An oikos (ancient Greek: οἶκος, plural: οἶκοι) is the ancient Greek equivalent of a household, house, or family.

An oikos was the basic unit of society in most Greek city-states, and included the head of the oikos (usually the oldest male), his extended family (wife and children), and slaves living together in one domestic setting.

(Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece, used from www the 23-th of september 2010)

Oikos is a family company that provides the frame for Pakkhúsið í Bø.