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.
Help with Eco Projects
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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
With only 2 of us working on 5000sqm we need help with the following skills & knowledge;
Organic growing & food production
Making simple but creative structures with natural wood eg grape pergolas
Planting, pruning, composting, clearing, weeding, mulching,
Grass Mowing, Scything
Making Vegetable Patches & Herb beds
Harvesting & Picking fruit
Drying, preserving & juicing fruit
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours per day maximum 5 days a week