Artist Residency on Mountain Valley, Turkey



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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

    We believe in constant re-invention 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 and have great many interests.

    We are filmmakers and interdisciplinary artists (Mexico & US). We have been making feature films for the last decade and a half. We regularly give filmmaking workshops at universities and have shown our films in film festivals and our work at museums and galleries 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, the origin of man. Even though our projects might be philosophical and a bit serious in nature, we believe in humor, and especially like to laugh at ourselves. We believe in pursuing a sort of weightlessness.

    Through the years we believe we have gotten good at a handful of things; unconventional storytelling (through filmmaking, writing, photography, sound), ancient food fermentation methods, sungazing, finding underground water, healing with breathing and food, home-birthing, fasting techniques, segment sleeping.. We would be happy to share...


    We moved to Turkey from Vietnam in the summer of 2019. We fell upon a beautiful farm in the middle of a mountainous valley. The farm has made make great efforts in the preservation and continuation of heirloom seeds as a way to communicate with the past.

    This place was in need of caretakers and we were invited to take care of it. We decided to make this place our home for a long while.

    As we began working on the farm we also continued working on our films. We realized we wanted to share this great place with others who are pursuing interesting/creative projects. The farm has 8 spacious rooms and a big kitchen with organic preserves and fresh produce from the garden. There are roads that lead to diverse pockets of forest with wild fruits and herbs, a vast diversity of edible mushrooms, and oak and pine forests.

    We want to create a space where artists, scientists, writers, musicians, freethinkers... can come together and share their different processes. This is a sort of residency to pursue individual projects and help with the continuation of this great farm (feeding chickens, collecting eggs, chopping wood, making fire in winter, cooking, wild harvests, seasonal farming, making preserves or something new). The work is casual for the most part and is not the reason for this open call.

    This is a very isolated place, a place that can lend itself to creative endeavors. Becoming a part of the ongoings of the farm will only benefit the project/exploration.

    It is very important to us that our children have meaningful interactions. We would very much like that they as well be part of this creative exchange as a way of exposing them to diverse and creative perspectives.

    ////////// If all that sounds interesting to you, then drop us a short notice and let us know what you dream of doing here. /////////

    We wish you well, thank you for reading
    and may you find what you seek,

    Doubt&Future Residency

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for participants to continue their creative work, exchange ideas and work on this beautiful farm.

  • Help


    Work is changing season to season. We’ll figure it out when you get here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portugués

  • Accommodation


    Participants will be given their own room and private bathroom on their own wing of the farm that faces a central garden. There is a shared kitchen with organic food from the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are forests, fountains, ancient graves to explore around on foot.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 20 hours a week

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