Natural Building and DIY
Our goal is to build the basic infrastructure needed to be able to accommodate people and create a small community. Our philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the environment and everything is made with the logic of community and solidarity . That is why for what we build we use materials that we find around, such as stones, mud and sand, wood, old materials from fallen houses that have been abandoned. Finally, we repair the fallen dry stones of the field by practicing thus traditional techniques such as dry stone and cobblestone. They are then presented in order where the constructions have been made.
The construction of the double composite toilet took almost a month until it was fully completed. 9 pallets, a lot of old wood, wooden beams, shutters, stone and cob with sand from the river were used. The composting process will take place indoors, tightly closed under the toilet area with separation and the deposition of sawdust, ash and dry leaves. The manure that will be produced will be used in our garden so that nothing is lost.
Constructions with stone
The predominant material in the area is stone. That's why we have practiced and experimented with stone techniques, such as drywall and cobblestone. We have built stairs, fallen drywalls and paths. The stones we use come either from fallen terraces or from fallen houses in the area. In the constructions that need mud we use a mixture with clay soil and sand from the river and in some cases we add cement.
The kitchen was built to serve volunteers living in tents. It is a meeting place for the volunteers and in the first phase we have equipped it with the necessary things so that someone can cook something. The construction was done with wood that we found in an old house. We built a dry wall for its base and on the 4 columns that we put on the ground with cement and stones we applied the bench. In the second phase we built a roof that rests on the surrounding trees and a shed next to the kitchen from dry cypresses that we cut and cleaned.