We are looking for enthusiastic people to work with us in 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, 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. In our farm, we are working with peasants and building a strong relationship with them. It would be our pleasure to see like-minded nature-loving and adaptable people to join us and experienced the way we live :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are working with peasants on the farm. Some of these people have never experienced city life. 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 peasant workers. We also have tasks for people who like painting, fixing, cleaning, etc. So I’m sure there is a job suitable for anyone. We would never ask anyone to do something that they don’t find appealing to them and we try to find a different task every day so you don't get bored by doing the same tasks every day. 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. 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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one big bedroom -4 twin bunks separated by curtains (4-8 people)-, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom just for volunteers. We use a wood stove and fireplace to heat the place, so if you are planning to visit us in the winter season be ready to learn how to use it :) We expect volunteers to cook their own meals. Of course, we provide all the ingredients. So you'll be able to taste all 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 the 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 the incredible beaches and 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

    We have a decent wi-fi connection out here.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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