Come meet people from all world cultures, chat and capture cultural change in Odayeri, Turkey



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    Hello, My name is Fatoş Somsa. I am 47 years old I live in Istanbul with my dougther who is 10 year old.
    I have done international logistics for many years and visited many countries in the world. England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Malaysia, China, Morocco, Tunisia, Malta are among the countries I have visited. I enjoy meeting new cultures, different people and perspectives.

    We live in a charming place in Istanbul with three floors, 7 rooms and a big garden. Our house is very close to Istanbul airport. I also host people to help my daughter meet new cultures and support our home budget with a new income. We are currently renting 4 rooms per night to foreign passengers coming from the airport.

    We have a clean, friendly environment intertwined with nature. In our garden we have animals such as cats, dogs, chickens. In the summer we feed organic from our own garden.
    We want our friend to stay with us to be one of our family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    First of all, a house with a garden in nature in Istanbul is a rare opportunity. You will experience Turkish language practice, Turkish culture and Turkish food in our house with us. With foreign guests who come to our home, it is possible to meet people from all world cultures, chat and capture cultural change.

    In addition, Istanbul is one of the oldest cultural centers in the world. There are many historical places to visit in Istanbul. Churches, mosques, museums, old historical districts, Bosphorus. Our guest who will work 5 days a week on average for 5 hours will have a lot of free time. In his spare time, he can visit all the historical and touristic regions of Istanbul, participate in trainings and activities on any subject he wants, and learn Turkish and Turkish culture through many windows.
    The region we live in is one of the most natural and natural places of Istanbul. Our village is surrounded by forest. Ideal for nature lovers. City center 10 minutes by bus. Historic districts are 1 hour away by bus.

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    My main goal is to teach English language for my 10-year-old daughter. Reading, writing, practical applications with games to take place in a fun way. For this reason, we want to have ladies guest , who loves to play with children and whose mother tongue is English. Besides of language practice , I expect to get help for houseworks.

    Summary expected help list.
    * Teaching English
    * general cleaning of rooms and house
    * preparation of rented rooms for guests.

    Both meat dishes and vegetable dishes are cooked in our house. Our diet is suitable for vegan or vegetarians. We cook the food together, we eat together. If she wants to learn Turkish, we can support her to learn Turkish and can do practical studies.
    Our guest, who will stay with us , works 5 days a week and has plenty of time to explore Istanbul. Turkey, Turkish language, Turkish fare, will have a rich experience about Turkish culture and language.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    private room single bad - lockable door - wifi- shared bathroom


    private total for 2 person shared room, single bad, lockable door, wifi, shared bathroom

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 564286517316