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Gain hands on experience building a cooperative living community, in natural beauty near Fethiye, Turkey

  • Turkey
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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family run NGO. Our vision is that all people should have access to healthy food and housing, and the knowledge of how to grow and build them, in harmony with nature. Our mission is to build small cooperative living, homeschooling and food growing communities, and research and run educational programs on the best systems and skills to empower people to build their own sustainable communities.

    We offer a volunteer program that runs in 3 week sessions. We can only accept volunteers who will be here for a whole session. Upcoming session dates are:
    Winter Session 1 FULL
    Winter Session 2 - FULL
    Winter Session 3 - 12 Feb-2 Mar
    Spring Session 1 - 5-23 Mar
    Spring Session 2 - FULL
    Spring Session 3 - 16 Apr-4 May
    Spring Session 4 - 7-25 May
    Spring Session 5 - 28 May-15 Jun

    If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would like to meet you on a short video call to get to know each other better and see if its a good match. We schedule video calls Monday-Friday at 19:30 and 20:00 Turkish Time (UTC+3). Please message us with two possible dates that are good for you, and we will get back to you to confirm, and send a link for the call. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Our program offers volunteers the chance to be a short term participant in a small cooperative community.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    No experience needed, we train volunteers in everything they need to contribute. Daily tasks are a mixture of garden work (planting, harvesting, compost maintenance, wood processing, etc) creative play with children (garden games, nature walks, basic reading and counting games, etc), building (painting, plastering, cutting boards and beams, screwing down flooring, etc), and house and kitchen help (sewing, food processing, cleaning, etc).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide volunteers with a bed and bedding, in a clean, comfortable dormitory shared with 1 or 2 other people. Volunteers can also bring their own caravans.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We sometimes organize group outings like swimming in the river, hiking trips, soaking in natural hot springs, snack potluck or game night. On days off, volunteers have visited the nearby turtle beach, seaside cities Marmaris and Fethiye, and the natural mineral formations of Pamukkale.

  • 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

    Our wifi is quite fast and reliable. Many volunteers have done online work while here including tutoring, teaching, and taking classes.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate cars, buses and caravans,

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 274185661156

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