Come help in an ecologic camp and puppy shelter - Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

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  • Description

    Description

    Ayu bowan travellers !

    Im Marcus , a Sri Lankan guy . i want to make this world a better place. i got some ideas involved in the eco-logic, right now im renovating a very nice place formerly called Royal Lounge (if you want to check on the Internet).
    Our project is to create something that we would be proud of, that could make people think, send a positive vibe and a nice message through our place. The place englobes a vegetarian restaurant, an eco camp (cabanas and tent houses) and a puppy shelter. The place will open in a few weeks so we also are willing to hear any ideas coming from you eco-workawayers !
    We are situated in Kitulgala, the famous waterafting and canyoning place of Sri Lanka, directly by the Kelani River. So you can also provide help to our friends, the 39 Team, if you want to know more about those activities as well.
    Our land is quite big and there is a lot of things to do, precisely because we have a lot of ideas. So we need plenty of help to make this place a little paradise. Even the craziest ideas are welcomed ! We always want to go further in the eco and loving movement we are trying to spread.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is above all a family story. Not from the blood, but from the heart. All the people working here have the same idea of spreading a loving message for humans, animals and Earth. So if you share our point of view, feel free to come, at least to say hi ! We would be glad to welcome you in our team and make you live a great experience.

    We have plenty of different activities so we bet you will find what you like here. A lot of different people work here and they all can teach you what they know, from Sri Lankan recipes to learning about the culture and the language (Morgane is still struggling to learn Sinhala). And in the same way, you can teach them whatever you know ! Sharing is caring, right ?
    We really want you to come as guests and to leave as friends.

  • Help

    Help

    We really need any kind of help, from giving ideas to actual building and gardening. You can come with your own projects, and you can even tell your opinion on ours!

    Here are a very short and incomplete list of all you can do here :
    - Add vegetarian or vegan recipes to our menu and teach us your favourite meals
    - Plant vegetables and trees, take care of the organic garden that we are currently creating
    - All kinds of creative works (decorations, little DIY's of your idea, building furniture from recycled items, art painting, convert the beach side...)
    - Take care of the dogs from the shelter (food, petting, vet, bath...) and help us rescuing them everywhere. We are also planning of having soon a cow, goats and ducks if you want to help taking care of them as well
    - Help our water rafting team and learn

    And those are the plans we have and that you can be a part of :
    - New marketing projects : partnership with an organic Sri Lankan brand of cosmetics, selling handmade tote bags from the old ladies around, selling jewels handcraft from Marcus' sister (these sells would help us improve the dog shelter)
    - Find nice hiking trails around the place (a lot of beautiful waterfalls in the jungle are waiting for you to discover)
    - Help us with eco systems such as building a well or cleaning our pond, and any other ideas to minimize are carbon impact

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can either sleep in cabanas or tent houses. We can probably try to provide a room if the camping life is not your stuff.
    Obviously, 3 meals a day. And the free use of the restaurant kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your two days off per week, you can go visit the place around : Adam's Peak, Balilena cave, Makandawa Forest Reserve, the filming site of the Oscar award winning River Kwai's Bridge by David Lean, the classical car museum.
    And during your spare time : enjoying a bath in the river, hiking around, Water rafting / canyoning, birdwatching, waterfalls...
    Marcus has a (shitty) car and a lot of friends, if you ever need us to drop you somewhere :)

    420 friends happily welcomed

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day x 5


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