My name is Manish and I am from Chitwan, an area famous for its nature and wild animals in Nepal. I recently moved to Kathmandu and I am opening a hostel and restaurant close to Thamel, the centre of all the action in town. This hostel is one of a kind in Kathmandu and I am trying really hard to make it beautiful and cozy. I have a picture of this place in my mind and for that I am looking for various artists and anybody who could help with decoration and has creative ideas.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
With this volunteering experience you will get a chance to learn about running a business for tourists. I will help volunteers to see Nepal and travel here as locals and I am willing to share my knowledge about Nepal from very practical to cultural points.
For now I am mainly looking for people, who could help with the decorative part of the hostel: painting, making decorations, poster as well as interior design ideas, etc.
As I am still working on the system of my prospective hostel I am looking for various suggestions for the improvement of it from the perspective of the travelers. I want to form a team of creative people working on different parts of the hostel.
For the hostel I have rented a big 5 floor house, which is in a good condition but still needs some decorative touches to be ready for renting. I will be using one floor of the house for the accommodation of the volunteers and myself and I will provide food and accommodation for anybody who works 25 hours a week - the working hours really depend on a type of work. Volunteers will share one room of the apartment and we all will have our own kitchen and common area. It will be fun as we all will be staying like a team and helping each other with the project.
We will be working in the heart of Kathmandu so volunteers will be close to Thamel and famous historical monuments of the city. Volunteers will be able to use their time-off to explore all the sights. There are various transportation links around our place and I will be open to help with any other questions.
If I am available, I could take volunteers to show the sights and nightlife of Kathmandu on weekends.
This is my Couchsurfing profile - Manish Kurmi
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week