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Hospitable family welcomes you in Finike, Antalya, Turkey

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  • Last activity: 16 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hospitable family welcomes you in Finike, Antalya.
    Our house is nearby to the famous Lycian Way and we have a big garden consisting of a variety of fruits, vegetables and olive trees. We produce wine from our Lycian grapes. We built 7 traditional houses: king tomb; hobbit house; stone house; wood house and orange house. We rent them online and meet people from all around the world.

    We are a retired married couple who were once teachers in history and science, but now focus solely on our small hotel. We have two older children who both live abroad but sometimes come and stay with us in the summer. We are looking for some help with general maintenance for our hotel.

    The area: Finike is an outstanding town on the coast of the Mediterranean sea. It is known for its orange trees, marina and being on the Lycian Way. Our home is in the mountains just behind Finike and enjoys a wonderful view of the area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can exchange Mediterranean, Turkish and Lycian culture. I am a history teacher and have extensive knowledge about Turkey and Finike history, which I am always willing to share. My wife can teach Turkish cuisine, local foraging, how to make wine and Turkish language. We often make boat trips together with our boat and can take you on hiking tours. You can even go kayaking if you want :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    İn general we run a tourist place, which takes the form of an ecological/sustainable hotel. We always need help with gardening, cleaning, making jam and social media marketing. The work varies depending on the season. In summer we need help with cleaning rooms and preparing food for guests while in winter we need help with repair projects and getting the garden ready to plant in spring. In spring we need help with gardening and collecting fruits from the garden to turn into jam. We make a lot of orange jam and provide it to our hotel guests, so we also need help with this process. Finally in autumn the work will mostly be picking fruits such as pomegranates and olives and more gardening.

    Because we have a lot of ideas to develop our paradise, we often have building projects on the go, which you may also help with. We welcome new ideas and would love to create awesome projects together! Additionally, we are happy to pay those who are wanting to work more for extra hours.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Turkish: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer a seperate room and bathroom for each workawayer. We also have two spacious restaurants (one inside and one outside) that overlook the beautiful Finike, where you are welcome to relax in, although please be mindful of our hotel guests.

    We always offer food because we absolutely looooove to eat and do welcome help with preparing and cooking dinner. You are also more than welcome to make your own food if you desire and there is plenty of homemade wine to go around :p

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a local bus just a 5 minute walk away that can take you to the centre of Finike. It is only 2kms to the seaside for swimming in the summer time and there is a motorbike available for workawayers with a suitable driving licence.

    We are not far from the ancient ruins of Limyra, which you can take a bus to on your day off and explore. In town there is a bazaar every Saturday and walking trails in the Finike mountains. Gokbuk Canyon is a natural wonder located 20km to the north of our hotel and is great to visit in the summer. It has a length of 5km and a depth of 300m. There is a walking route you can follow there, plus a walk around and through the canyon, or a bus will take you to the village of Gokbuk where you can explore the canyon from there. Olympos, Demre and Kumluca are nearby if you wanted to visit these places on your days off too.

  • 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

    As you have your own room, of course you can work on your projects and use our WiFi :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 388382712767

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