Our place is a guesthouse with 9 wooden bungalows and 2 stone houses in a beautiful garden on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in Kızılbuk-Datca.
Datça is safe, beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Our guesthouse is 2 mins away on walk from a wonderful bay, in a ten acre beautiful garden in nature.
People love it here because the weather is warm with a cool breeze and not humid. The oxygen level is the second highest in the world. People enjoy the mild winters and to relax in the tranquility and nature. There are magnificent blue bays, incredible mountains and many almond and olive trees.
We are looking for volunteers who can help us with the daily works in the guest house. olunteers will have opportunity to stay at wonderful Kızılbuk beach in nature. Kızılbuk is one of the best preserved areas in Mediterrannean coast. There is no impact of mass tourism.
You will have a lot of time to explore several nearby bays, crystal clear turquoise waters, the Knidos antique city and have time to swim and relax, take walks in the nature and on ancient Karia Road right behind the guesthouse. You will also have a chance to meet a nice bunch of people staying here, coming here to stay in nature and practice yoga during workshops.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Volunteers will experience the culture, food and hospitality of Turkey and get to know real people beyond any prejudice. You can also get involved in activities such as: swimming, diving, windsurfing, walking in nature, hiking, biking, and if you are interested in ancient cultures you can visit Kinidos. The people of Datça are friendly and gentle. Many foreigners (esp.from Germany,UK and netherland) live in Datça, along with locals.
We mainly need help with;
- During winter and spring; gardening, general maintenance and building, farming
- During summer; room cleaning, service of breakfast or dinner, tidying and cleaning the kitchen, gardening
** Gardening - trimming the grass watering the flowers and trees, weeding, clearing the branches and the leaves.
** General housekeeping work - cleaning apartments, helping with laundry
** Building and general maintenance work such as painting, carpentry, handywork.
We will plan the working hours and type of work to be assigned either prior to your arrival or when you arrive here. But mainly the plan will be 4 or 5 hours of daily work either in the morning or in the evening, according to need.
In the winter and spring volunteers will be accommodated in one of the apartment hotels, and in the summer they will be provided with staff accommodation (shared accommodation depending on the number of volunteers and staff for that season).
During summer and autumn we also provide a tent in the garden. There is a separate toilet and also an open air shower. It will be possible to get a hot shower occasionally, when the guest rooms are empty, with the rule that it should be cleaned afterwards.
Please feel free to ask further details. Volunteers will also be provided with free food (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
You will have a lot of time to explore several nearby bays, crystal clear turquoise waters, the Knidos antique city and have time to swim and relax, take walks in the nature and on ancient Karia Road right behind the guesthouse. You will also have a chance to meet a nice bunch of people staying here, coming here to stay in nature and practice yoga during workshops. There is also night life in Datca center, which is 20 mins by car from our guesthouse.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week