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Relaxing stay in informal setting at Bed & Breakfast in the Tigre Delta

Country: Argentina

Workaway Host rating
19
Last Activity
31/10/2014

Description

Dear You,

Our project is a small (4 room) bed & breakfast on an island in the Tigre Delta, at only 30 km from the center Of Buenos Aires. We opened in July 2011 and recently got the certificate of excellence of Tripadvisor.
Check the website to get an visual idea how it looks like.

About ourselves:
We are a mixed intercultural couple. Carolina is from Argentina and works in the city as an accountant and system consultant.
Stef is a Dutch guy who studied cultural sciences and traveled a lot and lived in several countries. He is responsible for the B&B, so is at home most of the time.
We both speak fluently English and Spanish.
(we expect you to be kind of fluent in either English or Spanish for fluent communication)

Our place functions as a B&B, but clients come only during weekends in general, outside high season which is December to February. During the week, the place is more quiet.

The assistance we are looking for:
Help with the general tasks of the B&B when there are guests. When there are no guests, there are always small projects of many kinds to be done.
Sometimes both of us have to leave for the day, if we have some obligations to do in the city or friends or family to visit.

Concrete tasks:
Volunteers are responsible for all meals for ourselves (volunteers, stef and caro) and the guests most of the time (we also can cook regularly): setting the breakfast, cooking lunch and dinner, doing the dishes.
Regarding the B&B: cleaning the rooms, changing sheets, doing the laundry.
Tasks inside the house: cleaning toilets, living, bathrooms, cooking & freezing quantities of vegetables, making jams.
Outside: mowing the lawn, tending the crops, watering the plants, preparing wood for the winter.

Small repair and maintenance jobs always occur, as articles break down or need attention otherwise: painting, rebuilding or improving the fence, making order, reorganize. ...Or whatever else you think that needs to be done.

Own initiative is needed, we don´t like to command people but also don´t like to chase people for things to be done. Be creative and a self starter, see tasks that need to be done.

Anybody with the right spirit and mindset is welcome. We are specially looking for handymen & -women, who know carpentry, plumbing, constructing, mechanics, electrics, machine maintenance, cooks, gardeners, website developers, artists

What you get in return:
What we offer is a beautiful spot in the nature, on a river. You will have to work 4-6 hours per day (depending on necessity, weekends more hours, weekdays less possibly).
For the rest of the day you can just relax, read books (we have a library with all kinds of books, fiction and non-fiction, most in Spanish, but also quite some in English), write, use internet (good wifi available), walk, kayak, play with the dog, watch movies (we have some 500 on DVD), or whatever you like. You can practice your Spanish with us and the guests, and we can give travel advice for the rest of your trip.

You can get days off to visit Tigre or Buenos Aires without problems almost any day outside weekends. It takes 2 hours to go the the city centre of Buenos Aires. Each trip on the boat to or from tigre is 35 pesos (3 dollars)

We prefer stays of about 15 to 20 days, including weekends. If we get along very well, there are no other volunteers coming and both you and us enjoy it, we can always extend the stay. Shorter stays are also possible sometimes, to fill gaps when we have no volunteers.
Last minute request also welcome.

If you are a single volunteer, you could share your stay with some other volunteer, the room provided has a double and a single bed.

Area

Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Type of help

Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Art project,
Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Building,
Gardening

Help

Depends a bit of the moment, but the standards are related to normal B&B jobs. If you have your own ideas, that is good as well often.

Weekly tasks:
Mowing the lawn
Build garden furniture recycling pallets
Prepare artisanal jams for breakfast
Clean all the balcony and organize cats stuff there
Bring garbage to the pier for collection service
Clean the refrigerator from old food of customers and normal dirty
Checking fruits and vegetables status (do not loss them)
Cutting branch from the trees
Taking care of fruits trees around

DAILY ROUTINE TASK S
Breakfast service for customers
Cleaning toilets
Review toilets for checking cleanliness, towels and enough paper
Prepare wholemeal bread in electric bread machine
Changing sheets and towels per room
Sweep the kitchen
Sweep the living room
Sweep the first floor
Hanging and collecting clothes from the rope
Cooking or heating food for customers

Languages spoken

Spanish, English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese

Accommodation

We have a room with a double bed and a single bed for the volunteers, the boat room.

What else ...

To reach our place, you need to take a boat from Jilguero at the Tigre harbour, 2 blocks from Tigre train station. They leave Monday to Friday punctually at 07.45, 11.00, 12.30, 15.30, 17.00,18.30 and 21.00. in the weekends more frequently, like every 1,5 hour, with last one 18.30 Saturday and 19.00 Sunday. The boat take you in 15 min to the front of our orange house at Rio Carapachay 29. Costs is 35 pesos one way.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

5 hours per day on average for acommodation & food

Photos

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Host ref number: 288976965137

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