Enjoy turkish lifestyle & family grown trees in Alanya, Turkey




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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Hello Workawayers, I'm Sezer 34 years old professional Chef. I was born in Istanbul, Turkey and I've traveled, lived, worked, volunteered all over the world. Now I'm back to town where I grow up that is Alanya.Since I decided to settle down here, I don’t have the luxury of travelling and experiencing different cultures at where they belong. So I’m hosting volunteers to quench my thirst for learning and meeting new people.

    I've studied culinary arts at Miami,US also worked there in high end kitchens. I've been professionally cooking for more then 10 years and I've been teaching cooking professionally for 2 years.

    Alanya is a touristic city by the Mediterranean sea. I've just finished building a boutique hotel on 1,25 acre land that I got. Half of the land is filled with 60 years old tangerine trees that my grandfather planted. We also have a few olive trees that are more then 100 years old. The land is 5mins walking distance to gorgeous beach.

    Main construction of the site is finished that is 7 wooden suites. We will be ready to welcome our first guests after some work on the landscape and finishing touches to the rooms.

    I tried to apply as much Permaculture principles as I can during the construction of the project and I'll be applying them afterwards.

    I've been living in one of the guest rooms which has a main bedroom and guest room, with a large kitchen/living room and shower of course. So I will be around whenever you need me.

    Great for couples since they'll have their very own room making it possible to stay& work more independent.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm enthusiastic about learning new cultures so I'll be more then happy to help you with Turkish culture and learn about your culture.
    I've lived and worked with people from all around the world. I know a lot and I'm excited to learn and teach more about different cultures.

    Workawayers could learn about the local culture, local language, see the local daily activities.
    If you are lucky, in your time, workawayers could attend in a local wedding party, birth celebration or funeral ceremony.
    I can teach workawayers Turkish cuisine.

    3 meals a day will be provided

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Artists to make artistic touch to the whole project
    Designers with experience in logo, web site and so..
    Digital marketers, carpenters
    Lots of garden work going on and also various DIY upcycle projects..

    *️️️️*️️️️Please be sure that I'm not offering payment to every volunteer. .Payment is an option for volunteers with only skilled profession. Please do ask in advance if you are willing to get paid. *️️️️*️️️️

    If you don't have any experience on above subjects, there is always a lot of simple labor work like watering trees, picking trash, pruning branches, general cleaning, help with cooking or so..

    I'll be planting fruit trees, vegetables and greens. Also I'll be raising chickens. Depending on your arrival you might be involved on some of these projects.

    We would never ask anyone to do something that they don’t find appealing to them and we try to find different tasks for everyday so you don't get bored by doing same task everyday. If you tell us a bit about yourself and what you are hoping to gain from this experience, i am sure we will find the most convenient and comfortable way for you to help us.

    I'll be helping and explainig what to do and/or I might be working with you so no worries about how to help.

    During long stays we can work your schedule to have 4-5 off days so you would have time for yourself and/if you want to travel around and see other parts of Turkey.

    During summer (June - Mid September) it gets really hot in Alanya so I advise to skip those months if you are not used to hot and humid weather. We would be working either early morning or late afternoon during those months to skip hot hours. I do have AC and fan in rooms though.

    In winter (November - February) it might be rainy and we might need to work outdoors.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Various rooms and bed options depending on the number of volunteers.
    Volunteers can also set their own tent if they want to. Or if you wanna sleep watching the stars that's also an option,since there is not many buildings and lighting around, skyview is amazing at night.

    Volunteers with kids, pets, families all welcome.

    My land is 13kms away from the main city center and 2kms away from another city center. It's close to city but also far away from the crowd and noise of the city.Public transportation is cheap and often. Also hitchhiking is common and safe.

    Their very own room for couples.
    There is aaaa lot to do in Alanya just check things to do and visit in Alanya

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming, sightseeing, bike riding, paragliding,diving

  • 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

    Perfect spot for digital nomads since its a quiet spot and Turkey is relatively cheap compared to other European countries.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Great for campervans/motorhomes since the facility is not open so you can have all the land to yourself.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I love animals. Raised many dogs and will get one again soon. Also there are a few stray cats that I feed.

  • 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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