The Farm Camp & Survival Center of the OTOPOS Community in Ikaria

Book your stay out our Camp Farm & Survival Center to learn to survive in the abundance of Ikaria while cultivating the land & nurturing it.

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The Farm Camp & Survival Center of the OTOPOS Community in Ikaria

<p>There is a place on this planet where people live older than whales. It&#39;s called Ikaria (the island next to where Icarus fell when trying to escape Crete with his father). This Greek island is the strongest <a href="" target="_blank">Blue Zone</a>&nbsp;on earth. The reason for this longevity is&nbsp;bit of a mystery, but the answer lies&nbsp;somewhere mixed into the lifestyle, community, diet and radioactivity of the place!<br /> <br /> Otopos is a collection of locations on the island that specialize in a new way of living that is in the works - there will eventually be a&nbsp;location for wellness, one for recycling, one for reforestation, and one for larger scale farming. This location, the Farm Camp, specializes in survival.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> At the&nbsp;10,000 m2&nbsp;Farm Camp &amp; Survival Center in Agios Polykarpos, you can camp in teepees and learn to farm from the land for ecological and personal survival reasons. We want to help people be prepared for unexpected situations.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> With us, you will&nbsp;stay with farm animals, eat food freshly picked the same day that you helped&nbsp;grow and become part&nbsp;our project while gaining knowledge on minimalist constructions (teepee, greenhouses, eco showers, dry toilet, stone constructions&hellip;)<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> The surrounding area has endless nature and rich culture. One of the only places you can surf in the Greece during the&nbsp;summer is just walk a 5km&nbsp;away through pristine landscapes full of trees and rivers. Around us, each village has festivals &laquo;paniyiris&raquo; that are renowned for their size and energy.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> Pre-book your stay (May-October)&nbsp;to help us continue our Farm Camp&nbsp;project. We offer&nbsp;an experience that will make you live, laugh, become stronger while&nbsp;learning to survive and learn the secrets of immortality.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <br /> <strong>Here are some of the things you will have a chance to learn to construct:</strong><br /> <br /> A <strong>greenhouse</strong> to ensure more food year-round and begin to grow food that requires more heat on cold nights. We are considering a geo-dome design.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <br /> A <strong>training space</strong>&nbsp;were people can meditate, train and workout in peace and in the shade. The floor will eventually made of tiles from recycled plastic using <a href="" target="_blank">Precious Plastic</a> machines.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <strong>Teepees</strong> made with high quality water-proof canvas to make solid&nbsp;habitats that last years. The teepees will be made with our late spring or early summer campers so book early if you want to learn how to make yours!<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /><br /> <br /> We need to finish our <strong>amphitheater</strong> that we started last year using traditional clay and stone building methods. The space will be used for holding meetings, briefing volunteers and enjoying musical performances from campers and guests.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<p>We have a list of priorities of what we need to spend our funds on before the Spring/Summer months our upon us. Based on our pre-bookings, that we&nbsp;have exclusively offered&nbsp;here for the moment, we will be&nbsp;able to invest in each need in the&nbsp;order below.&nbsp;You will be contacted once the campaign is over&nbsp;to reserve the specific dates of your stay around the end of March.<br /> <br /> *Our goal is set at 1000 euros but all of our needs add up to over 6,500 euros. We will be able to still offer a good experience for our visitors if we collect 1000euros, but the more funding we collect&nbsp;early, the&nbsp;better prepared we will be to offer a quality experience + service this summer. So keep booking and donating even if we have reached our minimum&nbsp;goal please.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />We have a good price on the land but there is rent, so foremost we would like ensure that our rent is covered for next&nbsp;several the months to come.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />The key&nbsp;to survival is food. With this money we will buy high quality organic seeds to grow food to feed you and our volunteers. We also need to buy small trees to create better shade, avoid erosion and create an even better habitat for the birds and other animals that live on the land. Working the land will be a daily task that you are welcome to participate in&nbsp;but not required to.<br /> <br /> We want to also become a&nbsp;tree nursery and help reforest the parts of the island ravaged by the wild goat population as part of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />We have teepees and other habitats like a cob house already built on the land, but we want to expand to be able to house a greater number of guest this season (no more than 20 guests at a time) on the land. A key part to create quality, aesthetic and long lasting teepees (since we aren&#39;t going to skin any buffalos) is quality canvas. To build the 6 more large teepees the cost will rise quickly.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />We have tools and materials for the kitchen and garden, but a lot of it is out of date or simply needs to be replaced. Better&nbsp;tools will be for everyone to use to tend the land and&nbsp;prepare juice and food for our staff and guests.<br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" />We had a van, but it broke down at the bottom of a hill collecting wood a few weeks ago. Once the necessities listed above are covered, we can considered finally replacing it for a new one which will be used&nbsp;for collecting wood, doing guest&nbsp;pick-ups from the port and organizing day trips to the beach and various other locations on the island.</p> <p><strong>THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT&nbsp;</strong><a href="">🙏</a><br /> <strong>SEE YOU THIS SUMMER</strong>&nbsp;<a href="">✌️</a></p>


Featured reward

1 Night's Stay for 1 person


    Spend a night in a teepee. Enjoy a garden juice in the morning and something for a lunch snack if you help the team out to do their day's activity. Book this reward twice if you are two people and you will have your own teepee. Book this reward for for as many nights that you plan to stay.. Make sure you book the 1 week reward for a free night if you plan to stay for a week. Date reservations will be sorted via email after the campaign is complete. We accept bookings from 01/05-01/10 2020.

    Estimated delivery: May 2020

    Garden to Glass Fresh Juice


    Stop by to see us in the summer for a breakfast juice. You are welcome to stay the day and help even if you are not camping with us.

    Estimated delivery: May 2020

    Helping Hand


    You like our project but can't make it to the island. We will remember you and be honored if you ever make it out!

    Estimated delivery: March 2020

    A Jar of Olives


      You can't visit us but you want a taste of immortality. We will fill you a 300gm jar of our olives from our land from next fall's harvest and send them to you by next Christmas. (delivery not included, only for EU)

      Estimated delivery: December 2020

      Live a Week with Us!


        Book a week and get 1 night stay for free! You will become fully part of the community and will have enough time to see what the island has to offer! Date reservations will be sorted via email after the campaign is complete. We accept bookings from 01/05-01/10 2020.

        Godfather of the Project


          You will be an honorary guest. 1 of our structures we build will carry your name with a sign. You are welcome to survive with us for a month whenever you please!

          Estimated delivery: May 2020

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