Our farm which we started to establish in 2014 in Edremit Bay is 2 km to the Aegean sea and 5 km to Canakkale-Izmir highway in the north-west part of Anatolia/Turkey. Many historical places like Troia and Ephesus are in the 2hr distance. Mount Ida is very close with hundreds of waterfalls and many more hiking routes.
Approximately 15 acres of consists of olive groves. Total area of the farm is around 35 acres. There are 2 storey farmhouse in which the upper part is used as guesthouse. There are milking facility, barn (two horses), poultry house and farmhouse where we grow vegetables for farm consumption. Olive oil, milk and dairy products and natural eggs are our main products at the moment.
We like to have people to share our life here and welcome people who want to join in this simple farm life.
Permanently I and two workers live in the farm but we have a lot of visitors.
We need help in the farm for cleaning of the farm house, clearing of fields, gardening, olive collecting, horse care, milking etc.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We enjoy sharing our way of life with visitors who are looking to live a similar life in the future and sharing whatever lessons might be useful to them or for us. You have a chance to learn more about the general care of the horses, cows and chickens.
Learn to milk.
Experience daily life and nature on an Turkish farm.
Volunteer help may consist, handling and caring of horses, helping feeding the animals, helping with milking, chicken care, clearing olive groves, olive collecting (mainly in October and November) and general farm help. We have lots of visitors and so usually we cook and eat together
It's not all work. Volunteers may have opportunities to visit beautiful coasts and to nearby rivers and waterfalls to cool off on a hot day.
We have sharing and single bedrooms with shared living rooms, WC-shower and kitchen. We offer mattresses and pillows, please bring a sleeping bag.
We have internet access and not limited. We have pets. We don't smoke and all of our rooms are non-smoking. But, guests can smoke at the outside of the buildings.
Ayvalik is a lovely seaside town with lots to see and do around the area, from swimming/hiking/cycling/diving. There are eight different thermal tourism centers in the province. The region is also very well known for the ancient historical places like Troia and Ephesus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week