Come join our family and friends at our summer retreat in Çesme and be a "big brother" to our 17-year-old, helping with his English and social skills, as well as sharing recreational fun through sports, music and more, in a beautiful setting on the Aegean Sea.
We will be spending the summer at our property near Çesme and Alacati, which are among the most popular summer destinations in Turkey. Our place is one hour from the international airport; 45 minutes by boat from the Greek island Khios; 30 minutes from Izmir, the 3rd largest city in Turkey; and just seconds from the beach. You will have the opportunity to participate in all sorts of recreational activities; and we can take you on day-trips and even to Istanbul for a few days. There are many places of historical interest nearby such as the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. There is beautiful scenery, delicious food and of course the inviting sea. Different friends will be visiting and you will have the chance to meet new people and to speak in Turkish and French (if you wish to) as well as in English, and possibly other languages that friends know such as German and Spanish. With fruit trees, a vegetable garden and chickens on site, you can also enjoy fresh homemade Turkish cuisine.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for someone to come and help with our son Aydin. He is a very likable and quiet young man who has some challenges with communication and socializing, which is why we are looking for a confident young male to spend time as a sort of "big brother" to interact with him, in English (as he will be in an American school at the end of the summer) and to share some recreational activities. Aydin enjoys tennis, basketball, swimming, table tennis and other sports. He is currently taking hip-hop classes, violin lessons, Spanish and French, so if you have any related skills, that would be a bonus. If you have an interest in psychology and child development this opportunity may be of particular interest.
The property itself is luxurious and you would have your own en-suite accommodation in our new guesthouse. There is plenty of good food for us to share together or you can make your own.
We are hoping to find one or two Workaway volunteers to come for a minimum of three weeks each between early June and early August.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week