We’re Anastasia (Greek) and Richard (Dutch) and we are looking for two volunteers to help us build our dream house in Crete, Greece. We bought some land and we are now in the process of building our light straw clay house.
What category best describes your hosting arrangement? 🏡
Location – Where is your volunteer project located?🌏
What are you looking for help with?
- Building 🛠
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
We aspire to create a tranquil space in nature and provide a viable example of modern, simple, natural living.
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Volunteers with disabilities are welcome ♿ ✅
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
- A couple of volunteers
When do you usually need volunteers? 📅
- August 2023 – October 2023
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
- 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
- 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
We could use some help with mixing the straw and clay as well as using the mixture to fill the walls. No previous knowledge, experience, or dexterity is required. The process is simple and fun (hopefully!). If you’re into natural building, it’s a great way to gain some more knowledge and skills.
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Tent 🎪
You will be sleeping in a bell tent provided by us (or bring your own if you prefer) which is quite spacious and has a pallet bed with mattress. You will be using an outdoor composting toilet. You will be taking a shower in our off-grid tiny house where we’re currently living.
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
We provide breakfast, lunch, and light dinner (vegetarian or vegan).
Fee transparency 🆓🔍
VISA SUPPORT – Are you able to assist with visa support, and information, or provide invitation letters? 🛂
No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored. ❌
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
If you’re seeking to learn new skills, then this is the place for you. You can learn how to build a natural house, garden, planting trees, DIY projects, make a tiny house on wheels, you name it.
What are the available activities during your free time? 🚴🚣🦒
We are a bit out of reach of public transport so you need a car or scooter if you want to explore the area. There are plenty of beaches around and the area also offers beautiful walking routes; walking through picturesque villages, visiting gorges, rivers etc.
- English, Greek, Dutch
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
We are located in Crete, Greece and the closest airport is Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis. We’ll pick you up from the airport which is 45 minutes away by car.
Is there internet access? 🌐
Yes, but not very strong.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
Host Email ✉ email@example.com
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