Me and my husband have been trying to creat a sustainable life for 5 years. We grow our vegetables, herbs, fruit trees as organic. Our field 12.000 sqm. We have one dog, two cats, hens, gooses and 3 beehevs. We would like to share our experience and like to learn new things.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
We can share our experience about farming, drying food, canned food, making jam, marmelade, homemade bread, our tradiational cousin, making wine, carpentery, poultry, making compost, grafting trees,
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
This summer, the construction of the earthbag house that we finished its groundwork and basement last year, will constitute the most important part of our work pace (between first of may. And 15 th july) This delightful process, in which we will also benefit from the books of Kakan Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer, requires physical power at the same time. For this reason, we want volunteers who will be able to give the physical labor sincerely required for homemaking, and who are more or less inclined to these kind of work. In the earthbag house construction technique, the walls of the house are built by sacks which are filled with the previously prepared soil and in each row ,the form is settled by crushing these soil filled sacks. To be able to make the house making process as pleasant as possible, we will work in the morning and evening chill. We expect fellows who are friendly, positive, energetic, and who can turn this physical challenge into a learning experience and joy.
As Aralcak we can host max. 2 friends and we wish them to stay with us minimum 15 days.
We have two sofa beds in our living room in our house. If need privacy we have tent.
Our farm 23km to menemen (a town of İzmir) 40 km city center of izmir and foca. (one of touristical town of izmir on coast). 110 km Efes ruins. Unfortunately there is no public transportation to our village. There are 4-5times a day shuttle bus to the nearest village. After that by walking 5 km.
But we have friends who goes to city everyday (except wekeends) in the morning and come back evening. We can contact before and make arrangements.
There is a beatiful waterfall which is 1km from our place. They can swim there. They can trekking. We have only one expectation from our guest, smiling face:). All kind of drugs not allowed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week