Help with natural building near Çanakkale, Turkey



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are an alternative building team based in Turkey. We essentially build with earth, straw and wood, usually housing in the countryside. We have worked with volunteers for years now, and it is partly thanks to them that our buildings have become reality. We are looking for people who want to perfect their building skills. Some past experience is required.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    Volunteers will be totally immersed in the construction process, working alongside the team and learning from the actual work on a daily basis. This can be physically demanding and we are looking for people under 40, with a high interest in craftsmanship. We see volunteers more as apprentices willing to learn the skills than free laborers.
    Note: we cannot host pets.

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    The project we are currently working on is located in the Kazdağlar mountains near Bayramiç and Çan (Çanakkale).

    This year's work will include treehouses, platforms and a 50m2 guesthouse. Mostly woodwork and possibly interior plasters by the end of the season.

    IMPORTANT: The minimum stay is 3 weeks.

    We are primarily accepting people experienced with building, but also helpers for kitchen work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two showers and dry toilets are available, but volunteers have to camp.
    Access to a washing machine and WiFi.
    We provide three meals a day prepared by a cook, all fresh local products.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation is very limited but we can take you to the nearest town where we shop twice a week.

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    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 can offer slow WiFi. Phone network is very limited.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The access to the land is very difficult due to the altitude and the poor quality of the dirt road (last 6km)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 276626213488