The Goal of the project
Cyprus has a population of just over one million and a tourist traffic flow of around 3,9 million (2019)
Our target customers are individuals who want to appreciate the natural landscape of Cyprus and want to experience a more sustainable way of living, these people love the outdoors, walks, nature trails and enjoy peace and quiet. People who enjoy participating in self-development events and workshops, as well as attending music festivals.
Retreats and Festivals
Although Cyprus has a very established tourist market it lacks the facilities for people who want to experience a type of stay which is away from the busy and noisy resorts, towns and even villages. The eco-village will promote the sustainable way of living and the intimacy of a small community.
Pricing of the service we offer will be based on the average existing sales of other businesses in the area as well as close competitors.
Chirokitia is a place where it will be used as a hub to explore, incubate and nurture new understandings of nature, society and, most importantly, self. A new social paradigm (a social pattern or model) has been set into place where old thought patterns of authoritarian, rigidity, discipline and industrialism will be replaced with emotion and repetition of concepts of harmony, love, community and self-development.
The Chirokitia Eco-Village will be a charming retreat space located overlooking the Chirokitia Village in a beautiful step walled valley. The geodesic domes will be the centrepiece for the entire visual experience, all scattered within the 110,000 sq metre area of the land. The domes offer a wonderful living area, with bedroom, sitting area, a private outside patio and large panoramic windows showcasing the surrounding landscape of the area.
Purpose-built pathways, elegantly lit at night, enchanting landscape beacons walks through the hillside and in between pine and carob trees and local indigenous herbs.
Attention to detail will clearly be the hallmark of this magical place. Pergolas will offer many types of events for guests to choose from and nature trails will offer calm walks for them to enjoy.
The snack bar will offer the guests, if they choose to, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all served at a central location so as to encourage socialising and a sense of community.
The fact that we are a self-sustaining eco-village and set the standards for the new age mentality. Offering a completely new style vacation that does not exist on the island. Visitors are able to customise their stay and experience and choose between a luxury glamping experience in the domes or stay in a basic tent. Our location is very close to the beach and only 25 minutes from the airport and surrounding towns, we are close enough to the highway which offers easy access but then again far enough to offer a completely silent and peaceful experience. Unique snacks and food that are made exclusively for our eco-village. Guests will also be able to participate in a variety of classes and events that support the ethos of the eco-village sustainability kind of life that will be offered on our own grounds.
Chirokitia will offer this new way of living to people who want and are willing to connect with it. There will be 5 different ways people can be a part of this;
Community - An organized social closed community of about 20 to 30 people who live, work and support the project. These people are dedicated mainly to their personal growth, finding their true selves and sharing it with others.
Retreat - A service offered to people who want to undergo a personal self development course. They will be able to choose between certain services offered in the project which all have the underlining principles of growth and development.
Experience - This is also a service, people will be able to come in the community, stay as long as they like renting a dome, and experiencing the every day life of the community. If a person cannot afford to stay in the domes, they can pay a much lower fee and stay in a tent in the designated areas on the land.
Festivals - Life is about enjoying and being festive. Festivals in Chirokitia will be accruing a few times a year. Preferably all the festivals (Music, theater, etc) will be themed accordingly to the paradigm of the community.
Events - Smaller events will be offered as well. Introductions and tasters of what we do and what we have discovered while being a Chirokitian.
The entire infrastructure must be Eco-friendly and sustainable. The carbon footprint of the project must be in the minus. This means we will have to produce our own power, recycle, use and landscape the land harmoniously, grow in accordance to permaculture, produce close to zero pollution, and use as much recycled materials as possible.
What we offer;
Large land area
Ability to cater for all ages and family circumstances
Close to local amenities but far away to offer a peaceful environment
Offer a sustainable eco village experience
Offering daily events
Food offered on premises
Educational services offered
Different housing options (high and low end – Tent or Dome)
Support from local community
Space for large and small festivals
Rehabilitations programs and summer camps
Why a geodesic dome?
A geodesic dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure based on a geodesic polyhedron. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure, making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size. The dome shape has natural curved lines, as opposed to straight cut lines with conventional buildings.
What is Glamping?
Glamping is a term used for outdoor living, like camping but with more facilities, a form of glamorous camping, hence the term "glamping". The domes will be equipped with all necessary living facilities to make the guest feel as comfortable as possible.
What is an Eco-village?
A community envisions on the principles of permaculture, it emphasizes sustainability by mimicking the design of nature. Designed with cutting edge sciences, technologies and ideas to be self-sifficient in its every need. A true eco-village promotes a culture if love and cooperation in a morally decaying society. A community with as low of a carbon footprint as possible.
Examples of some of our technologies are: Solar power, permaculture, aquaponics, composting, gray water filtration, atmospheric water generators.
Ο ΣΤΟΧΟΣ ΜΑΣ:
Στόχος του «Οικολογικού χωριού Χοιροκοιτίας» είναι η αναγέννηση του κοινωνικού και περιβαντολογικού ιστού της περιοχής σε όλες του τες διαστάσεις :
→Κοινωνική: με την ευκαιρία που θα δίνεται σε ντόπιους και ξένους επισκέπτες να έρχονται σε επαφή με τη ζωή στη φύση και την επαφή με δραστηριότητες και παραγωγούς της περιοχής. Ομάδες μελετητών, μαθητών και φίλων θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να ανταλλάσσουν εμπειρίες και να μεταδίδουν ο ένας στον άλλο γνώσεις δεξιότητες και ταλέντα.
→Περιβαντολογική: Να εμπλουτίσει το υφιστάμενο φυσικό περιβάλλον με τοπική πανίδα, να προστατεύσει και αναδείξει φυτά πτηνά και άλλα είδη της περιοχής . Επίσης να επιτρέψει την εκπαίδευση των επισκεπτών σε περιβαλλοντολογικά θέματα και να επιτρέψει να γνωρίσουν την ύπαιθρο και το τοπικό περιβάλλον.
→Οικονομική: Να δημιουργήσει θέσεις εργασίας σε κατοίκους της περιοχής που θα μπορούσαν να ασχοληθούν με ειδικές καλλιέργειες, να προωθήσουν τα προϊόντα τους στους επισκέπτες και να εργοδοτηθούν σε δραστηριότητες εστίασης, καλλιέργειας, τροφοδοσίας κλπ.
Δραστηριότητες που προτείνονται:
Μελισσοκομία – παραγωγή μελιού και συναφών προϊόντων.
Παραγωγή άλλων παραδοσιακών προϊόντων της περιοχής
→Πολιτιστική: Η οργάνωση πολιτιστικών δραστηριοτήτων όπως μουσικές – χορευτικές συναντήσεις και σεμινάρια, επισκέψεις σε αρχαιολογικούς χώρους, μελέτη τοπικής κουλτούρας, ολιστική εκπαίδευση, οργανωμένοι περίπατοι στη φύση κ.α.