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Come and help us with day to day tasks at a small family lodge on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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  • Last activity: 18 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a small family lodge on Lake Atitlan in Tzununá on Lake Atitlán.
    We are currently renting out 6 private cabanas/apartments and 7 beds in the shared dorm room
    We are directly on the lake in Tzununa. Great views, a beach, good for swimming.

    We prefer single people with experience, who can stay minimum of 6 weeks. We prefer longer and are more likely to accept people for 2 months.
    (Please read our requirements before applying, we only take work exchangers that can commit to a minimum of 6 months ( after a week trial on both sides )

    We offer a share of the tips, food, accommodation, laundry. 2 days off a week. Use of paddle-board, free tubes.
    We like general all rounder people that can work with a team, have customers service skills with clients and are flexible and grounded.

    Our lodge was co created by Fiona and Chris and a local family, it has taken 14 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 10 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The work exchanger will be working with the local indigenous staff, we hire one family, our manager is from the local village, 7/8 local workers, we have two/three work exchangers and a manager from the U.k.

    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, have fun, meet people, go to events and classes, swim, paddle-board etc.

    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.

  • Help


    We are looking for one person to help at our lodge : at reception, help around the lodge, checking rooms, general day to day tasks of the lodge. Experience preferred in restaurants too, to help train local workers.
    A good allrounder.
    We provide food and accommodation and a share of the tips.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bed in a 4 bed shared spacious lake side cabana with large balcony, each bed is separated by a divider for privacy, reading lamp, power points, with large balcony with hammocks, great views, right on the lake. Hot water showers, coffee machine, drinking water, WiFi. Mini fridge
    We have very good internet Wi Fi all through the lodge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are directly on the lake, We have road or boat access , 20 minutes from Holistic center San Marcos. Perfect location imbetween SAN Marcos and Tzununa.

    Lodge is a great place to explore the lake,easy to travel by boat or road. We have road and lake access.

    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 work exchangers have enjoyed their work exchange and always like to stay longer than planned.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

Host ref number: 155716564398

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