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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.Learn more
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2 Meeting locals
2 Practicing English
1 Learning about sustainability
1 Immersing in the local culture
1 Developing environmental awareness
1 Get in touch with nature
The days I spent in Asli's home were very good! It's important to have in mind the place is in a very remote area and the public transportation is not easy to access. Just a few people speak english. I was lucky Asli drove me a few times to Bodrum and we went o the beach too. Also, bear in mind Asli needs someone available whenever she needs. There's no schedule and her life is very busy. It's a great opportunity to learn about local culture. Asli is a strong and hard worker woman and even though she is super busy I felt like she cared about me and she was there for me whenever I needed.
7 months ago
what a great experience with Asli and her husband. They will treat you like part of their family. Asli is a very hard working and admirable woman, you will learn a lot with her and I'm sure that she will use any skill you have. Her place is very comfortable and the food she cooks delicious. I'm sure you will enjoy your time with them.
about 1 year ago
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! 😊
about 2 years ago
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!
over 2 years ago
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.
almost 3 years ago
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