We offer long-term opportunities (usually 4-6 months) in low season (from around September 2020) for Spanish and English speakers to support our local staff in our reception and restaurant and other areas as required. Our lodge is in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, gateway to Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. It is a small (10 rooms) quality Bed and Breakfast located in the pedestrian Inka streets in a corner of the village, set in beautiful gardens on an Inka terrace. Staff are all local. Couples and singles welcome.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Most of our staff are local and a key element of the help needed is to empower our local staff with regard to speaking English as well as computer and administrative skills. We require that you speak some spanish, but you are bound to learn alot more, and maybe some Quechua too. Ollantaytambo is an amazing place, a living Inca town, and a comfortable place to discover indigenous Quechua culture. There is also a growing international community.
Staff are happy to practise languages together and teach you about the town and its deep culture, and is a quiet and relaxing place to live with a large garden and kitchen.
We have no immediate opportunities but will be looking for long term help for low season, starting Sept, October or November 2020 working through til March 2020. Please only apply if you are available long term around these dates.
One of our housekeeping staff graduated a couple of years ago in tourism administration and having run our restaurant is now working in our reception. As well as working alone on reception, we would like you to help her, and other newer staff, so that they can gain extra skills and be left alone in reception more often at busier times. We may also request help in other areas including the restaurant, depending on our needs and your skills.
One of our development plans for low season is to offer yoga and well-being courses and retreats. Another is to install a hybrid solar hot water system and possibly solar panels.
We have been working with work-exchangers for several years, alongside local reception and cleaning staff. A previous local daytime receptionist started off at our Lodge doing housekeeping, breakfast and then accounts and email and then reception. She went on to run her own hotel, thanks to the training provided by the owner and work exchange helpers.
We only work with long term Workawayers including couples, minimum 3 months, with good Spanish and English, who are personable, responsible and hard-working and with good administrative and personal skills and attention to detail to help at the lodge.
Couples and singles are welcome.
English and Spanish
A double room with comfy bed and private bathroom. You can help yourself to breakfast every day and we provide an allowance for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant, or for you to cook yourself when the restaurant is not busy (we only offer dinner and breakfast to guests).
The Sacred Valley is a focal point for tourists but there are lots of ruins that are rarely visited. There is great public transport and lots of lovely hiking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 25 hours a week, 2 days off a week