English guy based in the village of Gumusluk, Turkey. Into music (writing, recording), spiritual growth. Have a 3 bed house in Gunusluk village, Turkey, short drive or a minibus hop from the beach.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You'll get to know village life in Turkey; enjoy the beaches. Gumusluk is a relatively unspoiled village on the Agean, with a slow pace of life.
Personally, I'm happy to share my own skills and experiences with you. I lived a long time in Asia. I'm trained in shamanic healing and similar stuff. I can also teach meditation.
As a musician I may teach you some guitar or recording techniques - there are plenty of instruments here.
If English isn't your first language, I was a teacher at the British Council for 10 years so can help you there. (Now I'm a consultant to NGOs and development organisations.)
Having recently moved back here, there's a fair few small jobs needed to kick the house into shape. Would be good to have someone to help out and get me motivated. Depending on what you can offer, this can be helping get the inside sorted (i.e. domestic kind of stuff, cleaning, design, fixing little things here and there) or more structural (fighting damp issues, plastering) or turning the small garden into something nice. Basically a pair of helping hands.
I also run an online teaching business so would be good to have someone to bounce ideas off / gets some tips from on marketing, graphic design etc.
I'm away on Tantra retreats in July and August, but likely to be here all September.
I quit smoking in July 20198, but you can smoke in the garden (or on your own tiny terrace). I don't drink, but you can :) Drug taking not welcome.
No pets, but it's possible my dog will be here visiting. (It's a divorce thing!)
You'll have a private room, private entrance and personal bathroom. Shower, kitchen and main living space are shared.
Although I'm vegetarian, you're free to follow any diet you prefer. We can shop together (or let me know what you like) and we can prepare meals together. If you're not comfortable in the kitchen, I enjoy cooking, however. And there will always be something ready, either from the fridge or ready to warm up - basically, you won't go hungry :)
Stuff you can do ... visit the beach / beaches ... walk in the hills ... visit Karakaya ... Bodrum nightlife ... ferry to Greek island ...
Easy travel around by shared minibus ... have a car also so we can do some things together when I'm free
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week