Stay Among The Locals on St. Maarten in our Eco-focused Hostel - Antilles



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  • Description


    We are the proud owners of an Eco-focused Hostel combined with Bed & Breakfast facilities located in The Keys a quiet suburban village of Philipsburg, the Capital City of Sint Maarten. Set into the Sint Maarten country hillsides, we are just across the Great Pond and from sweeping ocean sands, and a 7 minute scenic drive to the quaint streets of Philipsburg.

    Here we are working on being Eco minded with everything we do and love. With the renovations yet happening, we apply the Eco aspect in our Hostel. You will find lots of recycled material applied with regards to the interior and exterior of our humble little place.

    *️️️️*️️️️*️️️️For this Christmas 2018 we are organizing a local flea market near the hostel. Help is needed for marketing, preparing the terrain and helping out on the market day itself.*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️

    If you are Eco minded then come help us become the Eco-Hostel for which we have set our goals for. You will be able to use your creativity and even help with Eco workshops where we will be teaching our guests and neighbour local residents how to apply self-sufficient living in their lives. Besides this if you are looking to be among the locals and away from the tourists, this is the place for you. Here you get the opportunity to get to know the local community and find a true sense of what the island St. Maarten/St. Martin is like.

    Some call it paradise but for us it’s our way of living. We enjoy the simple things in life such as relaxing, feeling the sun on our skin, dipping in the sea, creating fresh foods and juices, growing own fruits, veggies and herbs..and having lots of time on our hands… So come on over and experience the Caribbean way of living with us!

    What We Offer for the time volunteering :
    - Accommodation at our Staff dorm
    - Breakfast and Lunch
    - Use of our laundry room

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Help


    a) Are you a Mason who doesn't mind being among guests from everywhere?
    b) Are you a skilled Carpenter who doesn't mind creating awesome woodworks on St. Maarten?
    c) Want to be a part of creating our Caribbean Eco - Aquaponics and Bee keeping Garden at our Flee Market site?
    We will be creating an Aquaphonics garden. For this we are looking for that particular Handy person with gardening and/or fish farming skills.
    d) Want to help us set up our Flee Market Site where locals will be able to sell local stuff?
    e) Don't mind helping around the hostel with generic stuff?

    We have a hospitality business based on St. Maarten DWI. There are 4 buildings on the premises of which each is/will be undergoing renovation. Momentarily our focus is on the main building. In this building the following need be realized: a basement, professional kitchen with restaurant area, bar, office and laundry room.
    For this we are looking for that particular Handy person with building construction / Carpentry skills. And for our garden we need help with putting back our Eco- Aquaponics Garden in our yard.

    Extra Info / requirements:
    a) Help Schedule is Mon - Sunday, help out hours starts in the morning so you can have the afternoon, evening and nights to yourself. Sometimes you could be asked to help out in the evening. Furthermore we are flexible. Your Off days are planned around the busy days.
    b) It is a plus if you have a driving license.
    c) For building work we need you to be physically strong.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, French

  • Accommodation


    Our premises are approximately 1.400m2 / 15.000 square feet. The concept is "Stay among the locals" which is popular among the backpackers market. Yet we are the only one on St. Maarten to anticipate those who would like to experience staying among the locals but with an eco twist to it. There are 4 buildings on the property. Guests can arrange lodging for a single bed, a room, an apartment or our family apartment. The premises has several gardens cultivated with herbs, vegetables, fruit and fish will soon be bred. Besides the usual luxury amenities you have the choice to experience pure Caribbean self sufficient living.

    On the premises you will find a Café, Terrace (ground and roof) with barbecue area, Gardens, a Mixed and a Private dorm and two Luxury Studios. Currently we can accommodate a maximum of 21 persons at once. Furthermore the premises is being upgraded continuously.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In terms of activities and attractions, no other island in the Caribbean offers such a wide range of things you can do than St. Maarten/St. Martin does! For relaxing and fun filled Holidays there is almost anything you can do! From relaxing by your apartment or on any of the wonderful white sand beaches, to the many activities, island attractions and water sports.

    You can choose of the many options such as: boating in all flavors, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, speed boats etc. Or for the most popular water sports on St. Martin/St. Maarten: snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Hiking (e.g. to the peak of Pic Paradis), mountain biking, horseback riding along the beach, and even renting a Harley Davidson for an island ride are some of the land bound alternatives.

    During the evenings, enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Sint Maarten. Have tropical cocktails at one of the hot spots or live venues with a steel band or Caribbean band. Spend a night out on gambling in casinos, in night clubs, discotheques, open air cafes or incredible fine dining. Whatever your tropical Holiday desires are, you will find on Sint Maarten or Saint Martin!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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