We are a family of five, with Greek and Swedish origin, consisting of my partner and me, our 13year old daughter and her grandparents.
We live in the beautiful heart of Crete, off the beaten tracks. The mountains are nearby as well as the beaches in the south and the town of Heraklion in the north. The area is characterized as being of particular natural beauty.
If you wish to explore Crete this is the perfect place.
Do you want to join us for a shorter or a longer stay?
For the moment we welcome skilled builders and crafts people and for certain projects we offer payment.
We will be happy to host families with children and adults that can help us with homeschooling.
On the 5 acres of land is a small distillery and a straw bale building. We gather in the beautiful, fully equipped communal kitchen. It s got a huge verandah with breathtaking views. We cook with organic, fresh and sometimes wild ingredients.
There is a permaculture plan designed for this place that we implement in stages.
Over 100year old olive trees intertwine with oak trees and wild vegetation. The small vineyards carry different varieties of grapes and there are olive trees of varying sizes. Grandfather who plants trees of all sorts, tends to his fruit trees and cooks the best of meals. The chicken are free range and there are goats, cats and dogs.
We are an open hearted family who like meeting people. We wish for community where can share, inspire and support each other while having fun. We also need our privacy at times. We are solution oriented and inclusive.
We want our actions to support the earth to self-heal and to continue to be the beautiful home to us and to so many other species.
We are downscaling the production of our small distillery and aim to make tinctures for healing purposes instead. We intend to run workshops on issues that make a difference.
We wish for community, others to settle here, either long term or short term, also homeschooling families.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
-Passive solar design, building physics/organic materials. Permaculture design and implementation.
-The art of distillation.
-Grafting and life on Crete in older times.
-Everything chicken form our daughter Kristina, she is an expert.
- Cretan cuisine and homesteading, healing plants and tinctures.
-We try to keep a rhythm in Yoga and Mindfulness practice. Shiatsu.
-We will be happy to help you with the cultural exchange you are interested in.
Prinias is a 3 minute walk away. It is a picturesque traditional village with two ''kafeneions'' , run by Rena and Evangelia, where the locals meet over a coffee, sometimes a raki with a meze or a meal. There is one Mini Market with the basics.
THE AREA / HISTORY:
-Discover the ancient winepresses in the valley, carved out on the rocks and dating back to late Minoan times.
-The archaeological site of Rizinia and the small church of Agios Panteleimon is on the opposite hill.
-Take the map and trek to Agios Thomas, searching for the numerous old byzantine churches on your way.
-Phaestos palace is a 25km drive and ancient Gortys 15km (bus connection going south)
-The Minoan Palace of Knossos is close to Heraklion and the archaeological museum hosts the many findings from Knossos as well as the excavations from our area (bus connection)
We are in a wine district and wine roads of Crete and you can take small trips to the nearby wineries and taste excellent Cretan wines.
NATURE and TREKKING:
The village is situated near the foot of mount Psiloritis with interesting landscape and vegetation. Depending on season you can admire the tiny orchids or pick oregano, thyme and other wild plants.
Trek the E4 up to Prions mountain shelter or walk up one of the hills to catch a view of both the north and south seas at the same time.
Pass the gorge from the forest of Rouvas that ends near the lake of Zaros.
Or even better, take a walk to the foot of the mountain, sit down on a rock and listen to the silence.
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.
L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.
We offer payment depending on the project and the duration.
Carpenter with an eye for detail, skilful hands and problem-solving abilities.
Woodwork includes Pergolas, Tiny houses, Animal sheds and Furniture.
Some remaining work on the straw bale house.
A variety of tools and Machinery is available on site.
Organic materials, stone, bamboo, straw, clay, lime, hydraulic lime...
ELECTRICAL and PLUMBING
Electrician for outlets and internet connection.
A heating system is in place and needs to be tuned with the hot water from the distillation process.
Plumber for grey water system, irrigation, outside showers
PV: Planning and implementation.
Paving and Groundworks. Landscaping, Ornamental Plants, Fencing
Would you like to learn the art of distillation taking over one of the daily 5hour circles?
In September is the grape harvest and then for some months every autumn/winter we do the distillation.
You don t need to have knowledge in the distillation itself, we will teach you, but high responsibility and alertness is a must as well as experience in simple mechanics and a multitasking attitude.
Teaching, doing Crafts and the Arts also in conjunction to the projects we are up to.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.
We offer accommodation in the village, in the attic of the communal kitchen or in the tiny house that is now being refurbished. Place for Campervans. Tents for camping.
For the moment the hot water shower is located outside and we use composting toilets.
Breakfast and meals in the kitchen.
The local bus passes Prinias three times daily and every hour from Agia Varvara, going to Heraklion or to the south.
The bigger village of Agia Varvara is 3km away and it has a Health Center, a Bank, Super Markets, a Post office tavernas and cafes etc. The bus passes approximately every hour.
Asites has a taverna with a warm atmosphere and excellent traditional Cretan cuisine.
AFTERNOONS and EVENINGS
We gather in the communal kitchen, go to the kafeneion in the village, or head down to the beaches in the south.
We usually drive to Heraklion once a week. Sometimes we need to withdraw to catch up with ourselves and our cores. Every now and then, there will be more work awayers here to join.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Yes wired internet.
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.
Plus de 2
Upon agreement with you. Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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