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

Country: Argentina

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Workaway Host rating
16
Last Activity
13/04/2014

Description

NOW LOOKING FOR FULLTIME CARETAKERS OF OUR PLACE (Please mention this when you apply for our place)

Hi, we have a big house and garden in Tigre Delta, at 35 km from the city center of Buenos Aires.
We are going backpacking ourselves, from half of March till the beginning of August.
so now we are looking for 1-2 persons to stay at our place and do the general maintenance.

Normally the place function as a B&B, but it will be low season, almost only in the weekends there will be guests.

We are looking for a couple of people we fulfill the following conditions/profile:
- guaranteed commitment from first/second week of march (a week before our departure) till first week of August strongly preferred
- Fair command of Spanish to be able to communicate with the neighbours, amongst others
- hands-on mentality and being handy. The garden is of a fair size, and needs continous upkeeping: mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, collecting the pecan nuts. Small repair jobs always occur.
- know what to do if electricity goes off again for a day or so. Also know how to handle high-water. flooding (water will rise statistically once to enter the ground floor)
- help with the general tasks of the B&B when there are guests (that will be almost exclusively in the weekends after half of April)
- no need to go to town frequently. It takes 2 hours to go the the city centre of Buenos Aires.
Each trip on the boat to or from tigre is 30 pesos (3 dollars)

What we offer is a beautiful spot in the nature, on a river, where you can stay in this case without paying rent or any bills. The only thing you have to pay for is your food and drinks (but we will leave some stock as well).
You will have to work a couple of hours per day, but for the rest you can just relax, read books, write, use internet (good wifi available), walk, kayak, play with the dogs, watch movies (we have some 500 on DVD), or whatever you like.

From august on, we will be back and our "normal" volunteering starts again:

We are a mixed intercultural couple. Carolina is from Argentina and works as an accountant and system consultant. she is working from home during the day from monday to friday . Stef is A dutch guy who studied cultural sciences and traveled a lot. He is at home most of the time but now starting to study in the city, so we need people to help and take our place when we are not at home. We both speak fluently English and Spanish.

The project is a fairly new Bed breakfast in the Tigre Delta. We opened July 2011.

What we need is help both inside and outside the house: with preparing the food, cooking, baking, setting breakfast, doing dishes, cleaning, changing sheets, laundry, bathrooms . Or whatever else you think that needs to be done.

At the garden to cut the lawn, mind the crops (planting, watering, harvesting) and some small construction and repair works.

Own initiative is needed, we don´t command people, we provide a schedule to organize yourself but we prefer you feel comfortable organizing your routine. Be creative and a self starter. It is a quiet place most of the time. the paying visitors mostly come during the weekends.

We prefer stays of about a 15 days at least, longer stays are possible and welcomed If we get along very well, there are no other volunteers coming and both enjoy it.

We have WIFI Internet free. There are kayaks to use, and we have many books, most in spanish, but also in english and french.

We try to be most sustainable possible, so we appreciate you take care do not waste water, recycling as much as possible and take care of consuming the food on time. Some people has nothing to eat,and we are lucky to have so dont put in the bin fruits than can be recovered (for doing jams by example).

Last minute request also welcome. Anybody with the right spirit and mindset is welcome.

Area

Tigre Delta

Type of help.

Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Art project,
Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
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
Cutting the grass
Order spices in the kitchen
Pickup fruits
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 wholemeat bread in electric bread machine
Changing sheets and towels by 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 3 single beds for the volunteers, the boat room. In case of volunteers stays are overlapping, they might have to sleep in a tent, which is provided fully equipped

What else ...

To reach our place, you need to take a boat from Jilguero at the Tigre harbour. 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. The boat leaves you in 15 min in front of our orange house in rio carapachay.

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

Photos

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Host ref number: 288976965137

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