Join our community building an eco village on the Mediterranean coast in Fethiye, Turkey




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    Covid-19 update: we now have an enhanced health safety system in place, that includes testing for all volunteers on arrival. Anyone testing positive will be required to quarantine on site until they test negative, but may be able to participate in outside activities that do not require social contact.

    We are a small community building an eco village, with our donkeys, goats, horse, chickens, dogs and cats. We started our journey building a self reliant homestead on 4500 m sq of land, four years ago. Since then we have had many wonderful experiences and even learned a few things. We received a lot of questions about what it takes to live in a self-reliant way, and decided to create an eco village with educational programs, demonstration and teaching areas, and housing for other families, guests and volunteers, to help others learn to live in a low impact, sustainable way. We are concerned that peoples’ options in life are becoming increasingly dependent on institutions such as governments, banks, food stores and other corporations that may not act in the best interests of people, and of the natural environment. Access to healthy food and housing should not be based on money transactions. It is our mission to continue researching and sharing the best methods, systems, and skills to empower people to build their own communities, on their own terms, in control of their own sustainable resources. Within the next year we plan to have 1-2 more families join us full time.

    We request a video meeting with everyone applying to volunteer. To apply please message us with the following information:
    1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your trip. We want to get to know the people who will join our community.
    2. What interests you about volunteering at an eco village?
    3. How long are you looking to volunteer for? (minimum 3 weeks)
    4. Are you willing to allow us to run a criminal background check on you? If it will show anything, please tell us upfront, we understand some crimes are from mistakes, or are political, and that people can mchange. We may still be willing to host you, we just want to know beforehand.
    5. your phone number on whatsapp or telegram, so we can send you our volunteer information sheet
    6.we take volunteer video calls at 1:00pm and 7:30pm Turkish time, (GMT+3). Please tell us a date and time that works for you.

  • 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
    Babysitting and creative play

  • 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 are all about hands-on, experiential learning here. You'll learn the basic skills and methods we use here at the eco village, by doing them yourself. Additionally, theory based seminars and discussions are periodically offered during non-work hours, covering topics relevant to the work we do here, such as planning a self reliant homestead, and managing off grid water and power systems.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    No experience needed, you'll learn everything here that you need to contribute! Every work day you'll be involved with a variety of tasks that could include planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, food processing and preserving, feeding, grooming, and giving medicine to animals, welding, painting, carpentry, electrical wiring, fence building, sewing, carding wool, gourd carving, soap making, tile mosaic work, maintenance, landscaping and much more.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are happy to learn new languages and share the ones we know

  • Accommodation


    We provide volunteers with a variety of accommodations, including a bed in a shared dormitory, a private room in a house, a caravan, or a tent, depending on what is available when they arrive. Volunteers can also bring their own caravans, as long as we plan ahead to keep space available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Turkey is full of wonderful places and experiences, and we are lucky to have many near the eco village. We organize one or more non-work related group activities each week that could include swimming in the river, hiking to the 3500 year-old ancient city and rock tombs of Kaunos, a boat trip to the famous Iztuzu beach on the Mediterranean, where sea turtles nest, soaking in natural hot springs, and move or game night.

  • 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 fast, stable wifi and many power outlets all throughout the eco village, including in rooms and dorms.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate all sizes of caravans, even buses

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have many animals here, and you can bring your as long as you take responsibility for it getting along and behaving

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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