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Note from shop owner I am off to a fair in Crete and I'm going to spend some time with relatives there.

Back soon, around mid August.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 2, 2018

I am off to a fair in Crete and I'm going to spend some time with relatives there.

Back soon, around mid August.

Panagiotis Kavarnos

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Panagiotis Kavarnos

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About

The Universe will Concur

It was the summer of 2012 that we (my wife and I) decided to sell our Language School in Athens and move to a rural mountainous area in the middle of Greece called Eurytania.(In the midst of the Greek crisis...how crazy was that?....Very, according to all our friends).
From then on, things have not been easy, we needed to learn everything from scratch, to transcend from our yuppie background to a new more nature bound mindset. The money we had set aside, disappeared in no time, things were not exactly the romantic picture we had created in our minds, BUT we have changed so much in the past 2 years that there's no turning back (Thank God).
In the middle of our natural building, natural farming, eco-friendly economy, mushroom and herb recognition and foraging, I started experimenting with woodworking, which was a lifelong desire. We discovered that the locals, who treat the forest all around as a source of timber for woodstoves and fireplaces, cut whole trees leaving behind treasures (in my eyes) as worthless pieces of scrap wood. What we also discovered is that we LOVE WOOD in all forms and shapes. This is the basic source of our materials, including various other wonders which we simply find hiking in the forest.
Every project we endeavor in, involves a lot of experimenting and failures that feed our rocket mass heater, but we Try to manage TO PRODUCE NATURAL FOREST WOOD PROJECTS, with taste and most of all with respect towards the economy of nature.
Other products that appear in our shop also adhere to the same principals and philosophy.

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Shop members

  • Panagiotis Kavarnos

    Owner

    Owner, assistant and all purpose handyman, natural builder,natural farmer, comedian, clown and soon to be (hopefully) ex English teacher.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2015
Manitou is a shop dedicated to natural forest wood and explores the countless possibilities of creating art using wood, either on its own or combined with other materials. No trees are cut to make our items, we pick branches or scrap that is left behind by loggers in the forests around our house.
True to this philosophy our colours and varnishes are also made from natural materials.
We try to explore the paths of making a living naturally without putting burden on mother Earth. It's not an easy path to follow, but for us it's the only one that makes sense.

Accepted payment methods

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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We offer a full refund if the item you have purchased arrives broken. However, we require proof of damage with a photo sent to our address via e-mail.
Payment
Paypal is our preferred payment method. If you don't have a paypal account you can contact us for a direct bank deposit.
Shipping
Items are shipped within 1-2 working days with Hellenic Post.