Learn about sustainable living in Sakarya, Turkey




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Dear Workawayers,

    Season is opening, our house is ready for staying and weather is warm enough finally.

    PS:We would like to have meaningful connections and an efficient volunteering so we are focusing on longer stays.
    The Farm has been pioneering in natural, ecological and sustainable farming since 2002. We are a certified organic farm set over 1.7 km2 mainly focusing on growing vegetables from natural seeds with no fertilizers or pesticides.

    We have a stable team of 8 women working on the farm, and get extra labor for demanding and specialty jobs, we don't expect our volunteers to keep up with them, they are professionals and have been doing this their entire life.
    We use ideas from old wisdom, bio-dynamic farming, ecologic sustainable systems, and where ever we get them.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Our founder Berin Erturk is renowned in teaching principals of organic/natural farming as well as headaches of managing an organic farm, with more then 25 years of experience so your experience here will be an eye-opening one.
    You can also learn how any plant is produced from seed to produce, how to grow without fertilizers utilizing natures own tools to replenish soil, even some natural tricks farmers do to make things taste better. :)

  • Help


    Aiding in seasonal farming activities (planting, hoeing, collecting, packaging)
    Helping with the rain water collection and irrigation systems (we are starting on our project)
    Doing general maintenance of the houses and grounds
    Helping with the dogs (we have 2 male Labradors and 1 stray female)
    Also we are open to anyone with projects for up-cycling leftover vegetables as we hate to throw away anything

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have a volunteer house with 2 rooms with 2 single beds each, bathroom and a kitchen, hot water and internet access is available.

    Food is cooked and eaten together, and we always have plenty of produce so feel free to cook something if you desire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated in heart of natural sites to visit, to name a few:

    Kartepe is a very nice mountain hiking route
    Sapanca Lake is close by with sights and touristic options
    Poyrazlar Lake is a natural resort
    Karasu beach is a nearby black sea beach

    Also Istanbul is 2 hours away with regular bus and trains going in both directions.

  • 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

    We have a small office with desk and internet access in the volunteer house.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate any size

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have 3 dogs (2 male 1 female) so friendly dogs are preferred Our dogs are cat friendly

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 766773763894