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We are Orhan (Turkish) and Susan (German) hosting 9 sweet retired horses and 7 playful dogs in Western Antalya, Southern Turkey.
Note: the horses are not being ridden anymore but you can walk them if you know how to. They are like big pets giving kisses if asked for.
If you have some skills with animals, especially horses please contact us. We are always in need of reliable horse lovers!
Work is really easy, feeding and cleaning horses and stables every day, picking stones in the paddocks etc. working hours are about 5 hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, 2 days off during the week, Saturdays and Sundays are working days.
We are in need of following type of workawayer:
Paddock cleaning and fencing
Do you know how to handle a traktor? We have to clean up a lot of things and carry them from A to B
Pruning trees, cutting trees
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Have a look at Turkish culture and the beauty of nature. Learn about all the historical events which happened in this area.
We are looking for people who like to busy themselves throughout the day and love helping.
Minimum 2 weeks of stay required!
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A VALID HEALTH INSURANCE !!!
Please also let us know if you have any kind of handycap like back problems etc. You have to be able to lift hay bails up to 25kg!
Horse care, stable and paddock work, repair works, cleaning, gardening, forest works.
Additionally we would like to note that WE DO NOT HAVE WIFI ACCESS here! You can only access the Internet by cellphone connection. You might have to buy a Turkish SIM card (around 25€).
Turkish, German, English, French
The workawayers are staying in a container house on the ranch site. 2 beds, small kitchen and bathroom with shower/WC.
You can also stay in your tent or hammock if you prefer. Please note that there is no A/C in the containers.
We have a washing machine for your laundry and a large fridge/freezer.
Since our ranch is feeding on photovoltaic electricity, laundry is only possible at full sunshine days during noon time.
There's shopping nearby (3km) which can be reached easily by bike.
We have a weekly shopping budget for the food supply so the cooking has to be organized accordingly by the workawayers.
I have to write this, since it has happened twice: workawayers are well taken care of in our guesthouse and we have an ear for everyone if it comes to problems.
BUT: This is voluntary work: PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME FOR MONEY!!!
The living quarters have to be kept clean by the workawayers!
The staff is not allowed to drink alkohol during the day while working.
Smoking in the stables and in the forest is strictly prohibited for fire reasons!
For responsibility and safety reasons you have to be at least 18 years old!
Please make sure that your health insurance is also valid in Turkey!
A bus connection is available from the main road, about 2 km distance from the ranch going in all directions of the city.
The beach is in 3km reach from the ranch.
Interesting sites to visit nearby:
Nearest: THE BEACH!!!
Antalya City: 2000 year old old city with its romantic harbour, the archaeological museum, several modern shopping centers and the brand new Antalya beach front with all its restaurants, bars and beaches.
Going West: Kemer, Olympos, Phaselis
Going East: Düden, Perge, Aspendos, Side
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
No more than 5 hours, 5 days a week - 2 days off