Help us watering our garden, DIY and our pets in Muğla, Turkey



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    After getting interested in permaculture, we partially resigned our professional jobs, started volunteering at the farms within WWOOF Turkey, searching and learning more about permaculture and wild farming and finally in 2017 we moved to Bafa. In 1 and a half year we built our wooden yurt in our olive garden, started the restoration of land and settled down there.
    Trying to build a self-sufficient food forest, we planted several fruit trees (some from the seeds), made 2 kitchen gardens, raised beds for remedial herbs.
    We try to survive by reducing our expenditures and consumption instead of earning more. We produce our own wine, beer, olives, olive oil and soap, seasonal vegetables, pomegranade souce and st john's wort oil; we sell a little amount of what we produce.
    We live with 2 dogs, 3 cats and some chickens.
    As a young permaculture garden, we still need to deal with more arrengements and building processes.
    We get our energy from solar panels, water from a spring closeby, some of the food requirement from our own garden and the rest from the local maket and neighbours. We use a compost toilet and compost organic waste with the help of worms and chickens. We use bicycles for transportation.
    Our garden is located between the villages Bafa and Karahayıt.
    We do not have wifi and gsm signals are weak, however in 5 minutes walking distance it is possible to get proper signals.
    We are also a member of "warm showers" community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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 assume we could exchange information about local cuisine, contemporary politics and Turkish music and literature and of course our experiences about permaculture in our own region.

  • Help


    The assistance we need at the garden depends from season to season (taking care of the animals, watering the gardens, young trees, and raised beds, harvesting olives and construction a guest house are the crucial tasks we need help with). We do not work more than 5 hours per day. We take several breaks to enjoy and have a snack.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We'd like to improve our Castellano.

  • Accommodation


    We can provide a tent (size is avaible for 3 people at most) in our garden (we can support sleeping bag, matress, extra blanket, pillow, etc...). Actually, we will try to build a stone room for guests; any help in masonary will be appreciated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live close to Bafa Lake (5 km approximately) where is a natural park and waterland area, and also Heraklia (an ancient city of Karian civilization). We believe anyone would like cycling to the lake side and have a picnic at the ruins next to the lake.
    There is an ancient Karian Way. At spring time it is possible to make tracking on a part of Karian Way and pick wild lavanders, thymes, etc... Also we live close to the Latmos mountain where tracking lovers would enjoy.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our land has access to the road directly and there is plenty of space for parking.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If animals can get along with it would be lovely to have more furry friends around.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 253726182545