Help needed with village house, animals and garden in a rural village near Kalkan, southern Turkey

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  • Last activity: 11 Mar 2023




  • Description


    I am English woman living alone with my animals but have a number of good friends nearby in the village. I have a shop in Kalkan and am also very involved with a local street animal charity . I would prefer couples or women ideally

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like nature and the outdoors plus peace and quiet this maybe the perfect spot for you. My house is an old stone village house that I have rennovated. It is comfortable, but there are still quite a few jobs to do around the house and garden.It is situated on the side of the Kaputaş valley in a typical rural Turkish village called Sarıbelen. Many walkers pass through Sarıbelen while hiking the Lycian Way. It has spectacular views and many beautiful places to walk.

  • Help


    I have a large garden and a fairly large, old house. I also have 6 cats and 3 dogs and often foster for a local animal charity. I am looking for people that can help in the garden and the house and be company for my animals.

    Dog walking and enjoying caring for animals are essential. The area I live in is very beautiful and perfect for those that enjoy walking. I work very long hours throughout the summer months and don't like to leave my animals alone for too long. While my house is very comfortable there are still many jobs that need to be done around the house and garden so if you enjoy working with your hands you would never be bored.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a large 3 bedroom house. I can provide a comfortable double room and people would have access to kitchen, bathroom, living room etc If you have allergies to dog and cat hair though this will not be the place for you. I try to keep the place tidy but with little time and so many animals it is an uphill struggle.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area I live in is very beautiful. Kalkan is the nearest town which is about 14km away. It is a picturesque tourist resort. The Lycian way passes very close to my house and is perfect for those who enjoy hiking.

    The area is full of historical sights such as Patara, Xanthos, Pınara etc. Fethiye is about 90km away and Kaş is about 30km away. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors this is a perfect spot.

    I have a business in Kalkan which takes up a lot of my time during the summer, I can drop people in Kalkan if they want to come down to do some shopping or go to the beach. There is a bus service that runs near my house but not too frequently.

    I am happy to do shopping but have little time for cooking. I am a vegetarian so I don’t buy fish or meat.

  • 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

  • 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: 483689968926

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