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Hello all, I am Melike. I love spending time in nature, animals, camping, swimming, cinema, reading, and meeting people that belong to different cultures. I am an easy going host who is experienced in multicultural relations. I have entry level house repairing skills, and I like sharing my knowledge. After years of looking for ways to leave megapolis Istanbul for a rural life, I have finally achieved my dream 2 years ago. I also have 3 dogs, 1 cat and 11 bee hives. .
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You can communicate with locals who are living a rustic life, learning the local cuisine from them. I can also teach you traditional Turkish cuisine; I am a good cook. I can also teach you about bee keeping. There are many historical and archeological places in the area that you can visit, as well as touristic places. I am living in the southern Aegean Region in Turkey, in Muğla, in a mountain village that lies between Bodrum(Halicarnassus) and Milas(Mylasa). Milas is 25 minutes away and Bodrum is an hour away from where I live. The area is also surrounded by several ancient cities, one of which is Ephesus -which is 2.5 hours away- in which the biggest temple in the world, dedicated to Artemis is located. One of The Seven Wonders, The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is also an hour away. The village I live in is located in the mountains above the Gulf of Gokova, which hosts some of the most beautiful coves on the planet. There are also many coves and beaches you can go swimming in and areas for camping. Additionally, as long as I am available I can also take you sightseeing in the local area or take you to one of the beaches.
I need people to help me with DIY/building projects, repair work, gardening and carpentry/woodwork. Main things that need to be done are: building door frames over existing doors, crafting and installing a screen door; shelving units and a table need to be built. There are two small bare concrete decks in the back and the front, they need a type of flooring and side covers, the entryways of the house need some fixing too. The land also requires some work, mainly building a small and simple gazebo, planting flowers around a pathway, planting trees and various other plants. For the time being I have all the carpentry tools that you might need, but if needed I can also acquire additional tools/machinery. I mainly want to use materials that I can obtain from nature.
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.
The house has 2 bedrooms, you will be staying in one of them. The bedroom has a double bed, if you are a family with a kid there is an additional bed as well; and if needed there is a large sofa in the living room too. I will be cooking most of the food (Breakfast, lunch and the dinner) but if I am not available at the time you can freely use the kitchen as well (we can also cook together if you’d like). There is only one bathroom that we will be sharing. If you have your own camping van we can also accommodate it on the premises.
My house is on the outskirts of a mountain village. There are 2 ways of reaching the city centre, beaches and the historical sites, both of which require you to walk 20 minutes through a woodland road. After reaching the village you can either take a minibus to Milas, from where you can go to many of the touristic places, beaches and historical sites; or you can hitchhike (which is frequently done by the locals) to a nearby town from the village and go to similar places through there. If i am available i can also take you to the town or the village by car. I will also get you a bus card which you can use to travel within the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week