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Farm Milas, Turkey

4.0
15 reviews15

Olive Picking at orchards in Pergamon (Bergama)


Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

Every year during the olive harvesting period we need help picking up olives at our family orchards in Bergama which is north of İzmir. The whole team will stay at our beach house in Altınova about 30 minutes drive to the orchards. We have breakfast at home every morning than go to olive picking area and have packed lunch there pick olives all day. We provide dinner at home. This position is all about olives.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Turkish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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15 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Farm

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Practicing English

Germany

5

Aslı and Haluk were wonderful hosts. Because of the Virus we couldn’t do so much, so my tasks were to help Aslı with cleaning tasks in the day. It’s located next to a small village and perfect for people who loves the nature, animals & food! We had nice conversations about politics and different cultures in the world! It was an amazing experience I will definitely come back one day! 😊

Mar/29/2020

Mexico

5

Stay with Asli and her family was a great experience! I really enjoyed eating and learning a lot about Turkish culture and food.

About the activities, everyday was different some days I was helping fixing a door o in art project, other days I was washing dishes, picking grapes in the vineyard harvest 2019 or as waiter, gardener or cleaner...

Thank you for the experience!

Aug/31/2019

Brazil

4

Overall it was a nice experience. I had all meals included and a bedroom for myself. Asli was a kind and polite host who I had interesting conversation about politics :)
She even let my boyfriend staying for 2 days with us, he had only to paint her balcony in exchange.
The job is easy, although the working hours weren't predetermined. She wants someone to stay available for the whole day, so that you can't plan your day. She had a helper at the time, so I ended up having plenty of free time. I took care of the dog, did some house work and waitressing. She was very flexible with off days.

Aug/18/2019

Hungary

5

Asli and Haluk were really lovely and welcoming. My stay was very enjoyable, the work was easy and the cooking workshops were fun too! I even learnt quite a bit about food history and Turkish traditions on top of the recipes and cooking methods as both Asli and Haluk are very knowledgeable in this area.
I had plenty of time to relax.
The view from the house is breathtakig. 😍

Jun/06/2019

Argentina

5

It was lovely place and a great experience. I learned a lot about cooking and Turkish culture. I definitely recommend this place to all worldpackers, Asli and Haluk are awesome. Their house is beautiful and I had a bedroom for myself.
The job is not hard at all, you have to help cooking, preparing the classes and do some cleaning after. Maybe a little gardening too.
On free days I went to bodrum with them and they also took me to some other places.

May/23/2019

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