The Bent Branch Permaculture Garden
Find The Bent Branch on Instagram The project is a working example of a self sufficient off the grid homestead, with a free outlook on life; Your host, Philippos, (Evan) (originally from South Africa) has
an interest in permaculture and sustainable living. The island is a wild, remote and magical place. The homestead is gay - lgbt+ friendly. Being here on Samothraki and experiencing life in the village opens up a whole different dimension to the usual tourist experience of this island. The homestead is quiet: only instrumental music and singing; no music on loudspeakers, although you are free to use headphones. You are encouraged to experience the quiet and natural sounds of the island.
There are no staff. We work together collaboratively here, in the garden, building things like water channels and raised beds for planting, foraging and looking after the things needed in living a self sufficient life. You can expect to be part of a team, and are encouraged to feel like this is your home while you are here.
There are two bicycles that volunteers can use to get around on the island.