Welcoming British Bolivian Family looking for volunteers at beautiful mountainside Eco-Lodge and Camp ground near La Paz- Bolivia

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We live in a beautiful semi rural village surrounded by the Andes, just 30 mins from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city La Paz. We have been recieving workawayers for over 4 years and for us and the people that come to be a part of our extended family, it has been a wonderful experience.

    We only accept volunteers who can stay for 4 weeks or more - this is because volunteers live as part of our family and our community and is not easy for us to have a quick turn-over of people.

    This is the place if you want to experience the real Bolivia and get a true sense community. The area is characterised not only by the stunning natural surroundings but also a blossoming eco cultural tourist circuit. There is great trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding nearby as well as a very vibrant cultural agenda.

    My family and I have been involved in community projects for many years and we run an international volunter programme in our community and we have a new camping ground on the beautiful mountain side where we live.

    We are a busy household and often have several international volunteers living in the grounds of our family home whilst they spend 1-3 months working on local projects. It is a very sociable and stimulating environment to share with so many committed people and we often have shared meals or cultural events which workawayers are welcome to join.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a very friendly village on the outskirts of La Paz. You will get a true sense of community and belonging during the time you stay with us.

  • Help

    Help

    In May 2014 we openned our camp site, thanks to the creativity and contribution of may workawayers who we have recieved over the past 2 years. It is build on the mountainside just below our home and has used ecological construction techniques (green roof, solar panels, wine bottle windows, recycled irrigation systems etc).

    The help would include:
    Helping on the reception of our Camp site and providing information, services, support to guests. - everyday
    Support to general services and maintenance of the camp site and the volunteer houses which includes cleaning, watering plans, landscaping, making beds, cleaning the communal areas (bathrooms, kitchen) etc. everyday
    Marketing and promoting of the Camping with local travel agencies, and in tourism places in La Paz
    Give us feedback and input creative ideas to improve current and future services of the Camp site
    Leading excursions for visitors to explore valley - when the needs arrives / demand of tourists


    Terms: 5 days a week. 2 days Free.
    Hours: 4 days: half-day shift (breakfast and lunch provided). 1 day: a double shift (breakfast, lunch, dinner provided). The shifts may vary from day to day.

    Meals: See above - we provide meals on the days that you work.
    There are several cheap local shops for groceries in the village as well as great local restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal for under USD$5.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer comfortable independent self catering accommodation on our land with access to kitchen and bathroom, hot water 24hrs, wifi, cable tv, comfy beds and feather duvets, hammocks and probably the best and most unspoilt views in La Paz and the mountains.

    As the workawayers share living space with our other volunteers we need people who can are excellent at communal living and can respect the space of other people. This means that workawayers must abide by house rules and contribute to maintaining very high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We cook for many people each day and it is difficult for us to cater for vegetarians and vegans - sorry!

    We ask all potential workaway volunteers to send us their CV and 2 references that we can contact by email before we can confirm the work exchange.

    Time Commitment: ideally 1 to 3 months.

    Age: Over 18

    Language requirements: Basic Spanish (ideally) and English


    We have 3 friendly dogs.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Our family
Gardens of our family house
volunteer accommodation in converted pigsty!!!
Enjoying a shared Family meal with volunteers
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