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erdem köksal
izmir, Turkey
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Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey
AKSEN FARAH Laila Alper Can Kılıç Basak Sekercioglu-Guver
Bill Mollison Filiz Telek Geoff Lawton Hira Dogrul Sirma Aylanc
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About erdem köksal

Born in Germany 1976 and came to Turkey for studying. Life was so great as a student in İstanbul that I stayed there and opened the Chillout Hostels while studying PR. I got married to my best friend and moved to Germany for her PHd in Psychology in Tübingen. I did my MBA in turizm in Germany. It was a kind of a problem to get a propper job while studying so we opened a Pub and run that business untill we finished the PHd / MBA. That was the day we left Germany with our VW transporter fully stuffed with all our belongings back to Turkey.
Meanwhile I opened few other Hostels in the mega crowded city istanbul and envied people running bungalows in the nature.
We as a family decided to leave the crazyness of 18 million citizens and moved to izmir on the aegean sea on the west coast of Turkey. Again in the center of the city but with the aim of having a farm.
It happened that we found a nice plot, 9000m2 in Payamlı, Güzelbahçe, not far from İzmir. Now we will build our earthbag house there, build up the soil and plant some more trees. And some more houses for the helpers.
The plan is to build up a sustainable living on a plot of that size, while producing not only vegetables and grapes and olives, we want to plant the idea of sustainable living into the brains of the people coming to the plot and the farmers around us as well.
I will need some helping hands to build up the dream, so please keep in touch ;)
live is good.


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