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I am an interior architect who used to be traveller. My father is a plastic molder and my mother was a personal shopper, both are retired and live in a village in a big field. My mother is Lazuri, rooted from east black sea region. She used to live in a mountain village so she has a lot of ancient knowledge. My father is a genius mathematical person. His parents were immigrated from Bulgaria. He was born in Denizli in a village near by the ancient Hierapolis. We try to do natural farming or permaculture. Lots of fruits and vegetables grows in our garden and we also make wine and alchol drinks or other conservation products when it's the season. We are very open to meet new cultures and learn other experiences of life.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesHelp with Eco ProjectsElderly CompanionshipTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
While helping us you can learn from my mother's ancient knowledge, and from my father's mathmetical intelligence.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
As i mentioned we live in a big field where we try to carry on as much as we can a self-sustainable life where there are lots of things to do in its own circle. Like gardening (hoeing, prunning, harvesting, sowing, watering, piping), boiling molasses, making wine process, conservation of the harvest, or building some coop, oven etc. Moreover you can help on house works or you can cook your traditional dishes for us as we love trying different cultural menus.
Persian (Farsi): Beginner
Workawayers can sleep either in the same house or there is a small, special wooden cabin in our garden which is called "serender". It is up to their preference to sleep in a bed or on a coach or maybe they can prefer to sleep in the garden on a hammock if they wish. We will eat together what we cook that day. It is more like communal style. everyone can get involved in every common thing.
What else ...
Our village is called Atakoy. There is a bus coming towards or hitchike would also work. We live 20 minutes away from the sea side (Ozdere)(40 minutes to Pamucak and Kusadasi), right by the mountains, and 10 minutes away to some ancient remains (Kolophon,Claros), 20 minutes to closest central zone (Menderes). There is my favourite place on the mountain where you can swim in a river, is called Malta waterfall (Değirmendere).
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
There are our cats so if someone would bring a dog who runs after cats needs to be tied. you can bring pets unless they don't bother our pets and you need to take a good care of them.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week