Natural construction and gardening in the hills of Kaş, Turkey

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm Deniz, living in the hills of Kaş, Antalya. I also play guitar and compose music. In 2016, I constructed an earthbag house in which I am living at the moment. I need help from workawayers as I want to convert this land into a spot where "good" people gather and produce together. Life in this place is silent and simple. I want to emphasise that life here is really really simple. Better not to expect "city" comfort here.

    Another thing I want to emphasise is I do not need workers, I need "friends" with whom I can create hand-made structures and gardens. I want it to be like a family here rather than volunteers that count their days and hours.

    Supermarket products are not used here when alternatives exists. There will be many fruits, vegetables and dry foods. It will be a kind of vegetarian type of foods so meat will not be available but dairy products are ok.

    In order to take shower, we are heating water in a special kind of stove manufactured for that purpose. We mix hot and cold water in a bucket.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    This is a nice place where you can experience the local village life of Turkey. However, people started moving also here. Everywhere is pine forests. You will also have a chance to experience great touristic town, Kaş, which is 30 km away.

  • Help

    Help

    The work here comprises the following which are ordered according to their priority:
    1- Finishing the pool before rainy season. This task will comprise mostly mixing clay-rich soil and hay. We will cover the walls and ground with this mixture and on top of it, we will apply a product which will ensure impermeability.

    2- Finishing the top floor. Although this floor is about to finish, we need to mix some more clay-rich soil and hay. Ground will be finished after application of linseed oil. We also need to place the door.

    3- Gardening and planting of broad bean and chickpea seeds. We have to prepare the soil first. There is an enormous land for planting seeds and I really need help for doing this. This task will be done at the end of October and during November.

    4- Completion of unfinished structure. This will be half adobe and half earthbag house. Adobe part is already completed but earthbag part needs to be finished.

    5- This year is olive season. We will pick up olives mostly during October-November and December.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a small and simple hut in which a person can stay comfortably. This hut is 50-60m away from my home.
    Top floor is used as a dorm where 3 volunteers can stay together. There is a nice terrace and view there and 100% hand-made floor with glasses, mud, wood and reeds. Great ambience.

  • 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

    Vans should be parked 50 m away from the house. The road to the house is not that good.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 992269952912