training and meeting center
Art Colony has been designed as a project center for all art and culture producers. As a result of this, we offer our building with a total area of 1750 m2 - 950 m2 of indoor space and 800 m2 of outdoor space - to the NGOs that are in need of space for training and meetings.
The fastest and most convenient transportation for those coming from Istanbul is provided by high speed train. It departs from Halkalı twice a day, from Söğütlüçeşme eight times a day and arrives in Eskişehir within three hours. From the train station, we provide transportation to Yaşam Village by shuttle.
You can come to Eskişehir by bus from other cities. Transportation to Life Village from the bus station is also provided by shuttle service.
Life Village is about 15-minute drive from the center of Eskisehir. This distance is close enough to allow you to reach the city quickly when you need it, and not too distracting during the day. When you want to go to the city for shopping and spending time, you can use the shuttle services we provide at certain times during the day.
ROOMS and BATHROOMS
Our rooms are on the top floor of the building, separate from the offices and work areas. It can be given as single or double. The rooms do not have individual bathrooms, but there are plenty of them on the floor so there are no lines or any fuss at all. For 12 bedroom we have on the upper floor there are 4 bathrooms and 8 toilets.
Guests who want to come with their own vehicle must notify in advance. In front of the Art Colony building, we have our own parking lot - but it is limited. Depending on the dates you are staying in, you can use this car park.
During your stay we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from this, we have tea and coffee service all day and a five o'clock tes every afternoon. If you are on a special diet for any reason, we provide the appropriate shopping and dining order - usually with a small amount of extra fee, sometimes even without it. We also have our own kitchen in the building, which you can use when you need it.
The entire lower floor of the Art Colony building was designed with considering people's and groups' working needs. We pay particular attention to silence in the use of the building. We do not overlap the dates of the Artist Residancy with crowded trainings and meetings.
Downstairs there are a library, two spacious common working areas, a projection room and a private study room which you can use by booking in advance. For those who like to work alone, we provide a desk in the bedroom as well.
Downstairs working areas are multipurposely designed, so they can be changed and re-arranged for different works, trainings and projects. For example, if you have a project that needs more than few people and space such as theater and dance, we prepare a suitable place in the main hall.
Although the climate of Eskişehir is a bit harsh in winter, our large garden at the back can also be used as a lovely working area during spring and summer days.
Life Village is arranged as a closed area and there is 24 hour security at the main entrance. Since there are many services for the elderly, disabled and children in Life Vilage, there are also doctors and health personnel around the clock.
DISABLED FRIENDLY BUILDING
Since Life Village is built ve re-built as a smart village project that will be used by elderly and / or disabled people, young children, or people who need physiotherapy, the whole complex is disabled friendly. So, Art Colony's building has ramps, properly equipted bathrooms and an elevator.