Spring pruning in our vineyard in Bozcaada, Turkiye

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We will start the spring pruning operations in our vineyard in the last 2 weeks of May. We are looking for volunteers.

    We are Lalitah and Utsav and our 2 cats. We are a Danish-Turkish couple involved in healing, meditation, breath, energy and consciousness. We are starting a mystery school online and in nature where we practice a new way of living as one with the nature and with ourselves.

    We have started a pilot project in our vineyard where we will combine the following
    activities :
    - Cultivation and harvesting of grapes
    - Wine-making
    - Energy work, meditation and awareness - we will make a plant healing experiment.
    - Mindful living and working in a community mindset
    - Data collection and analysis for precision farming

    Together we will take care of our local grapes and make a first-time wine production under the supervision of a professional expert who will join the project. This is a process with some peak periods with pruning, harvesting and wine making - but in between there will be daily plant care and hopefully also veggie garden has started. We wish to document and make great story telling around it. Part of the project is to develop better methods for wine growing here and teach to the local community as well as keeping the tradition alive around wine growing, since it begins to die out a bit here. It will also be a part of the project to use work as meditation concept and bring the power of energy work into the product and the daily work. For the project there will also be an IT part and data collection part with possibility of creating a commercial data product. The project is aimed for young people.

    This profile is for any age. :)

    The wine project is on voluntarily basis. We are not running a business. What we offer here is entirely for cultural and spiritual exchange.

    As for the wine: We don't have a commercial alcohol production license as our wine production is very small and is for our own consumption.

    We are open-minded people who have travelled quite a lot ourselves. Utsav lived and worked 14 years in Canada. We met in India and had plans to downsize and travel to different eco-spiritual communities for a while, but it changed with Covid. We instead unexpetedly found the spot where we feel at home and want to invite to community ourselves.
    We are placed on a small Turkish island full of wineyards and with a clean clean air and great energy, lots of space around and we can see the sea almost from any spot on the island. There is wonderful pristine beaches and raw nature- There is one cute greek style town here, where everybody meets at market day once a week.

    Lalitah is leading the Mystery School online as of now, plus she has experience with different art therapeutic disciplines. She loves to photograph and do create expressions of different kinds. Utsav is the owner of an IT company and leading the company remote. He loves to sing, create music and is often good for a guitar evening. His newest passion is composting.

    We will need some time for our businesses and for withdrawal to aloneness, so we can not be with you all the time. Though we love to also hang out and get to know you.
    Outside the summer season the there is not so many activities and entertainment on the island and in winter it can be quite windy, but still a good place for good walks and small hiking trips. In the summer season there is more beach life and town and restaurants and coffee shops opens.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide food, private room, meditations, wifi and occasional visits to surrounding areas if it fits in.
    We practice holistic methods that keep us centered, grounded, aligned and connected, which we want to bring into all the work we do here as well. While you stay with us you will be able to live meditatively while exchanging work with us. We have experience from different backgrounds like Osho, Babaji, tantra, healing, reiki and more.

  • Help


    We are in the very beginning phase of starting an innovative communal living project in
    our 2-acres land, located in the gorgeous Turkish island Bozcaada in the Aegean sea. We are just getting used to live the island, digital nomad, growing garden lifestyle.

    The wine project started in March 2021. Right now we are looking for people to help with following tasks (we do not expect it to be the same person to all the tasks of course :)):

    - Practical help in the wine field and garden. There is some heavy work to do. We need help for pruning and maintenance, weeding, moving logs and rocks, vegetable sowing and maintenance.

    - Video production, content creation for the wine project, SoMe maintenance. To create publicity around the project and attract funding and participants.

    - Design and help us build Green house eventually

    - Vegetarian healthy cooking in periods.

    - Cat and house sitters in periods

    We are looking for hosting people who are interested in living a meditative life in nature with us and who have education/experience in the areas mentioned above.

    The pilot project is the first step of building a longer-term project that will involve year-round retreat/community living based on the same principles - which is our long-term dream. We plan on starting small with ourselves and the support we can get and let it grow with the right people, when they come.

    As a co-living space we expect that anyone here take part in the daily task such as preparing food, cleaning etc. besides the daily work.

    The wine project is on voluntarily basis. We are not running a business. What we offer here is entirely for cultural and spiritual exchange.

    Even though we are in a vineyard, learning to produce wine we rarely consume alchohol on the premises and don´t eat meat in daily life either. We expect you to follow that as well when you are here. We don´t support alcohol when meditating.
    No drugs of any kind and no smoking on the premises.

    If you have music skills, art skills of any kind, bring your stuff and we can hopefully find time to do some of that together too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Lalitah want to learn Turkish from someone who knows about teaching

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private room inside our house. We eat very simple, vegetarian food. You can either join us or cook your own but no meat in our house - there are restaurants where you can get that if you need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The ferry trip to the island lasts 40 mins to the mainland.

    You will also have plenty of time to discover the gorgeous island. Hike, bike, swim and travel around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have functional wifi. We both work digitally. But we live on an island and due to weather conditions sometimes the wifi is a bit unstable. When there is open in town (outside of lockdown times) there are cafes with wifi as well.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes that would be great, then we can also host a couple/family.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No, because of our cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 231182993778

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