Hi we are Manoj and Elke, a Sri Lankan-Belgian couple who just opened a small boutique homestay in the beautiful village of Gurubebila, near to Weligama, in the South of Sri Lanka. Elke is a yoga teacher and has a small rooftop yoga shala where she teaches daily classes for retreat guests and outside visitors. Manoj is a hairdresser and has a small hair salon in the backyard. We like to share our passions and meet like-minded people who can give us a helping hand and become part of the family.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are mainly looking for experts in website building ( finishing and improving our WordPress website, check SEO) and online marketing (advise how to promote through email and social media) to help to get an online presence. However, we could also use some help with our garden, someone who is knowledgeable about tropical plants, who can help to set up our vegetable and herb garden. Handly people who can work with wood and repair, as we are having some issues with our cupboards and could use some ideas to finish the house. And also painters who can do a nice decorative wall painting in our hall, or other parts of the house.
We love to share and learn, we can offer you free yoga classes, exchange in Sri Lankan culture, language, and cooking. We live in a laid-back village near to the best surfing spots, within 5 min walk from one of Sri Lanka's most stunning beaches, and nearby nature and paddy fields. Still near to the cities, but away from the big crowd so you can enjoin a relaxing stay.
English, French, Dutch, Spanish and english
Shared accommodation with 2 single beds and shared bathroom in our lovely villa with swimming pool. We offer a free breakfast and for your other meals, you are free to use our kitchen, enjoy one of the many great eateries nearby, or share in our cooking.
In your free time, you can go out and explore cultural sites, nature and beaches, practice yoga or just relax in our hammocks or around our swimming pool. We are located within 5min walking from the main Galle road and bus stop from where you can easily catch a bus to anywhere.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week