Help on a permaculture start up project growing all kinds of fruit trees & organic herbs & vegetables located in the beautiful Xanthos valley in the shadow of an ancient Lycian city, Turkey

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  • Description

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    Three Palms - A permaculture start up project

    We are a couple from London who 3 years ago gave up our careers in film & art to restore an old farmhouse. We’re now embarked on a permaculture start up project growing all kinds of fruit trees & organic herbs & vegetables. We are located in the beautiful Xanthos valley in the shadow of an ancient Lycian city, not far from Fethiye. We are well placed for short day trips to Patara beach (30 mins), Saklikent Gorge (10mins) & the famous blue lagoon at Oludeniz (50mins).
    The stone cottage & barn have been lovingly restored & provide excellent accommodation for our guests, with stunning mountain views. We are particularly interested in design & our vision is to create a beautifully landscaped environment that is visually stimulating, organically productive & a pleasant place to live.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an authentic Turkish rural village community. All of our neighbours are friendly farmers producing all kinds of fruit, veg & cereals; Mainly oranges, figs, pomegranates, wheat, sesame & tomatoes.
    We want you to share with us our own experience of creating
    an organic, eco project and help us on our journey towards greater self sustainability.
    We are guided by the fundamentals of Permaculture Design & application and more than happy to share our methods & vision in this regard. We’re guaranteed 300 days of sunshine a year & for anyone
    Who enjoys working outdoors amongst nature this would be the perfect stay for you.
    We don’t host for more than 2 weeks at a time.

  • Help

    Help

    With only 2 of us working on 5000sqm we need help with the following skills & knowledge;
    Permaculture design
    Organic growing & food production
    Making simple but creative structures with natural wood eg grape pergolas
    Landscaping
    Planting, pruning, composting, clearing, weeding, mulching,
    Grass Mowing, Scything
    Irrigation
    Making Vegetable Patches & Herb beds
    Harvesting & Picking fruit
    Jam making
    Drying, preserving & juicing fruit

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Turkish: Beginner
    Urdu: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 large double bedrooms each with 2 single beds & ensuite bathrooms. These rooms are located in a recently converted & beautifully designed stone barn beside the main cottage where the hosts live.
    We cook mainly vegetarian food from fresh everyday & eat together. 3 meals will be provided everyday when work takes place. We clear up together & enjoy chatting over dinner etc.
    Alcoholic drinks can be bought from the local shop 5 mins away.
    Washing machine available for use.
    WiFi is available but limited by a data package.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to see on your days off
    include a whole host of Lycian and Roman cities to visit including Tlos, Xanthos and Letoon, swimming at the 25 kilometre long sandy beach at Patara, a 12-island boat trip from Fethiye, para-gliding at the world famous Olu Deniz, and white-water rafting at the nearby Saklikent Gorge.

    We work hard but enjoy having a laugh at the same time. We’re always chatting & listening to music while working. We have a cat that hangs out with us everyday. After working on the sun, we kick back & chill & all eat together in a friendly atmosphere.

  • 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

    5 hours per day maximum 5 days a week





Host ref number: 511479976967