The eco lodge idea is about building an ecofriendly touristic destination on the island of Tinos, using sustainably the natural resources that surround us and creating a self-sustained off the grid system. This means using renewable energy resources, and local materials, promote and produce on the plot local products, minimize waste and recycle and promote activities connected to the natural environment that surround us. Also because knowledge must be shared we organise every year a Permaculture Design Course in Autumn September-October.
The rain water is collected for the supply of the houses, the sewage is filtered through a reedbed system and the water that comes out clean is used for irrigation and the toilet flush.
The stones extracted from the field were used for building.
The energy is provided by a photovoltaic system that is installed on the roofs. To minimise energy consumption, natural lighting design and thermal solar radiation have been taken into account.
An organic permaculture vegetable garden is established on the plot were we cultivate most summer and winter vegetables but also a small greehouse runs all year round, a food forest is being established with local trees, citrons and other fruit trees as well as herbs are planted and already have a good harvest.
Nature activities like trekking on Tinos footpaths, short walking trips nearby to the beaches, to the mountain top, or to collect wild herbs, are also organised for the guests.
At present there are two stone houses of 45 and 65 m² rented for tourism and we have restored two of the old stone stables into small lodges for the seminars and to host volunteers.
We also want to inspire and invite other people to get involved in this idea as volunteers, to come and gain experience on sustainable infrastructure building and permaculture techniques. If you are interested in participating please contact us at [email protected]
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 4
- Not currently open to new members, but might be in the future
- Open to visitors
Kashi Mcintosh says
Hi, my name is kashi, Im a 17 year old girl from Australia, currently traveling and exploring the world. Im super interested in eco villages and communities and love to get involved and learn more. Im planning to be in Greece in March, April and would love find some good places to contribute. Im travelling on minimal founds so any chance to do work exchange for a place to stay is a dream come true for me. Let me know if youre open to the idea, im happy to camp outside also…