Come and help on our ecological farm run by a family of four people in Istanbul, Turkey

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Turkey

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    24/09/2019

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    Sihirli Tohumlar (magical seeds) is an ecological farm run by a family of four people. The farm is located in the northwest part of Turkey about 2 hours away from Istanbul by bus near a village, Küçükyoncalı (3kms) in an oak forest. There is a vegetable garden and orchard mainly walnut trees. It is an animal friendly atmosphere with dogs, cats and there is a coop. Since last year we are working on natural building to establish the site. The farm is producing its energy with solar panels and uses rain water for farming.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will be working on either the natural building project or the farm. The natural building project is run by a team of experienced builders. Mainly they are teaching volunteers natural building techniques which they can implement after they finish their work as a volunteer.
    Main natural building techniques you might experience (depending on the time you are joining) are:
    rough earthen plastering
    fine earthen plastering
    carpentry
    earthbag
    cob
    slip straw
    tadelakt plastering
    In the farm we are implementing permaculture and organic gardening. This can be an experience of getting to know permaculture design and start improving the knowledge of living in harmony with the nature.
    Main permaculture applications you might experience (depending on the time you are joining) are:
    planning
    composting
    vermi-compost
    raised beds
    water collection
    organic ponds
    dry toilets
    chicken tractor, establishing and rotation
    coop, chicken rotation

  • Help

    Help

    Natural building; Plastering and finishing of the slip straw building and starting of a volunteer house building, earth based. Woodwork, preparing mixes, raising walls, rough plastering, etc.
    Farming; Taking care of the vegetable garden and/or coop. Farming activities that starts with soil preparation, planting to harvesting.
    We expect volunteers to work alongside the team with a fixed schedule, and we provide three meals a day + basic accommodation.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, German fluently

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are teepees where certain number of volunteers can stay. Apart from that volunteers have to camp. There is a bathroom/dry toilets building available. We can provide for volunteers tents, mattresses and bedding.

    Other buildings on land include a kitchen, a greenhouse and storage buildings.
    We provide three meals a day prepared by a cook, all fresh local products with options for vegetarians.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a natural environment and there is the possibility of interaction with nature and a big city at the same time as we are located close to a metropol, Istanbul. The farm is also half an hour away from the black sea. We can offer transportation to and from the closest village.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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