The eco lodge idea is about providing an eco-friendly tourist destination on the island of Tinos, using the natural resources that surround us in a sustainable manner and creating an autonomous off-grid system for the houses. This means using renewable energy resources such as sun and wind as well as building with local materials, promoting and producing local products, minimizing and recycling our waste and promoting activities connected to the natural environment that we are in.
Our mission is to achieve a self-sustaining infrastructure and be actively involved in all stages: from the initial design and research of the different environmental technologies, to the implementation. We also want to inspire and invite other people to become involved in this idea, as participants in the creation of the project or as guests in the future and also to promote sustainable management of natural resources as a way of life.
Hello there, I came to Tinos in 1998 and really liked the island, the light and the culture. Together with Nikos we started building a house which was eventually finished in 2010 and have lived on the island continuously since we moved here in 2014. I studied rural resources and environmental policy and worked for 12 years in Hellenic Ornithological Society, an NGO for the protection of birds in Greece.
I have lived in Spain, England and Mexico and worked for environmental projects in many areas, but especially with volunteers in HOS, protecting Gialova lagoon and a rare species of chameleon, with the aim of promoting ecotourism and conservation. I also enjoy learning new things, being creative, practicing yoga and living a simple and natural life. Together with my partner Nikos we decided to use our skills and knowledge here in Tinos and create to small eco community and so this story begins..
I originate from Berlin, with a German-Greek family background. Over the years I became more and more involved in Greece. Since my first winter holiday in Tinos I became fascinated with the island, its nature and the rural society.
With a background in Landscape architecture, I decided that there should be a better mix in life than just sitting in front of the computer designing urban nature.
So I started working together with different NGOs for the protection of natural sites and mainly in the field of environmental design and education.
I always liked the combination of theoretical approaches and direct practical output that can be touched, smelled and seen.
So I decided that it would be the perfect playground to establish a group of people with similar interests and find a nice piece of land to put it together.
So the next steps are evolving……
So, hello there, I’m from Berlin as well, where I was born and have been living ever since. I work freelance in the rope access industry, which in my case means travelling from one major building site to the next. I guess this is one of the reasons i got into this project.
The idea of having your own little building site in beautiful surroundings, where you can work with friends and develop your own ideas from start to finish, appealed to me instantly.
And of course the challenge of building and creating something that is as eco-friendly as possible as well as being energy self-sufficient, makes the whole project something worth sweating for!
Apart from that i really like the idea of working outdoors as it makes it at lot easier to dig and construct when you have a magnificent view!!!
Looking forward to being wrecked and happy after a long day and an evening swim in the Aegean sea.
Hello everybody, I am originally from Berlin, where I also studied landscape architecture. Instead of working in an office for landscape architecture, I decided to work as an educator with teenagers, which gave me the opportunity to work with people I care for with face-to-face interaction.
I first got to know Tinos in the spring of 2013 and I really liked it from the beginning for its special climate and landscape and its beautiful villages and architecture.
The idea of working together with a group of interesting people and combining all our capabilities in a sustainable and future-oriented project really caught my imagination.
So check out how we put our ideas into action!