Help at a Lodge in Peru's Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru

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Peru

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    22/06/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    NO AVAILABILITY UNTIL OCTOBER OR LATE SEPTEMBER!!!
    We offer long term opportunities in low season for Spanish and English speakers in our reception and restaurant. 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 mostly, but not all, local. Couples and singles especially welcome.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

    All 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.

  • Help

    Help

    We have no immediate opportunities but will shortly be looking for long term help for low season, starting Sept, October or November 2019 working through til March 2019. 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 is running our restaurant and 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.

    We have been working with volunteers 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 now runs 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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Sacred Valley is a focal point for tourists but there are lots o ruins that are rarely visited. There is great public transport and lots of lovely hiking.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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