Be part of our Family in Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Last activity: 28 May 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are looking for some responsible adaptable trusted girl. somebody we can easily communicate and rely for small but consistent chores, somebody that can manage to solve problems and issues autonomously. somebody that want to stay in Istanbul for long term, visiting, learning, enjoying the multiples possibilities of this fabulous city with slow pace and cool mood.

    your deeds will be helping in regular housekeeping of our house, helping in checkin/checkout and housekeeping (only in case one or two of our flats won't be rented longterm, but rented to short terms instead), staying with our daughter EVA...i.e. playing, singing, reading books, speaking, taking her to the swimming pool, teach her going bicycle, playing rhythm and instruments and songs, ...and everything you and her may enjoy doing together.

    I remind you also that we ask you to avoid in ANY circumstances to open our house to any person, guest or friend or family visitor in our absence and without our permit.

    Our beautiful charming cat FAIRUZ, our daughter EVA, my elegant wife GÜLFEM and I (MiKo) are looking forward to host you and share our home, family habits and time with you.

    You will have your room, plenty of privacy and time. We have a beautiful independent old Istanbul wooden house on three floors, very much in the city center. A small silent alley, in a safe area.

    We are hosting volunteers since four full years now, with great pleasure for us and our helpers. we had the chance to get wonderful people.

    Eva turned 5 last october (2022) she is a wonderful child girl, very social, fun and sweet. She likes to dance and sing, walk around, paint...she loves attention and playing and can get very affectionate very easily; Fairuz is our beautiful and intelligent cat, independent as every other cat, sweet as just a few can be! He also is very social and loves people: the person that comes here will be very loved, that’s for sure!!!

    We will give preference for volunteer staying minimum one month, preferably more.

    Greek native speakers will be given preference also

  • 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

    Staying in the very center of one of the most exciting and historically dense city of the world.
    We are cultured and educated people that love to share knowledge and experiences about the city.
    You will definitely learn some Turkish, and some cooking recipe, make it Turkish or Italian food..maybe you can cook and teach us something also

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like you to help us the housekeeping flats, help us in clean our house (once a week) and spend some time with Eva (more of a pleasure than work!)
    it is really light job, also because we will be also around, we will work together. the flats are small, lightly furnished and easy to clean, the check-in are self-check-in and the guests need no or little help.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    Our house is an old istanbul house. Wooden, on three floors.
    We have room and private bathroom upstairs (3rd). In the middle there is a kitchen and living room (2nd). on the ground floor (1st) there is one room (single, private, for you) one bathroom (almost private for you, we seldom use it), one other room, shared, with TV, and Eva's books and toys

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your spare time (a lot) you can enjoy the city, we are living just in the center, where plenty of bars and cafes, reataurants, cultural centers, cinemas, theatres and museums, as well as historical places. also we live a couple of mins (walk!) to the metro, bus, ferries...
    The expats’ community is pretty crowded here, and most lives in the nearby, but you will be surprised how the Turks are sociable and hospitable.
    Istanbul is a great 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 max a week

Host ref number: 618261679514

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