Join our artists residency on a remote farm in Muratlar, west Turkey

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  • Last activity: 20/11/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    We are a family living an unorthodox life. We are in search of a certain freedom, an unclear truth, an awaited calmness.

    We believe in constant reinvention and the pursuit of knowledge from within.

    We want our children (ages 9, 7 and 4) to be freethinkers; they have never attended school nor have been homeschooled in conventional ways.

    We are self taught filmmakers and interdisciplinary artists from Mexico & the US, but mainly we are seekers.

    Through the years we’ve explored and delved in a handful of things; ancient breathing techniques, finding underground water, old food fermentation methods, prolongued fasting, home birthing, segment sleeping, sungazing...

    We have been making feature films for the last decade and a half.

    We regularly give lectures and workshops at universities and have shown our films in museums, galleries and film festivals around the world. We pursue themes such as utopia and anti- utopia, historical fiction merged with documentation of the future, the pursuit of solitude, of love, of death and the origin of man.

    We are advocates of plagiarism and we are great ignorants of current world afairs. We believe in solitude as a source of understanding.

    Even though our projects might be philosophical in nature, we believe in the importance of laughing at ourselves, comedy and not taking ourselves seriously.


    We moved to Turkey from Vietnam in the summer of 2019. We fell upon a beautiful and remote farm (Yeniköy) in the middle of a mountainous valley. This is a place surrounded by wild fruit and herbs, an isolated, compelling place. It was in need of caretakers and we were invited to do so. We decided to make this place our home for a while.

    We are currently working on several projects and realized we wanted to share this great place with others to pursue interesting help together.

    We want to create a space where seekers, artists, writers, musicians, freethinkers... can come together and share their different processes.

    It is very important to us that our children have meaningful interactions, as a way of exposing them to diverse and creative perspectives.

    This is a place where free time and work blur into one. A space to go deep within. A place for solitude and community living.

    After one year of receiving hosts we propose the following: come for a week and if we all enjoy each other and the help here you can stay for longer.

    If all or any of this resonates with you, send us some short words and let us know what you dream to do here.

    The thing we speak of can never be found by seeking, yet only seekers find it” - Bastami

  • 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
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    The farm has a spacious comunal kitchen with organic preserves and fresh produce from the garden.

    We love to cook. Our diet is mostly vegetarian, but we are not. We make our own bone broths, cultured dairy, we have jars of different vegetable ferments, we make our own kimchi. We make homemade cheese and don’t use vegetable oils. There is a collection of grains and different heirloom wheat.

    We take turns cooking and see food as a means of communication with each other.

  • Help


    We are not only seeking workers, we are seeking seekers to come create and work together. There is garden help, harvest, planting, feeding animals, wild foraging, cooking, cleaning.

    The help varies season to season. There are seasons where there is close to nothing to do. Other seasons there is too much to do.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guests will be given their own room on their own wing of the farm that faces a central garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...


    During this current time we are asking for a voluntary contribution to cover exclusively food expenses.

    We are isolated from civilization- surrounded by forests, valleys, mountains and ancient graves where you can get lost and go for long walks. There is cellphone coverage but no WiFi (internet can be reached by cellphone’s data).


    Even though isolated, it is fairly easy to get here. The closest airports are either Istanbul (6.5 hour bus) or Canakkale (1.5 hour bus).

    From there you can take a bus to either Çan or Bayramiç. We are in the middle of both towns -30 minutes (bus/ hitchhike) from either.

    Hope to meet you soon,

    We wish you well,


  • 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 don’t have WiFi but good phone reception to use hotspot.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of land to park.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours week

Host ref number: 361826215721

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