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Farm Milas, Turkey

4.0
17 reviews17

Olive Picking at orchards in Pergamon (Bergama)


Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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

Dec
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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17 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Farm

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

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

Brazil

5

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.

26 days ago

United States

5

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.

7 months ago

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! 😊

over 1 year ago

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!

over 2 years ago

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.

over 2 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by Asli

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 30% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 2 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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