Enthusiastic people welcome on our organic farm in Kocaeli, Turkey

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  • Description

    Description

    After a long search for a life in harmony with nature, away from the bustling city, we found ourselves in the untouched village of İzmit, Fethiye. Since 2016, our farm has been growing with agricultural production and related constructions. We produce vegetables, fruits, microgreens, farm animals, preserves, pickles, eggs, honey, seedling, sapling, and pot plants appropriate to organic agriculture regulations. We also have started to accept paying guests on our farm since 2020. Our purpose is to produce and sell these products on local organic markets and on the internet so that we can support a simple and peaceful life that we have always dreamt of. On our farm, we are working with locals and building a strong relationship with them. It would be our pleasure to see like-minded nature-loving and adaptable people join us and experienced the way we live :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We are working with locals, friends, and family members on the farm. Most of the local people have never lived in cities. So it’s a great opportunity to meet with these amazing people and have a glance of their pure, vivid life and their point of view of the world. It is also an amazing opportunity for them to meet you.

    Since we started to accept paying guests you will also have the chance to meet with them and see the different lifestyles of other Turkish people. Turkey is still unaware of the benefits and importance of organic agriculture. There is a very settled understanding of the producing stage.

    So you can witness that we are trying to make and get an idea of how it was and what it could possibly be in the future.

  • Help

    Help

    We have lots of daily chores that are required to be done on our farm. Most of the time volunteers help us to harvest our products, take care of the animals, or plants in fields and greenhouses with our workers. We also have tasks for people who like childcare, painting, fixing, cleaning, etc.

    We would never force anyone to do something that they don’t find appealing to them and we try to find different tasks for every day so you don't get bored by doing the same tasks over and over again. The only exception to this is animal care, it has to be done daily basis. If you tell us a bit about yourself and what you are hoping to gain from this experience, I am sure we will find the most convenient and comfortable way for you to help us on the farm.

    If you are a fluent English speaker, you can also help us to teach our 5 years old son some English.

    Apart from that keeping your living place clean and tidy is what we desire most. So we are asking volunteers to do daily cleaning in the building and keep their back clean all the time. I mean all the time :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two bedrooms and each has -2 twin bunks in it-. There are also a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom just for volunteers. We use a electric heaters and fireplace to heat the place, so if you are planning to visit us in the winter or spring season be ready to learn how to use it :) and the place might feel cold to some. We expect volunteers to cook their own meals. Of course, we provide all the ingredients but meat, butter, chocolate, etc. So you'll be able to taste many of our organic fruits/vegetables and more.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of amazing experiences helpers can have in their free time! Helpers can do hike in nature, swim in the lake, camps, yoga, meditation, running, build a fire, chop woods, bird-watching, sunbathing, gardening, and of course visits to the city centers.

    Our farm is very close to the city center that it only takes 1 hour to arrive by bus and the bus passes in front of our farm three times a day. Helpers can also spend their weekends in İstanbul which is only two hours away from our village. In the summer season, it’s possible to wakeboard in Cabble Park which is only 45 minutes away from our farm by bus and you can also take a trip to the Black Sea to visit those beautiful beaches to swim. In the winter season, you can go to Kartepe which is two hours away for winter sports and activities.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We just don't accept pets indoors.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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