Sustainable Community Samothraki, Greece

4.5
27 reviews27

Small farm gardening, animals & maintenance

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Help a sustainable project
10 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
24 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
20 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Availability

Feb
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Ongoing projects: regular walks up the aqueduct to the source in the river to clear it of debris (spring and summer),gardening, wood collecting and processing, digging garden beds,planting, harvesting, foraging, composting, looking after the goats and cuyas, general maintenance, landscaping and the various small tasks that go along with a self sufficient lifestyle.

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Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • Be from outside Greece

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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27 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Sustainable Community

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 24 Get in touch with nature
  • 20 Learning about sustainability
  • 15 Immersing in the local culture
  • 15 Developing environmental awareness
  • 14 Meeting locals
  • 13 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 10 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 10 15. Life on land
  • 5 5. Gender equality

Canada

5

Philipos is a lovely host! You will learn a lot and eat lots of great food! Good for volunteers who want to see a side of Greece that they will not see anywhere else and live a lifestyle that is genuinely sustainable and contributes to the health of the land. Make sure you are prepared for whatever season you visit during and perhaps buy a cheap bicycle in Alexandroupoli if you are going to stay on Samothraki for a long period of time. Enjoy!

19 days ago


Evan Philippos replied

Thanks Alex. It was great having you here, on this blustery island with it's lonely mountain, in the dead of winter. There was a good crowd here then, too. I hope everything goes well for you in the months and years ahead.

United States

5

The knowledge and skills I gained during my time here were beyond invaluable. From sustained living practice to cultivation of my own food , everyday was a step toward a deal-reliant lifestyle. I left with it only a more profound appreciation for intentional living, but a passion to make it a part of my own life.

about 1 month ago

United States

5

I had an unforgettable 2.5 months on Samothraki with Evan and all the other volunteers that came while I was here! The project is as relaxed as you want it to be but there is always something you can do to keep busy. If you want to meet locals this is a great way to do it, we were always connecting with local friends and families of the island. The island's nature of the rivers, mountain, and sea all in one place is breathtaking and is can be explored endlessly, I was able to see/do so many amazing things here, and did more running than I have ever done in my life 😅 thanks again Evan! ✌️

about 2 months ago

Australia

5

My review could be a carbon copy of all the other positive reviews on here. Phillipos is a wealth of knowledge and the farm is idyllic, I met another world packer there and we got on like a house on fire. I loved every second, if you have an opportunity to come here I urge you to do so!

4 months ago

Canada

5

I had an excellent time at the Bent Branch, Phillipos was kind enough to even let me extend my stay. The experience is exactly as described and Phillipos creates an environment where you feel as though you are simply contributing to the workload associated with living a sustainable life rather than working a strict schedule. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in learning more about self-sufficiency (and as a bonus Phillipos is likely to also teach you things you never expected to learn).

4 months ago

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