.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

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