A great farm is waiting for you to be experienced in Datca, Turkey



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    If you want to see how can be succeeded to become self-sufficient, you need to meet Yuksel who is the owner of this farm. Shehas moved to a container with her British husband in her farm long long time ago after working for many years in TRT (Turkish State TV Channel) as documentarist and newsperson. She created a heaven in her land that was considered as "nothing grows here" by her neighbours with belief, determination and exertion. She tells that she didnt leave the farm 12 years even for 12 days when it is asked how she succeeded it. She has citrus trees, pomegranate and avocado pears; a rich vegetable garden, grapevines, chickens, goats and gooses in her farm. Shel is a splendid nature observer. It's a great pleasure to listen the nature history of Datca, where and when you can see baby partridges, the nature of blackbirds and swallows and how to procure a superb oliveoil from her.

    Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Yuksel is trying to get through a lot of jobs such as garden works and animal husbandry but she cant do all. Thus, she needs patient and hard-working volunteers. Mrs. Yuksel takes the volunteers to show around and/or a picnic depends on the volume of the jobs sometimes.

    Her farm is just 5 min away to the beach that you can watch a great sunset while you are relieving the tiredness of the day. If you want to experience eco-farming with an experience old journalist and farmer, you should visit this farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn a lot of things about a farm life and eco-farming. Also, if you are interested in learning or practicing a new language, you can do a lot of things about it as well. Also there is an ancient Greek city named Knidos you can visit and other bays such as Palamutbuku, Haytbuku, Kizilcabuk. Also for who may interested in, there is a chance for hiking since there are a lot of high and low mountains around here. The transportation to other cities such as Marmaris, Fethiye, Mugla (the center) and Bodrum is quite easy from here. There are two airports (Dalaman and Bodrum) that you can use if you'd like to visit here.

  • Help


    Help Garden works, animal care, repair, cooking, harvesting oil

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Turkish, English

  • Accommodation


    apart houses, 7/24 hours hot water, single or double beds, a shared kitchen with a full fridge

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a great seaside that can be reached by walking for just 5 min and you can enjoy during the sunset. There is a historical city (Knidos) that can be visited if you are interested in history.

  • 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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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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