Help us with caring for pure breed chickens in a village near Göcek, Turkey




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  • Description


    We are a British/Swiss couple who have been living in Turkey for 20 years. Our village is 10km away from Göcek, where there are shops, restaurants and yacht marinas. We rent a newly built stone house, surrounded by olive trees and pine forest. Our main occupation is breeding pure breed chickens. At the moment there are about 100 of them, in 19 different units.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    You can see how expats live in Turkey. We love the country and people, but see it with European eyes.
    Chicken breeding according to breed standards, at the level of international competitions.
    Jon is a native English speaker and has a British sense of humour :-)

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  • Help


    Chicken care: Cleaning, feeding, observing, handling, health care, incubating and hatching chicks
    We love volunteers who can cook lunch as part of their working hours
    Garden work: Weeding, hoeing, moving compost, watering plants

    We have a gardener/caretaker and you will be doing some jobs alongside him. He only speaks Turkish

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room on the ground floor with own bathroom and kitchenette. This bathroom and kitchenette are used by us only during the day. We live on the first floor.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Only single person
    We have a cat
    We can give you an insight into Turkish life, take you to village families to see how they live.
    We are well travelled in Turkey and can help with travelling plans you may have.
    There is extremely limited public transport, but we drive to Göcek at least 4 times a week.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 611259948845