Eumelia is a sustainable organic agrotourism farm and guesthouse. It is located in the south of Greece, in the region of Laconia, near the village of Gouves. Eumelia was founded a few years back with great love both for nature and humans, with the aim to bring them again closer to their roots.
Our project, the Five Elements Ecological Pond aims to introduce water, the element of life in the whole region by creating a natural lake. Natural lakes are built by humans, however in such a respectful manner for environment that they require minimum intervention and maintenance once their ecosystem is fully developed. The Five Elements Ecological Pond guarantees there will be a water reserve in the dry region of Gouves during the prolonged summer months. It will improve the areas' sustainability and it will provide a refuge for small animals and birds that suffer when the rivers of Peloponnese dry due to climate change.
Great change needs great people. Creating the Five Elements Ecological Pond is a great challenge, for Eumelia and its community. We need you to be the great people that will support our amazing project!
The budget of our project is high because the creation of a natural lake mostly costs until it is built. Then nature takes over and in approximately two years time, once the ecosystem is fully developed, minimum intervention is needed with small running cost. So this is a long term investment with absolutely sustainable benefits.
Eumelia will provide the space for the creation of the natural lake and it has already secured the relevant necessary permissions for the project. Eumelia is committed that no ticket in any form will ever be required for those who want to visit the lake. It has always been our vision to help humans reconcile with nature and this lake is our dream to bring more people and the local community closer to it. For the sake of transparency Eumelia intends to publish full financial progress of the project on its website at any given time.
By donating to our project not only you get to be part of a magnificent team of people who believe in progress in a way that brings balance back to our lives but also you will enjoy our amazing organic perks! All products that come as a gift to you from Eumelia for your support are made in the land of Laconia, prepared with love and with the most pure and traditional recipes. Try our lavender soap, our extra virgin olive oil, the limited edition rose wine we prepared just for you and of course the unique experience of staying at the Eumelia guesthouse to see for yourselves what you helped build.
The Five Elements Ecological Pond will make a great difference for the whole region. It will be the only water resource in the continental landscape of Laconia during the summer months providing a safe refuge for small animals and birds, reducing temperature and of course creating a natural fire safety zone. It will become a meeting point and a new day trip destination, increasing the regions' touristic capital. The Five Elements Ecological Pond will always be open to the local community and organizations that wish to visit and coexist with Eumelia, exactly like it has been happening up to now.
The farm and the guesthouse of Eumelia will apparently benefit from the creation of the Five Elements Ecological Pond, significally improving business prospects. But as seen from the above mentioned facts, this is only a small part of the benefits that will result from the introduction of water, the element of life, in the area. At any time, you can visit Eumelia and see for your selves how you helped a whole region flourish.
Indiegogo allows you to donate less than 25$ or more than 5.000$, even though our amazing organic perks come with fixed amounts. We will be equally thankful for every singe donation and each donation takes us a step closer to our vision!
But please also share our project with your family and friends. Upload it on Facebook, Tweet about it, help us built a warm community of supporters around the ecological pond of Eumelia. Be there when great change happens, be part of the evolution of Eumelia.
[please note that 1 dollar equals approximately 0.74 euro which means that our perks value: 25 dollars ~ 18.51 euros / 50 dollars ~ 37.03 euros / 100 dollars ~ 74.06 euros / 200 dollars ~ 148.12 euros / 500 dollars ~ 370.29 euros / 1.000 dollars ~ 740.58 / 5.000 dollars ~ 3.702.88 euros You can always donate from 1 dollar to any amount. Thank you for your support!]