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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
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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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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9 Reviews

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Hours & Tasks

Cooking Class Home Stay

Learning & Fun

Chile

I was at Asli and Haluk's house for almost two weeks and it was a very good experience. I had a room for myself during my entire stay and all meals were included. My work was mainly maintenance and some carpentry tasks in the exterior of the house with Haluk, Asli's husband with whom I shared most of the time. Both are very good people very kind and very concerned at all times. I definitely felt at home and I would definitely recommend the experience

Mar/10/2019

Jordan

soo racism..
and they are not welcoming at all ..when she had 3 empty beds she asked me to sleep on the sofa !
and they told me that i should leave because the are going to visit her dad in istanbul ..

Dec/03/2018


Asli replied

Khader, you are such a young guy with a great future ahead of you if you ask yourself what you did wrong and learn from your mistakes. You know that what you wrote here is not true, you stayed with us almost two weeks on a full board basis including all the meals in a private room almost doing nothing in exchange . It doesn't work this way you should put some effort to gain respect. We had to ask you to leave since we needed help in the house this is why we have this position open.

Mexico

This was the first time I came to Turkey and I couldn't have found a better way to start! Asli and Haluk became my "parents" from the first moment I entered the door. Asli is an excellent cook so you'll eat proper meals every day! The tasks are easy to do and if you don't know how to do something, they'll teach you patiently. They're also very flexible so you can explore around without a problem. I'll miss this family including Balkas and Dummy (the friendliest dog and cat ever) and it's going to be difficult to me to get used to eat normal food again :(

Nov/04/2018

South Africa

My time here was nothing but exquisite. The warm reception from Asli and Haluk and the extended time and special moments that they sacrificed to show me around Turkey was priceless. Thank you Asli for your patience and so much effort to teach me about Turkish food. Thank you both for making me feel part of your family. I would love to be back to honour you.

Oct/26/2018

Brazil

Living with Aslı and Haluk was a great experience!
They’re lovely, worried people and are always trying to make you feel better and comfortable.
I learned many things with Aslı, since cooking amazing Turkish food to knitting.
It’s a calm place to live and relax. Also a great place to meet people from around the world.
The center of Bodrum is a bit far, but you can easily get a bus to go there and Aslı always helps with a ride to the bus stop.
I highly recommend this place to stay.
Thank you so much Aslı and Haluk for being my Turkish family.
You have a special place in my heart.

Sep/21/2018

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