Help on a eco project in Armutlu/Turkey. An hour away from İstanbul.



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    We are a project who experiments sustainability , organic farming , natural horsemanship , ecological tourism. We use permaculture principles in our work , designs an our lifes we like to explore and search for a better way of life for ourselfs and for all the living. Our aim is to become an eco village in time so we adopt comunity life principles in our project.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers who stay at least 3 weeks or more.

    Generally we start working ın spring, preparıng facilites for visitors and guests as well as general maıntance such as fixing shelters, roads, fences and of course also creating and buildıng new community spaces.
    As well as starting the farm/field work.

    This year we hope to start with a series of new projects, the biggest one converting our field into terraces and starting all year-round farming also transforming our current buildings like adding green roofs as well as dry stone masonship and various earth works.

    Then there is also the daily work, which goes on all year, including cooking, cleaning, animal care, farm care etc.
    So, it is up to you which work you enjoy your day spending with.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english , turkish

  • Accommodation


    wooden bungalows or at crowded times a tent
    each day includs 3 meals and traditional turkish tea & coffee

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a project existing for about 3 years now in these times we try to adopt Permaculture principles in all levels of our project. ( earth care , people care , fair share) But we (as everything) are constantly growing and through workaway we hope to share and gain knownledge from every part of the world.

    Currently our farm is home to an everechanging number of people and typical farm animals such as geese, chicken, cats, dogs, a donkey and horse.

    Through Summertime we are hosts to different kind of workshops and seminars, which we invite our volunteers to attend and which also give a good oppurtunity to meet turkish locals. As well as to observe the authentıc turkish way of living. To get an idea of these times check out our youtube-video 'Alışler Yurdu'.

    Our farm is located outside of Armutlu, you are able to reach us with the seabus from Istanbul to Armutlu Iskelesis. From there you should either be picked up by one of our members or try to get a taxi.
    Once at our place called Alişler Yurdu, you will have the Marmara Sea in walking distance as a well as many beautiful trekking routes and even a secret waterfall.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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