Help a young couple with their village house in the historic town of Nicaea (İznik), Turkey



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  • Beschreibung


    We Ogulcan (24) & Cemre (21), a young couple that just acquired a large village mansion and we are looking for open minded, artistic and crafty travellers to share our vision and help us turn it into a charming, homely place.

    We are both open minded, flexible and educated people. We also love to have fun in our free time and try out different hobbies.

    Cemre: Currently studying International Relations and Politics. My hobbies are ceramics, painting, handcrafts and taking care of animals.

    Ogulcan: Working remotely as a software engineer / entrepreneur. My current interests are gardening, music, DJ'ing, handcrafts and animals.

    Please contact us to learn more!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Iznik is a small, safe and lively agricultural village that has a lot of cultural and historical artifacts from the times of ancient Rome and Ottoman era, waiting to be explored. As hosts, we are willing to give you a tour around the city and tell you about the local culture as well.

    The historic city center is only 2km away, from a scenic lakeside road. We really enjoy having walks by the lake and we believe that you would too.

    We are planning to buy new bikes soon, so you may take them around and just spend time around the city center by yourself, too.

  • Arbeit


    We require help mostly in the renovation of the terrace, garden and bedrooms. The place has an old fashioned type of design and we are looking to get creative and turn it into an artful living space.

    We don't expect anyone to work until they are exhausted. We would really like to keep it comfortable fun for everyone involved, unless you'd like to try to break away from your comfort zone really bad :)

    The type of help we can use is mostly about coming up with creative ideas and work together to apply them. The same goes with the garden, anything that will help to maintain our garden, and turn it into a sustainable system would be great. We are semi-experienced with gardening and are willing to teach you the basics, in case you are inexperienced.

    For those who like to create content, take photos, explore and write engaging articles; we could use your help on a blog project we will start running soon.

    There are also some basic painting and repair work to do, may you prefer to help us with them.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    Turkish: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    The house is a large and old hostel / mansion type of countryside villa. It currently has 6 bedrooms that are ready to sleep in. You can just pick the one you like and settle in. Most of the rooms have a private bathroom and balcony available.

    On most days we are able to cook breakfast and dinner and share with you. In case we have urgent business to take care of, you may feel free to use the kitchen and cook to your liking. There are two kitchens in the residence, so you may use the second kitchen anytime.

    Since Ogulcan is practicing DJ'ing, there would be occasional and spontaneous DJ performances in the garden. Free private garden parties are therefore something you should expect in your stay :)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There are many historical sights and monuments spread around the historical town center, alongside the beautiful lake of Nicaea (İznik):
    - Nicaea's Roman and Byzantine city walls, 14,520 feet (4,426 m) in circumference, remain almost entirely intact around the city.
    - Nicaea's antic Amphitheatre
    -The highlight for religious travelers and historians are the ruins of the 4th-century St. Sophia Cathedral, the site of the Second Council of Nicaea.
    -A newly discovered basilicum, buried under the lake's shore.
    -The highlight for religious travelers and historians are the ruins of the 4th-century St. Sophia Cathedral, the site of the Second Council of Nicaea.

    In you time off, you may also chill in the garden and take in the fresh air and enjoy the quiet life of the small village. Lake İznik is only a minute walk from our front door, you can enjoy the scenic view, have a walk or ride a bike along the lake. There's a small canyon with a river not that far away, that you may also enjoy trekking to.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our rescue puppy, Zeytin
Dinner at our terrace
One of the guest rooms with a private balcony and bathroom.
The lake is just a minute away from our house
Our rescue puppy, Zeytin
Our rescue puppy, Zeytin
Breakfast in the garden
Sunset at the terrace
Delicious local green plums from our garden
Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 793279375727