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All Year: April till October
Area (ha): 1,5 hectare
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36994
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: September 9, 2018

Our farm Liveloula is an organically growing homestead with a focus on peaceful, ecological and self-sustainable living. We are located at 750m high in the northern Peloponnese just outside the village Seliana. The valley where we are situated is rich in water, diverse in vegetation, itís so beautiful.
Steven, a 34 year old Belgian, is a trained gardener with a main goal to create a food forest and Chenny, a 38 year old Dutch woman that worked in the past as a midwife and now has a specific interest in gardening and herbal medicine. Both of us are permaculture design certified.
When we started here there wasnít anything more on the land than grass and some bushes. For now, we are cultivating parts of a 1,5 hectare plot. Two sides of this plot are bordered by forest and the other sides are (abandoned) orchards. We are off grid. Power is generated with photovoltaics and there are plans to build a hydro-electric system powered by a river nearby. Our drinking water comes from a spring and irrigation water is tapped from a stream higher up in the forest. Last year we finished our third natural building, a big chicken coop that houses 30 chickens.
This years target, more storage rooms and a new hangout. All of the vegetables we are eating are organic and home grown or wild picked. Our all natural way of farming shuns mechanical devices, therefore farming becomes a fun and dynamic hands on experience. Did we mention working the soil is healthy for body and mind?

We are looking for people that are interested for a longstay our homestead. Minimum stay will be 1 month, but we hope you decide to stay longer! We offer camping in tents. We need help especially in spring, summer and autumn. During spring most of the work will be preparing the soil for the next growing season, seeding and planting. During the summer we will be doing more building projects (working with natural building techniques to build dry storage and a new lounge area). During summer our focus will shift towards preserving food for winter (canning, dehydrating etc). Staying at our off grid farm will give you a full experience in natural living at our homestead, get to know how to build a tiny house, aspects of permaculture, creating a food forest, learning about soil and water management, garden pattern design and home pharmacy.
We are trying to live as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible.

We are looking for people that wish to shoulder our project, come to learn and inspire us.

For more information, get in touch with us.

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