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Hüseyin KAYA Sailing & boat building

World, Europe, Turkey, Cunda

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

28°C, 03:31

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

-----> Learn how to build small sailing boats! <-----
Join me to work with your hands and learn from or add to knowledge of carpentry!
Hi, my name is Hüseyın and I live on the busy little island, Cunda (Ayvalık-Alibey adası).
I'm building small wooden boats, fiberglass boats, trimarans and I also refurbish old boats. I need a second set of hands on this job. We will work together on the planning and building of small classic boats (3-5m). You will learn how to use power tools and experience the satisfaction of shaping and buiding the boats with your own hands!

Many of my family members and friends also live nearby and we often share meals and help each other with various projects. I'm an amateur saxophone player, motorcycle mechanic, boat builder and chef and I like to expand my skills and try something new. I have worked and traveled around the world. In the past year, I have taken some long motorcycle/camping trips in the Balkans, taught myself to play sax, and volunteered with refugees in Greece. I join motorbilke festivals and make music on the streets.


Type of help
Building
Cooking / shopping
General Maintenance
Help in the house
Charity work
Language practice
Other

I build small wooden sailboats (This project takes 30 days. In 30 days you learn how to use powertools like drill, sanding machine, jigsaw. You learn how to work with fiberglass, paint plywood and also to measure and sew the sail. During this time, while waiting on the parts to dry, we are also working on several other projects around the house or in the community)

You are welcome to join me in preparing and eating meals, you are also welcome to join me in my daily turkish life, trips to the bazaar, motorcycle festivals with my club, sailing around if the wheather is good.

I'm interested in cleaning the beaches on the island. Hopefully we can spend some time cleaning the beaches near my home near where we sail with the boats.


Languages spoken English, Turkish


Accommodation
I have one single room, one double room (near the kitchen and it has glass door with a curtain) and there is a couch in living room for 2 person (if necessary)

Shared shower & WC, shared kitchen and living room.
Healthy Turkish meals will be provided. Alcohol is not included.

There are many beautiful places around (one of the longest beach in Turkey: Sarımsaklı), also very close is the 3rd biggest city in Turkey (İZMİR). Swimming is possible until December and you are welcome to join me in my daily turkish life: trips to the bazaar, motorcycle events/festivals with my club, sailing around if the wheather is good, fishing.
You will have free time everyday (it is convenient to walk and there are buses nearby). We can make arrangements for work time but it would be great if you are interested in joining the daily life.

About the host

Huseyin (50)

Host since

2017

Languages

English, Turkish

Last seen online

2 Weeks ago

I'm an amateur saxophone player, motorcycle mechanic, boat builder and chef. I have worked and traveled around the world. In the past year, I have taken some long motorcycle/camping trips in the Balkans, taught myself to play sax, and volunteered with refugees in Greece.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • computer help
  • internet support
  • boat handlers

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared room, tent


Shared shower & WC, shared kitchen and living room.

  • shared meals

Healthy Turkish meals will be provided. Alcohol is not included.

  • no money is involved