Bisher 95 mal gespeichert
October 19 update: We are looking for anyone willing to help with the olive harvest in the next two to three weeks.
Our farm is 40 km inland from Izmir, 5 km away from nearest town, Turgutlu. We originally built barns for breeding sheep, however the buildings have been vacant for a few years now and need a facelift. My intention is to convert the place into a child-friendly environment with a few animals for recreational and therapeutic purposes. I can use help with painting, small construction and art projects, cleaning and landscaping.
There are also around 200 olive and several fruit trees. Our main income-generating activity is to produce/sell organic olive oil. We harvest olives by hand-picking in October-November for several weeks. In the spring, we prepare our trees and the field before the dry summer.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
I can offer basic farm experience, communal living, travel stories and an introduction to local culture. The most unique experience will be to see life in a traditional Aegean town away from mass tourism. I am happy to show you around some less-known historical and nature sites like Sardis, Mount Sipylus, Lydian tombs of Bintepe. You can always reach other well-known locations like Ephesus by taking local buses.
P.S. I am an experienced traveler myself and cycled three continents extensively in the past five years. I also live in Germany for some parts of the year.
I need help with painting, farm work, carpentry, gardening, digging, lifting, cooking, cleaning, creative projects such as murals, mosaics, etc. Main requirement is fitness for physical work, all other skills offered by volunteers are welcome. I hope to make this a communal effort and the project is open to other creative ideas.
As we approach the olive harvest season, the main tasks will include olive picking, olive oil and edible olive production.
Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
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You will get a private room in town where we own a small apartment building. It is also possible to stay at the farm, there are three bedrooms there, usually good for afternoon naps. I am vegetarian but not restrictive about the type of food cooked. There is no unlimited broadband internet, but I may enable limited hotspot on a my mobile phone for messaging and basic access only, no videos or movies unfortunately.
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.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
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Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week