My name is Trang. I'm the mother of the family. I'm the one who welcome foreign guests and can guide them throughout the beautiful Cat Ba Island. I'm also a sport and biology teacher in secondary school. The father is Dai. He can cook the best pancakes of the island as well as many seafood and yummy western and vietnamese dishes. He is a real Chef !
In the family, there are two children. the 6 year old daughter, her name is Ha Anh. Her nickname is where the name of the homestay comes from. The 3 year old boy's nickname is Corn. His name is Phuc.
Everybody has their dreams, me too, my biggest dream is that my daughter can walk. My daughter has cerebral palsy, she can not move with her legs, though I still hope her legs are still moving despite being weak and slow. she is very cute, learning very fast especially when studying with foreigners.
My second dream is to do my favorite job. I work as an apprentice teacher and besides, my favorite job is to chat, exchange culture and language with all the guests from all over the world.
My third dream is to travel all over my country and then the countries of the world. So, I work hard, self-sufficient to have enough money to cover my life and fulfill my dream of traveling.
My husband is a real chef, so he gave up the hotel with the dream salary to go home to open the Homestay & Restaurant
I would like to find volunteers who have the same dream and ambition to be able to join us in building a house where every visitor to us feels warm and happy, free live and love...
Our homestay is 4km from Cat Ba city, in the beautiful Cat Ba island in Ha Long bay.
If I do not reply to your letter within 7 days, that means we have enough volunteers.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Volunteers can take some free time to borrow our motorbike and enjoy the beautiful Cat Ba Island and natural park. As part of the family, you will benefit free food (very nice food !). You will experiment life in a vietnamese family and take part in our local and daily life.
Participation in tours at extremely favorable prices
At first I wanted to find a volunteer who could help my daughter in moving, practicing with her legs. If you are a physiotherapist, the better.
Second, I would like to find someone who can share the work, and of course share the profits. I want the family business to go even further. Currently, we are a favorite address of foreigners when coming to Cat Ba, but we set higher goals. If the current summer (May, June, July, August) guests almost full month. In winter, the performance is only 60% (that is the general condition of Cat Ba tourism although the room price at this time cheap only 1/3 of summer).
Can you help us? Can you have a good idea? Do you have good communication channels? Want to change the present life? Want to find a challenge in another country?
If you are confident enough, you can stay for 6 months or more. Do not hesitate, please contact us.
Another works: Check in, check out, provide information on the island, trips and help guests find the easiest way to get to anywhere in the country. You should have a good nature, be responsible and preferably have a sense of humor. We would like to know a bit about you, so let us know: your name, age and facebook if you have them. Tell us a bit about yourself (please be honest). We look forward to sharing your journey with you!
Vietnamese and English
dorm with shared bathroom.
Cat Ba homestay is 4 hours from Hanoi, 1 hour from Haiphong city by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week