Natural Building near Çanakkale, Turkey

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    About us

    We are an alternative building team based in Turkey, called Koluba (koluba.org) We essentially build with earth, straw and wood, usually housing in the countryside. We have worked with volunteers for years now, and it is partly thanks to them that our buildings have become reality. We are looking for people who want to perfect their building skills. Some past experience is required.

    My place

    The project we are currently working on is called Doğalı (dogali.org). It is located in the Kazdağlar mountains near Bayramiç and Çan (Çanakkale).


    This year's work will include treehouses, platforms and a 50m2 guesthouse. Mostly woodwork and possibly interior plasters by the end of the season. Volunteers will be totally immersed in the construction process, working alongside the team and learning from the actual work on a daily basis. This can be physically demanding and we are looking for people under 40, with a high interest in craftsmanship. We see volunteers more as apprentices willing to learn the skills than free laborers. IMPORTANT: Applicants should already have some experience with wood. The minimum stay is 3 weeks. We might also accept helpers for kitchen work. Note: we cannot host pets.


    Two showers and dry toilets are available, but volunteers have to camp, with their own equipment. Access to a washing machine and WiFi.


    We provide three meals a day prepared by a cook, all fresh local products.


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