Cherished Companionship : Join Our Warm Family Home in Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Last activity: 11 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    **Position Update: Seeking a Responsible and Adaptable Companion or couple for Summer 2024**

    We're on the lookout for a responsible, adaptable, and trustworthy individual—preferably a girl—with effective communication skills. Someone who can seamlessly handle small yet consistent tasks, independently tackle problems, and is eager for a long-term stay in the vibrant city of Istanbul, embracing its diverse possibilities in a relaxed and cool atmosphere.

    **Your Role:**
    Your tasks will span regular housekeeping, aiding with occasional check-in/check-out procedures, and assisting with occasional housekeeping duties for the house our family lives (and shot-term rented flats). Additionally, you'll be an integral part of our home, spending quality time with our delightful daughter, Eva. Activities include playing, singing, reading, accompanying her to outdoor activities, teaching her whatever you/we want, and other enjoyable pursuits.

    **Important Note:**
    Under no circumstances should you open our house to any person, guest, friend, or family visitor without our explicit permission in our absence.

    **Family Dynamic:**
    Our warm home comprises Eva, our vibrant 6,5-year-old daughter, and Fairuz, our beautiful and intelligent cat. Eva is a charming, social, and fun-loving child, while Fairuz adds a touch of feline sweetness. Both eagerly await the arrival of a new, cherished member to our household.

    Enjoy your own room, ensuring privacy, in our charming three-story independent old Istanbul wooden house centrally located in a quiet alley—a safe and serene environment.

    **Hosting Experience:**
    Having hosted volunteers for the past six years, we treasure the exchange of experiences and look forward to fostering positive memories with our new helper.

    Preference will be given...
    - to volunteers committed to a minimum one-month stay, with an inclination for longer durations (in Summer even longer Stays are much preferred, two/three months being ideal as it will allow us to go and come to small trips and holidays)

    - to volunteers with music (guitar and piano) knowledge, even better if able to teach that to Eva;

    - to Greek native or very fluent speakers (NOT necessary! it is not a condition, just a reason for preference. in 6 years, we have got only one Greek speaking volunteer. No problem!)

    If you're excited about becoming part of our household, exploring Istanbul's vibrant culture, and contributing positively to our family dynamic, we eagerly anticipate hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural Homestay in Istanbul's Heart

    Discover the thrill of staying in Istanbul's vibrant center with us. As cultured hosts, we love sharing city insights. Expect to learn Turkish, swap cooking recipes (Turkish or Italian), and contribute your culinary expertise. Immerse yourself in a unique cultural exchange at our centrally located home.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    **Title: "Light Housekeeping and Joyful Moments with Eva Await You!"**

    Are you ready for a delightful opportunity? We're seeking assistance with light housekeeping for our flats, a weekly clean-up of our home, and spending enjoyable moments with Eva. This isn't just work; it's a chance to be part of our warm family. The tasks are easy, especially with us working alongside you. The flats are compact, lightly furnished, and straightforward to clean. With self-check-ins for guests and minimal assistance needed, it's a breeze! Join us for a pleasant blend of tasks and joyous moments.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Immerse yourself in the heart of Istanbul's history with a stay in our enchanting three-story wooden house. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

    3rd Floor: Your Sanctuary
    Enjoy the tranquility of your private room with an attached bathroom, offering comfort and solitude on the top floor.

    2nd Floor: The Heart of the Home
    Discover the warmth of our kitchen and living room area on the middle floor. A shared space where stories unfold, and memories are made.

    1st Floor: Your Personal Haven
    The ground floor is home to your private single room, granting you personal space and a serene atmosphere. An almost-private bathroom, rarely used by us, adds to your convenience. Additionally, Eva's room, with her books and toys and TV, awaits your exploration.

    Uncover the charm of an old Istanbul house, where each floor holds a unique experience, blending history, comfort, and a touch of familial warmth. Your stay promises to be a journey into the heart of authentic living.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Live, Explore, Connect: Istanbul's Central Oasis

    Make the most of your ample free time exploring Istanbul's wonders! Our central residence places you amidst an array of bars, cafes, restaurants, cultural hubs, cinemas, theaters, museums, and historical sites. Plus, we're just a short stroll from metro, bus, and ferry stops.

    Vibrant Expat Scene:
    Discover a bustling expat community in our vibrant neighborhood, providing a familiar feel. Yet, be amazed by the sociable and hospitable nature of the local Turks. Istanbul's welcoming spirit awaits you.

    Join us for an unforgettable stay in the heart of this extraordinary city!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 max a week

Host ref number: 618261679514

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Cultural exchange: (4.7)

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