Bisher 207 mal gespeichert
Our property is 40 km inland from Izmir, 5 km away from nearest town, Turgutlu. We originally built barns for breeding sheep and a warehouse for storage, however the area is under constant change due to a new highway so the surroundings have also changed drastically. There are no animals currently but a basic level of maintenance is still required to keep the place intact.
I can use help with painting, small construction and restoration projects, cleaning and landscaping. Volunteers should be comfortable with this farm in a relatively busy area setting. We also prefer to sleep in town which is considerable in size with all its buzz and local characteristics.
We still have around 200 olive and several fruit trees in two separate fields. Our main focus has become olive oil production. We harvest olives by mostly hand-picking in October-November for several weeks. In the winter and early spring, we prune our trees and prepare the field for the next year.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
I can offer olive farm experience, communal living, travel stories and an introduction to local history and culture. The most unique experience will be to see relatively simple life in a traditional agriculture-oriented Aegean town away from mass tourism and big cities. There are some less-known historical and nature sites like Sardis, Mount Sipylus, Lydian tombs of Bintepe worth visiting. You can always reach other well-known locations like Ephesus or Pamukkale by bus. We sometimes go hiking around the local hills and villages.
I am an experienced traveler myself (South America, Southeast Asia) and lived abroad in the US and the UK for many years. I recently cycled three continents over a five-year period. I like sharing my stories over many cups of tea. There are various English language books you can also read while here. We have a projector for watching films at night. Backgammon is also quite popular among visitors.
I need help with farm work, gardening, digging, lifting, cooking, cleaning, DIY projects etc. Main requirement is fitness for physical work, all other skills offered by volunteers will also be considered. People with disabilities are always welcome. I hope to make this a communal effort and the project is open to other ideas.
As we approach the harvest season, the main tasks include olive picking, marination, logistics and transportation to the factory, etc.
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You will get a private room in town where we own several apartments. Some of the apartments are lightly furnished without heating but usually adequate during most seasons. I am vegan but not restrictive about the type of food cooked. We cook mostly vegan together and people can also visit various restaurants in town on their own to try other dishes. There is no unlimited broadband internet, but I may enable limited hotspot on a my mobile phone for messaging and basic access only. It is recommended to get your own sim card if you need constant connection.
Izmir is a large metropolitan city for all shopping, entertainment and transportation options. You may be able to catch a ride with me from Istanbul where I also spend time occasionally. I am also on Warmshowers for bicycle travelers.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
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