We are Nuri and Diana we run a holiday guesthouse and small organic garden on the beautiful southwest coast of Turkey. It's located about 45 minutes from Fethiye and 30 minutes from the resort town of Ölüdeniz. The guesthouse is made up of rooms, bungalows, campsites, a restaurant and a yoga platform, all overlooking the Mediterranean. The accommodation is booked mainly in the summer by individuals as well as large groups who run detox and yoga retreats. In the garden we grow fresh fruit and vegetables and keep chickens. During winter there are very few guests so we use the time to do maintenance on the property and prepare for the following season.
Ideally we are looking for people who had some experience in a hospitality business (hostels, camps) or are used to cleaning and cooking at home. We need helpers who feel comfortable in the kitchen and know how to behave with guests.
Most importantly we are looking for people who see volunteering not as a 5 hours of help but as a fair exchange.
Please pay attention that we are situated in the jungle:) So you can easily meet a spider, a lizard and very rare but possibly a snake or a scorpion. If you are still reading...
Please note that we do not run yoga retreats myself. Groups simply book the location to host them. If there isn't urgent work to be done and the retreat organiser is happy for you to join a yoga session then you are more than welcome to.
Join us in paradise!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We welcome anybody who wants to know more about Turkish culture. Faralya is a rural village, so you can explore a different side of Turkey away from all inclusive hotels.
Also we can teach you how to cook Turkish traditional dishes.
We mainly need help to run the guesthouse during busy summer months. As a helper you can expect to undertake (but not be limited to) the following tasks:
- housekeeping (cleaning/preparing rooms, laundry)
- kitchen help (preparing/serving food, setting tables)
- gardening (planting, weeding)
Due to the nature of the business, some days you may have to work longer or shorter hours than others, but they won't add up to more than 25 hours per week.
During winter months I usually need help with general maintenance of the property (building, gardening etc.).
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During summer we'll provide you with spacious walk-in tents in the top garden with a bed inside. The toilet and shower block is very close by.
During winter you'll have a bungalow.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
The main things to do in this area are hiking, swimming and just enjoying being in nature. The guesthouse is located directly on the Lycian Way, a 500 kilometers way marked hiking trail that follows the coastline - absolutely stunning! It is only a 10 minute walk down to the sea.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 25 hours per week.
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