We welcome volunteers who would like to live on an ecological farm in Sakarya, Turkey



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    We are in Sakarya which is 200 km far from Istanbul. We bought this land 5 years ago and we built a house with a outdoor kitchen two stone oven, dry (compost ) toilet and an outdoor bathroom also. Me and my wife worked so hard. My wife was a physics teacher and now she is an aromatherapist and I'm a doctor. We worked hard and did lots of stuff. I worked as a high qualified carpenter, an installer and a builder. So we shared the work. I'm working on building stuff and she is working in the garden.
    We sometimes do activities for adults or some students such as making compost, compost toilet, making natural creams soaps and shampoo. How to grow vegetables and take seeds from them, making soil better, worm compost, making vinegar, cheese etc.
    Our land is surrounded by the forest and it's very silent. We are living in the village named Kadı Köyü. Our land is 8000 m2 and we have so many small fruit trees. As the trees are baby now we have to take care of them so carefully. We plant also so many kinds of veggies. If you are vegeterian or vegan you can also prepare your own food or we can do it together. We make our own yogurt and cheese at the farm. We have a sustainable life there as the city centre is far from there. In the village there are no shops or markets. We have a car in any case something happens. We are 10 km far from the hospital. We have a straw house with three private rooms with double and single beds for the volunteers. We are looking for hardworker volunteers. We work 5 days in a week and 5 hours in a day. Sometimes we do yoga .
    We have limited internet only for whatsupp for communication as we live far from the city.
    Also we are looking for non smokers.
    Our volunteers are staying in the straw house that is 15 minutes far from our farm by walking. there is no running water in the straw house but during the day we are in our farm and you can charge your phone and computer in our farm . in straw house there is only electric for light.
    We need help for finishing the structures that we couldn't finish. We have animals (chickens, dogs ) so we need help for animal care.
    Sharing is careing. We want to share all of our experinces with you and learn from you for a better world. Create not waste.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    They can learn Thai and Turkish calture and foods also learn about the details of gardening, seed saving, making vinegar , vine, natural soap, shampoo, creams, pickle, handmade crafts, composting and natural building.

    Sometimes we go hiking because we have so many beautiful routes in the forest. Also there is a very ancient castle nearby that has a very good view named 'Paşalar Castle’. when it's warm there is a reservuar nearby and we sometimes swim there.

  • Help


    A little bit experienced about building or gardening. We need help in the garden, doing stone walls, animal care, natural building and art projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    Thai: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There is a straw house 300 m far from our farm for Workawayers. It has four rooms that have double beds and single beds inside. Also we use compost toilet outside, a bathroom and kitchen inside.This house belongs to a community which we are a part of that community.
    We have double beds and single beds. We have drinks and a fridge always full with veggies and fruits etc. free for our volunteers. on Wednesdays we generally go for shopping to the town for food from the local market.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go on hiking to the castle 2 km far from us. You can visit the straw house that we made with an ecological society. 6 km far from our village there is a local fish restaurants in a very cool place in the forest. Sometimes we go on a picnic near the river named Sakarya River.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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