volunteering

This year we are back in Küçükyoncali near the town of Saray/Tekirdağ to work on the Ertem family’s project called Sihirli Tohumlar. The site is located 3km from the closest village, in a peaceful valley with a little river nearby. Have a look at the project’s page for details.

We will be completing a slipstraw/earthbag building to accommodate volunteers. Depending on the time you come, techniques used will range from rough carpentry to fine plastering, slipstraw, cob, etc.

As acommodation, we currently have a kitchen and a bathroom/toilet building available to volunteers. Everyone stays in tents so you are expected to bring all necessary camping equipment. Keep in mind that nights can be quite chilly in April/May.

Our approach to volunteering goes beyond having people come work for us for free. We are looking for passionate people who really want to learn the skills and perhaps get seriously into alternative building. Each member of the Koluba team started off as a volunteer and gradually earned experience this way. To sum it up, we see volunteering as a form of aprenticeship.

IMPORTANT: We are looking for volunteers available between early May and early November 2020
Please apply only if you already have some experience in building, even if very little. 

Requests:
Minimum stay: three weeks
The daily work load expected is 6 hours
Fixed work schedule
One day off per week
Camping equipment is not provided

Benefits:
Three full meals a day
Transfer from the village
Hot shower/Dry toilets
Basic internet connection
Washing machine available

Please fill in this form to confirm your application:

Your answer to this question will be considered as a short motivation letter. Don't hesitate to describe your goals, hopes and thoughts about the experience you are coming for.