Sustainable Community Megalopoli, Greece

4.5
(28 reviews)28

Community Lifestyle Project/ Urban Villa Transformation into Eco

Help a sustainable project
20 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 international travelers
27 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
19 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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Availability

Jul
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Nov
Dec
Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

An historic villa at the town Megalopoli, heritage of my family and a landmark for a 100 years that through a 9 year effort has been transformed into a Cultural Exchange Organization that promotes Solidarity, Ethics, Traditions and Community Building. The Crossroads NGO has welcomed hundreds and hundreds of volunteers that connected and we are looking forward to continuing this path of human connection and team building.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Over 24 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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28 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Sustainable Community

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 27 Meeting international travelers
  • 19 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Practicing English
  • 18 Immersing in the local culture
  • 17 Learning about sustainability
  • 16 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 14 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 14 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 13 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

United States

5

My experience at the community was amazing, to say the least. I learned a lot about permaculture and made friends from all over the world. The environment is very inclusive and relaxing. Would definitely recommend to any new travelers.

about 1 month ago

Israel

5

I am completely grateful for being given the opportunity to be part of this amazing community. Alex and Pam invest a lot in making a community, they give far beyond the basics on many occasions and make sure that each volunteer has the best experience. The work is simple and the working hours are always respected, it totally pays to do your best. They know how to choose good people, I enjoyed the company and the experiences we gained together. Mike, Paolo and Stefania are lovely people who welcome you with open arms. And the food is very good. would recommend staying for more than a month

4 months ago

United States

5

I loved my time at the community so much! I had an amazing time learning about gardening and agriculture, and living in a real sustainable community! Everyone in the villa was so nice and it was so fun to meet lifelong friends from around the world. Thank you so much Alex and Pam and Mike for an amazing experience, it was an honor to be a part of your magical community!

8 months ago

United States

5

My experience during my time at the community was nothing short of amazing. As soon as I arrived I was greeted with open arms by the amazing community and given access to everything listed on the projects page and so much more. The host Alex and his wife Pam were absolutely amazing, fun, and accommodating to any needs I had, and they made me feel so welcome during my whole stay. During my time on this project, I learned so much about gardening, sustainability, and the local culture. I genuinely recommend this experience to anyone who is considering, you definitely won't regret it!

8 months ago

Colombia

5

I spent 3 months at the Villa, and I can honestly say it's been the best experience of my life. I'm very grateful for the warm welcome I received during my stay and the generosity of Alex. The Villa is a beautiful place, packed with comforts, and where I met some amazing people. I got involved in various projects, like woodworking, gardening, and a personal project to promote the Villa. Big thanks to Alex, Pam, and Mike for this fantastic experience; it totally change my life. Shakira's Rom forever! 🥰

8 months ago

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