Towards sustainability and self-sufficiency in Amargeti, Cyprus

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  • Description

    Description

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    Hello travelers, my name is Socratis, 32 year old sustainability and self sufficiency warrior. With the help of other fellow humans i am creating a little bubble outside the village of Amargeti, Paphos.

    We build with natural materials, grow food by the principles of natural farming, regenerate the soil and the ecosystems and generally try to practise harmonious-to the rules of nature living.

    We have managed to have 3 sleeping units by now. The one made out of cob, (main building), one made out of wood and one with wattle and daub and the help of compressed earth blocks. We are now in the process of building a big communal kitchen where we can gather and a workshop for all sorts of microprojects.

    We take care of many olive and almond trees and some other trees that are in the property.

    We would love to host people who are interested in natural building, natural farming and generally sustainability and natural living. If not, we welcome anyone who is willingbto learn.
    We enjoy hosting responsible, reliable and independent people.

    Things you should know before you come here:

    1) You don't cut flowers
    2) You don't step on garden beds and close to tree ir veg roots
    3) Spring to Autumn we are aware of the chance of meeting snakes (some venomus).
    4) Toilet is compost
    5) Shower is outdoors and we heat water when is not warming up from the sun (nov-march)
    6) you have your own bedroom, the rest we share.
    7) if you bring soaps, make sure they are an outcome of natural ingredients

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you will learn the art of simplicity and peaceful living! If you really want to learn, you can learn a lot on natural farming, grafting, interconnections of nature- human, natural building, carpentry, cooking, and generally sustainability and self sufficiency

  • Help

    Help

    Tasks to do: natural building, gardening, olive picking (when season) handy jobs, cooking. Knowledge in building, gardening and sustainability principles will be appreciated.

    I would also love to improve my knowledge in these fields and also practice more the Spanish language.

    Hours: Approximately 5hours a day

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Stay: You will be staying at you own room and in cases you will be staying alone at the project.

    We are using a compost toilet.

    There is only an outdoors shower; the water heats up from the sun rays. If not, we have to heat it up on the stove. We are not using conventional soaps and harmful washing liquids. We hand-wash clothes.

    Food: food here is real, simple, vegetarian and tasty.. You can eat when you feel hungry!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many secret gems of natural beauty and historic interest around.

    Nearest airport: Paphos international airport, 25 minutes driving from where i live( Buses available).

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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