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
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
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.
- 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.
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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).
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
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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