A dream retreat Property in Portland-Jamaica is calling you. My name is Angela and iam an holistic healing Art Therapist, I am German Jamaican and I will be the lucky one to welcome and introducing you to your new temporary home and work project here. This is my favourite place in Jamaica because of its bautiful settings, location, tranquility and calm atmosphere. This unique Ex-Eco Boutique Holel was one of the first Hotels in the world to be certified as environmentally friendly. Therefore you can say we helped to set the trend for environmental awareness in the world of tourism. I seek help, to maintain our beautiful property. I tell you about what we expect. You should be self-driven, self motivated, flexible and know to work independently. Let me explain, we had to close our Eco Boutique Hotel in March this year because of covid 19 . Our main stream of guests came from Europe so the Pandemic and the precautions which are in place ect.ect. made guests from Europe reconsidere to come to Jamaica. We are still close and do not have in consideration to reopen. The both owners of this place are my dear and close friends, left the property in my hands because they retired and left Jamaica 2019. After 27 years of excellent service and contribution to the tourism industry. I worked for 15 years with the Hotel in the Wellness area and for the past 2 years I also was managing the Hotel. I feel a personal responsibility to maintain all that was created with so much love and care on this property. The financial situation" no guests no income" encouraged us to work speak support the maintenance of this place on an volunteery basis. Our 3 remaining staff members agreed to a minimum salary and are totally overloaded with the 7 acre garden and the 11 bedroom Villas . Our two loyal gardeners looking for volunteers to help them in the garden. So if you have gardening experience (or willing to learn gardening) and even want to improve your gardening skills we are waiting for you. Aaron our diligent, ambitious and kind young maintenance also looking for help with keeping the buildings in an good condition. Painting, small reparations, woodwork and Mason work. We also would be happy to get help with housekeeping. The entire property is in excellent condition so it is important to us to maintain this. This place is all you need if you want to improve your skills and talents, experience reconnection with nature and yourself.
Our property is interiorly environmental friendly.we use solar and have our own water catchment and purification systems. You can learn with us how to operate a sustainable environmental friendly business. So even that we are closed, we can give you much past experimental informations and encouragement for your future. So you should come with an open mind and you will gain in every aspect of life.
'Each one - teach one' is our motto and with only 3 hours a day, 5 days a week volunteering, you can learn to gain independence in multiple skills of life . Just read on to know more details about your opportunity to spend a time in a tropical and magical Paradise
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
You will be staying at our place, in a small community called Williamsfield in Drapers hights. Just 5 to 15 minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches and bays in Jamaica. Only 10 minutes to Port Antonio, a small rural town, where Jamaica still remains at its original beauty and charm. Its super easy to make contact with all locals here because they are open, friendly and helpful to every visitor. Shared Route Taxis are the local transportation and carry you for 100 J$ to Port Antonio and are the common transport all over the island. Your temporary working colleagues will be happy to teach you Patwa (Patois),the jamaican insider language even if English is the official language of our island, everyone here speaks favourably Patwa.
We are also open to teaching you about our culinary skills. Food is very important for every Jamaican so each one is like a chef here in Jamaica. There are so many different fruits and vegetables which as an outsider can't know and it is wonderful to learn about even our healing herbs.
The Unique Jamaican Flora and Fauna is well known to our gardeners so they can teach you all about it.
We looking for motivated, self driven, flexible and nature loving team-worker, who seek to experience that helping speak gardening, housekeeping and maintenance can be joy, fun, and a harmonious balance with the environment. The 7 Acres Property provide a multiple scenery of Seaview, the Blue Mountain range and an incredible variety of Tropical Plants and Flowers and it is also a birders paradise. Just too many of natures gifts to list them all.Tranquility radiates true-out the property.
We are a nature retreat where you become relaxed and awareness in the presence awakens in everyone just by being here.
The help is varied but involves mostly gardening to maintain the jungle like rainforest, the huge old trees and the variety of plants and flowers which are set all over the property and along the provided walkways and around various idyllic sitting-chilling-meditating areas. We also have a pool so pool maintenance is needed daily. The buildings are luxurious bungalows. They are 11 rooms in all. The unique and extravagant Gallery (separate building) is with a upstairs Appartment with its own bathroom and 2 balconies with indescribable views. Come and see for your self, not everything words can describe. All this needs to be kept clean ! Therefore housekeeping and the maintenance of all rooms and buildings are part of our chores.
At the moment Aaron our amazing, diligent and motivated young maintenance manager, who also lives at the property is here most of the time Rasta and Jerry, our two faithful and skilled, longterm gardeners, are helping to keep the garden at its beauty as they once have created it. They would be your team-players during your stay with us . The three of them will get you to know Jamaica very quickly.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
Please contact them directly for more information.
You will stay either in the beautiful up stairs apartment of our Gallery very suitable for couples, or in one of our bungalows, beautiful settings, each room have a king size bed, its own bathroom with hot water and an Veranda, for one or two persons.
Out of financial reasons
we can not provide free food , you will be responsible for your own food. You can, if you wish, enjoy cooking in the provided staff area where all kitchen utensils are available. We can also cook there together and teach you jamaican style cooking. Naturally you are expected to keep your temporary home clean.
Hi yes it's me Angela again and I am looking forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable experience. I just want to tell you a bit more about my motivation.
This is my favourite place in Jamaica because of its natural and tranquil, calm, environmentally- loving (not only friendly) settings and atmosphere. I have seen a lot of treasures here on our beautiful little island and the natural mystic is flowing very strong here. Come and see for your self, I will be happy to guide you and assist you to reconnect and transform, so that when you leave here you carry something for life. I was born in Munich Germany and live in Jamaica since 1986. I am living a holistic life where love is unity and by living in the present moment, we invite the blessings to flow. I am practising healing art therapy, so you can, (if you wish) learn or just be inspired to become a peaceful warrior like my self.
I invite you to challenge your self, to discover a way of naturaly reconnecting.
You are welcome to stay with us for a minimum time of 4 weeks up to........ no limitation.
Oh, and, I guess understandable, there is a one week probation time, in both interests.
I can arrange an airport pick up (for a minimum cost) for you, or if you are in Jamaica already, I will give you directions.
Please contact me for any further arrangement. Do not hesitate, just be honest and let me know why and when you want come to Jamaica and join us in Paradise .I will reply to your inquiry in 24 Hours.
One love and I am looking forward to hearing from you !
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our property is 7 Acres so there is much space for any sice of camping or your camping truck
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week