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Learn about holistic community life on our dairy farm - Istanbul, Turkey

  • Turkey
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  • Last activity: 25 May 2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a very hard working Turkish couple running a dairy farm since 2000.

    Our operation is designed as a 200 head conventional dairy however we are trying to stop the monocultural,industrial way of producing.We are what we eat and we are after;economical,ecological and social resilience;and we have to restore ,regenerate and keep these less fragile all first!!!We are willing to evolve our business into a more ecological ,soil caring farm.Our herd is the first "free of disease herd" in istanbul and we come clean since 2005.I think having healthy certified cattle is very important if people other then your family will be participating in the daily production.
    We love our cows and we appreciate for the milk they produce.
    There is a doorstep fresh milk delivery service which we built and all of our customers feel part of the production.
    Through 8100 program we are looking for 12 neighbors.We already found the beef farmer,artist,worm manure producer and natural building architect-aim is to work on different activities in same land to compliment each other to provide the health of the soil.Their activities are sold/marketed through the doorstep delivery network,accommodation partially provided by the farm and this opportunity gives them time to focus on their main activity.Invitation is open for those who are interested to enrich soil and practice a communal life!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    By visiting our farm you can benefit a communal life and enjoy;
    the variety in a fixed routine
    good Turkish food
    respect
    a platform where you could contribute with your own talent and feel useful

    By visiting our farm you can learn;
    dairy farming
    poultry
    natural building and design
    soil health and efforts for resilience
    regenerative farming

  • Help

    Help

    The main help required are;

    5 hours a day Max.


    feeding(cows/calves),
    lots of cleaning-manure scraping,
    helping with milking
    taking cattle groups out to pasture
    combing the cows
    filling milk bottles
    garden related work
    chicken care
    build natural building houses

    The most important thing I expect from the volunteers are that they support my production team(not necessarily physically-but can be mentally as well/jokes or simply creating a nice atmosphere for them also counts) as much as you can and show love/care for my cows which is mostly forgotten at the daily hessle.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -there is internet access at the office for you
    -you will either get a an apart. one bedroom/kitchen/livingroom wth a bathroom inside or a single bedroom/bath combination.and also for the tent stayers- we have the most beautiful bathroom made by natural building design team!
    -Dinners:once a week I cook;rest you cook at the guesthouse kitchen.(ingriedients provided by me)
    -Lunch there is a catering service coming in for all of us
    -Breakfast at the guesthouse wth the team or at the guest house wth other volunteers
    -two days off

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is only 90km to İstanbul and very easy to reach by bus from Esenler Bus station in istanbul.

    -you can only volunteer for at least a min of 30 full days and above-not less.
    -there are contract based positions available almost all times for different projects
    -permaculture,holistic management and environment friendly life is what we are after

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 965849661447

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