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We are Nichole & Akin, a Turkish/American couple in our 30s living in Eskikoy, a small village 5 minutes from Dalyan/Mugla. We are mostly looking for gardening help as well as some house building/finishing help. We moved to the area last year and are just finishing up a tiny house located on 2 acres of land with lots of mature fruit trees and space for vegetable farming.
In the past, we have volunteered ourselves at 8 locations. These included Japan, Turkey, and Portugal and we loved the experience. We're excited to start a new adventure as a host this time!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We can teach English or Turkish. We are also located in a culturally rich area near the Lycian way. There is lots of opportunity for hiking, swimming, water sports, etc. Our village is located within 30 minutes to a hour of dozens of famous tourist attractions, beaches, waterfalls, places of interest.
We also have guitars in the house to share.
Nichole has been practicing acro yoga for 3 years and loves finding people who like to learn acroyoga or play. Akin has a lot of experience with growing plants, both professionally and as a hobby. He likes to experiment with different gardening techniques.
In our free time we like to explore the area by bicycles or hiking. This area is also great for foraging fruit.
We imagine most help needed will be around getting vegetable beds ready for the spring and summer, and then maintaining the garden (weeding, watering, harvesting, etc). Help inside the house may include painting, light cleaning from construction, as well as deck building. You'll be working closely with Akin. Nichole works full time online and also helps when available.
You'll be staying in the same house as us with your own room and shared bathroom. We have some exterior house projects to work on with your help! We have dreams of adding shutters, outdoor seating areas, grape vine outdoor roof, and much more. If this sounds fun for you or you have building experience, please message us!
The guest room is located within our newly built home. Shared bathroom with a composting toilet and a shared kitchen. Guest room has bunk beds for two and a desk. Workawayers will also have access to the living room and roof terrace. It's a tiny house with lots of outdoor space!
Because it's one room with 2 beds, the space is best suited for couples or friends.
Ingredients from the grocery store, the bazaar, and from our own garden will be provided. We imagine sometimes workawayers will make their own food and sometimes we'll eat communally.
We are 5 minutes from the city of Dalyan which has boat access to Koycegiz lake and Iztuzu beach. From Dalyan a dolmus (shared taxi bus) can be taken to pretty much any nearby city. We will also have bicycles available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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