We are a British couple living at the edge of a forest village in the mountains, 12 km South of Yalova, which is reached by boat from Istanbul. We have started to create an Organic smallholding, and aim to create a sustainable way of living. You are welcome to take part in our work, to experience living in a small village and to join in with what's going on at the time.. It's a beautifully quiet rural area, close to Termal, the geothermal spa, and also remarkably accessible from Istanbul. We have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 9 chickens; we're a no-smoking household.
Kurtkoy village, Yalova
Type de travail
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
Volunteers will help with the land, chickens, dogs, garden, planting, construction and in the house.
En suite (shower) 3 double rooms, meals are all shared and eaten together
Volunteers are welcome from April through October (not during the winter)
No smokers please: the accommodation is in our home - if you smoke, you will be asked to leave.
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Feedback left about host
de Wendy [09.09.2013]:
Dear Chevral and Alan,
So sorry for not sending the feedback earlier!
We have been staying with Chevral, Alan, the dogs,cats and chickens from March untill the end of April and we had the most amazing time!
We learned a lot, from planting trees, to weeding and working around the farm. We had so much fun living with you guys and we honestly more
Wendy and Sander were extremely easy volunteers - they settled in to life with us in just a few days and soon became part of the family - you can come back anytime!
de Marie Guldager [09.05.2013]:
We stayed at Alan and Chevrel a bit more than a week. We had an amazing time there, working, relaxing and talking. One of the things that made our stay really good was the way Chevrel and Alan handed out responsibility and made us feel as apart of the household - giving us ownership. We can only recommend volunteers to come here. We would love to more
Thank you Marie & Magnus - it was a pleasure for us too, and you are welcome again, anytime.
de Eric [07.03.2013]:
My girlfriend and I spent four really nice weeks at Cheverel and Alans place. We did many things from cooking to maintenance, scyfing the grass and helping building stairs which really made us feel part of their great project.Cheverel and Alan are very friendly people full of energy. There was enough time to relax and explore the surroundings, more
de host [07.23.2013]:
Eric & Leah are easy-going and fun, and also hard working! we wish them well with the rest of their travels and would welcome them back anytime!
de Callum [04.24.2012]:
We had such an amazıng tıme durıng our 2 week stay wıth Chevral and Allen, ıt went by so fast! They are really warm and welcomıng hosts. There ıs a huge varıety of thıngs to choose from to do, ıncludıng walkıng the beautıful dogs, plus cookıng dınner (and cakes) together was always fun and socıal! We wısh you guys all the best for more
Callum and Cath are a lovely young couple who are capable, hard working and cheerful - a pleasure to have stay with us.
de Allen [04.20.2012]:
Chevrel and Alan are great and we really enjoyed our (unfortunately) short time with them. It was great to work with them in the polytunnels and to help prepare beds. We had great conversation over great dinners and would like nothing more than to have another fantastic experience with them.
Allen and John - you would be welcome to join us again - anytime! we enjoyed your company and appreciated all your hard work.
de aishling [04.16.2012]:
We also had a great time with Alan & Chevrel on a stay of 2 weeks. A wealth of knowledge in all things green which we were happy to absorb. Working in a variety of jobs from fixing up and oiling outdoor furniture to dismantling and planting polytunnels. Great company and great expeditions with the dogs. We really found it a very positive more
Aishling & Joan are good company, easy guests, and thoughtful caring people. We too, learned from them, and enjoyed their stay with us. Their legacy lives on in the bread starter! We wish them well with their own plans to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
de host [01.20.2012]:
Nina was a delight to have stay. She's cheerful, hardworking and a thoughtful guest. We wish her well, and would welcome her back anytime.
de Nina [06.07.2011]:
Chevrel, Alan, their 2 cats, and 3 dogs [which are more like bears] are really fantastic. :) There's lots of different things to get done [and they let you pick!] so you'll never be uninspired. The village is a dream, the home cozy, and her cooking the best part. I had a great time, you should try to...thanks for everything guys!
de Elan [08.19.2011]:
We had a great tıme stayıng with Alan and Chevrel. They are both wonderful and interesting people and taught us so much. They have a great farm, and a home that is really welcoming. We had a great experience learning about cookıng, planting, picking, and seeding as well as playing with their three delightful dogs. We wish we could have stayed more
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