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We are a small family lodge on Lake Atitlan
We have a 18 bed lodge for backpackers. we are low to mid range not a hostel.
We are directly on the lake in Tzununa. Great views, a beach, good for swimming.
We prefer single people who can stay minimum of 8 weeks or longer, most people stay longer if they can. (Please don’t apply unless you can stay for at least 8 weeks)
Please DO NOT apply if you are a couple.
We offer a share of the tips, food, accommodation, laundry. We like general all rounder work exchange people that can work with a team, have customers service skills with clients and are flexible and grounded. Experience in customer service and restaurants.
We also have a supervisory work exchange available Early April, we pay a local hourly wage, as well as a share of the tips, food and accommodation. Accommodation is in the top room of The Gecko Rooms with the other work exchangers but it is partitioned off for more privacy. Must have customer service and restaurant experience and speak English and some Spanish is useful but a chance to learn here too is considered.
Our lodge was co created by Fiona and Chris and a local family, it has taken 10 years of building to be at the stage it is now, the land was barren, we have been open as as a lodge for about 2 years.
We employ people from the local village of Tzununa, we only have work exchange volunteers to do tasks the local people can not do at this stage, we hope to be able to train the local people to perform all tasks in the future.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
The volunteer will be working with the local indigenous staff, we hire one family, three sisters and three brothers, we have three work exchangers.
The local staff are from Tzununa,they speak spanish as a second language, mainly they speak Kachiquel.
The volunteer has the opportunity to learn the local customs, improve Spanish, explore the lake.
It is a great opportunity to explore the lake, swim, hike, tube, take yoga classes and courses in holistic studies in the nearby village of San Marcos for example.
We are looking for one person [ We have 3 work exchangers in total but we only have one starting at any time ) to help at our lodge : at reception, help around the lodge, checking rooms, general day to day running of the lodge.Experience preferred.
A good allrounder.
We provide all food and accommodation and a share of the tips. . Please send your email address so we can send more info on the work exchange.
Bed in a 5 bed shared spacious lake side cabana with large balcony, large balcony with hammocks, great views, right on the lake. Hot water showers. Laundry.
We have good internet Wi Fi all through the lodge.
We are directly on the lake, We have road or boat access , 20 minutes from Holistic center San Marcos.
Lodge is a great place to explore the lake,easy to travel by boat or road.
Free use of have tubes, Stand up Paddle-board the perfect spot to sunbath, swim, we also have a beach and very good hikes.
The lodge is directly on the lake, we are a chilled fun place to volunteer at.
All our volunteers have enjoyed their work exchange and always like to stay longer than planned.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
25hours a week max
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