HOMAD HOME is an exceptional engineering and construction company created in Kalymnos. They build stunning villas and homes with attention to detail while using modern design and comforting earth tones. Their process from start to finish is completely personalized, and the result will be something you can only dream of. We surely hope that one day, we will be able to own a home that looks half as beautiful as the ones that HOMAD builds.
HOMAD is a team of professional engineers, architects and designers who develop architecturally open spaces by incorporating structural elements originating from the Greek land.
We are pleased to have met the owner of HOMAD, Dimitri Halikos, and his wife Marianna. They are wonderful people who have an incredible passion for what they do. Their homes and ideas have brought an entirely new dimension to Kalymnos and we are happy to collaborate with them and spread the word!
We have interviewed Dimitri to hear more about his background. Read along to find out what his favorite things to do on the island are – and prepare to be jealous when you see the view from his house!
Tell us about yourself and your background:
“My name is Dimitrios Halikos and I was born on the island of Kalymnos. In 2012, I graduated from Democritus University of Xanthi City as a Structural Engineer. I started my career working in Northern Australia, fulfilling a dream and ended up working for ADG engineers. At the time, I got married to my childhood love and soon after we made a family together.
Before the birth of our first child George in 2016, my wife and I decided to return to our island and build our dreams there. Growing up on a remote island is a unique experience and I was sure that I wanted my children to experience it as well. Soon after, we welcomed our second son to the world in 2018, Manolis. It was unavoidable for us to create a space where the whole family felt comfortable in.”
What do you do?
“I am an engineer and my job is to study and design structural elements. Inspiring house projects and renovations is what intrigues me. My love for aesthetics has driven me in creating HOMAD HOME. In HOMAD we try to maintain a traditional-modern design with clean lines and earthy tones to our projects.
In my opinion, the key to success for the completion of a project is to individually inspect, oversee and coordinate the entire project. From the conception of the idea to the design and delivery, it is essential to work methodically, with dedication and respect towards those who have entrusted the establishment and development of their home to you, while overseeing and managing each stage of construction.“
Where do you live on the island?
“We chose to live in the area of Kastelli, at my wife’s family house. It is located on the north west side about 20 km from the main city of Kalymnos. It’s located on a rocky landscape, surrounded by the ocean, with a view across to Telendos island.
It was our dream to sleep at night and hear the waves, then waking up and having an early morning coffee while looking at the ocean or Odyssey climbing sector just above us. During the winter, the scenery becomes wilder. Getting out of our comfort zone and living a more minimalistic life is our mission and we try to keep it simple. “
What are your favorite things to do on the island?
- Catching a hillside sunset view of Telendos island.
- Enjoying a late evening summer swim.
- Camping with friends in remotely hidden beaches with lots of fishing. Kalymnos is an island that offers a mixture combination of fishing and camping in some places.
If you would like to own a home in Kalymnos, overlooking the sea, HOMAD can help your dreams come true! Go visit homadhome.com to read more.