Volunteer in a family run farm in Urla, Izmir, Turkey

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Turkey

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  • Description

    Description

    I am running a large farm (about 97 acres) near to Izmir with my parents. We are 10 km away from a town called Urla with 40.000 population. We have 2500 tangeren trees, 2000 olives and about 30 acres to grow vegetables, artichokes, grape and thyme. Besides these we also produce wheat, chickpea and blackberries. We have our own vegetable garden and eat as much as possible from own ground. As much as we are interested in beekeeping for honey production, we also take care of bees as pollinators. It is a modern farm, technically well equipped and automatically irrigated. We have salaried personnel to help us but we also need some extra support. Since my parents are retired, they are traveling often. We speak English and Italian. We live in the house which is in the farm. We have 6 cats and 10 dogs. We are very hard-working yet fun-loving people.

    We are looking for hard workers who don't mind getting their hands dirty and will respect to the order of the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By visiting our farm you can learn about farming, have experience about Turkish cuisine and producing products such as soap, vinegars, olive oil, jam, pickled vegetables and wine. (in different seasons)

  • Help

    Help

    5 hours a day max.

    Harvesting fruits/ vegetables / herbs
    Maintenance and repairs as necessary
    Pruning trees
    Daily inspection of irrigation system
    Chicken care
    Construction
    Help for store

    During winter we generally start work at 9:00 a.m. but during the summer we start at 6:00 a.m. to escape from the hot wheather. (during the harvest season it depends on weather) No experience is necessary as training is given on the job. Much of the help we need is outdoors, so be sure to pack accordingly, at very least you will need a good pair of boots or wellies, a sun-hat, sun cream and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We give a comportable accomodation, two large rooms... In one room can accomadate 4 people comfortably and the other room is for two people and also there are private bathrooms. We have wifi so you can keep in touch with your friends and family. We prepare and eat meals together. We have a washing machine that you can use. The person should also take care of his place and clean the room before leaving. You can stay as long as you like, at least a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you are not working you are free to spend your time as you please.
    We can arrange to pick up people. We do love dogs and animals. But we can't take any helpers with animals.
    We do not take on smokers! Thank you very much for your understanding!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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