This year due to the need to schedule maintenance work in dryer weather we pushed back the start date of our Spring course by a month. Six volunteers came over for a week or more each at different times Continue reading →
We were blessed with an unbelievably mild winter which allowed us to bring our house building project pretty much to completion. Our kitchen is installed, basement bedroom ready for use, retaining walls and garage done just to name a Continue reading →
The Tauernhof building team arrived end of February catching the last of what has been the wettest and coldest winter we can remember. Eberhard with his truck and trailor brought from Austria all the building materials as well as Continue reading →
Finally the rain came and it seems it won’t stop. There have been all sorts of extreme weather phenomenon, with gale force winds and snow storms. Gladly we’re warm and dry ashore in the old farm house.
We sailed back to Skopelos beginning of November with 3 volunteers, (Daniel, Ben and Tani) to help prepare for our winter at the property. The local contractors had finished up with building Continue reading →
August, a very active month in the Greek islands. Everyone’s come away on holidays, trains, busses, ferries full, accommodation hard to find. This August Skopelos hosted the regatta for a week long, hustle and bustle everywhere.
Finally our summer weather has set in and we’re now experiencing the sweltering heat it typically brings. We’re starting and finishing most of our Sailaway programs at Skopelos this year which will make for a more pleasant time between Continue reading →
After 6 weeks afloat we’re into the final week of our Impact Training Spring course. 12 students, forming new friendships, growing together into a community of people with one main desire, to know God better and understand how Continue reading →
With the help of Christian, Brent and Marcus and two solid weeks of work, the Encounter’s rig was tuned, her hull painted amidst a hoard of other projects and now she sits pretty in the port of Volos as Continue reading →
Finally the building project is launched! A new (traditional looking) two storey building of approx. 100 square meters in total area is to be built 4 meters away from an existing stone cottage. These two buildings will Continue reading →
Expectations and attitude coming into the program will dictate what you get out of the program. If you are looking for a vacation, go to Hawaii or Mexico. This trip will stretch you in all the right places. Continue reading →
I guess I would just encourage them to really take advantage of the time they have in isolation from their normal daily routine. I would encourage them to rarely use the internet take it as a time to really Continue reading →