I am an aerospace engineer working in Turkey where I have recently purchased some land which has an olive grove, in a small village called Dereköy near Aydin. I am also a fine artist, painter and sculptor, artist paint making specialist for which I have authored a book.. My plan is to sympathetically renovate an existing 200 year old Turkish Mud house to its former glory. My wife, Tatiana and I will build a wood, straw bale and lime plaster house, only using natural environmentally sound materials. The floors will made from mud and cow manure. The wall around the property will be made using the Rammed Earth method of building, which is an ancient technique used to construct amongst other places such as the Great Wall of China and numerous old buildings in the ancient world. We will avoid using cement in any of our building work. I also plan to build an art studio and a large workshop using the same building method as the house. I am planning to complete all the work over the next 2 years together also with the excellent help of my friend Tanju who is a Turkish architect. We welcome anyone to come and join us in creating something magical in Dereköy. Once completed I will be teaching drawing, painting, paint making, sculpting and pottery. The intention is to also keep bees on the property and train people who are interested to learn how to keep their own bees. Another part of the project is to create an aquaponics project to grow organic vegetables on the farm. We will be keeping a donkey (it is on the way, the mommy donkey is currently pregnant), some goats and chickens. The idea is for students who want to learn how to live entirely sustainable can come and assist us while we train you and share this wonderful eco journey with us and have great fun together.
Pratique d’une langue
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide dans une ferme
Travellers will learn, art, architecture, culture, languages, bee keeping, animal husbandry, environmental sustainability living whilst having loads of fun
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All students are welcome, from architecture, arts, historians, crafts, carpentry, veterinarians, linguists (Turkish, English, Russian and Afrikaans is spoken by the hosts), if you have any other skills please enquire.
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Various types of accommodation will be available from a self catering guest house, housing 8 people, also a guest house a few kilometres away housing 3 couples and in good weather tents will be provided for camping.
We are 25 minutes from the ancient city of Ephesus and 10 minutes from the ancient city of Magnesia. The Aegean Sea is only an half hour away from Dereköy, where unspoilt beaches will welcome you. Izmir International airport is only one hour away.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
No size limit, any campervan is acceptable
Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.
Plus de 2
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week