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British Bolivian Family in La Paz looking for help at Eco-Lodge

  • Bolivia
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  • Last activity: 21/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are a British-Bolivian couple living 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 receiving workawayers for over 10 years and for us and the people that come to be a part of our extended family, it has been a wonderful experience.

    Ideally we would love to welcome volunteers who can stay for 4 weeks or more and couples / friends.

    This is the place if you want to experience the real Bolivia and get a true sense community. The area is characterized 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.


    The eco lodge and camp ground is located next to our family home on the beautiful mountain side where we live and has been built with lots if love and the creativity of volunteers during the years. It is build on the mountainside using ecological construction techniques (green roof, solar panels, wine bottle windows, recycled irrigation systems etc).


    Before the pandemic, we received guests from all across the world, now we have a growing number of Bolivian visitors too who come to escape the city and reconnect with nature. We are hoping that soon our international guests return.

    We ask All volunteers to provide 2 references and evidence that they have fully comprehensive health and travel insurance as well as proof of vaccination.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    1. To help us with the Camping and Eco-Lodge

    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 eco lodge and 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

    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

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

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

    As the workawayers may at times share living space with other volunteers or guests 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 ask all potential workaway volunteers to send us a scan / photo of :
    - their CV -
    - 2 references that we can contact by email before we can confirm the work exchange. These can be friends, ex employers / colleagues - people that know you well and can vouch for your good character and suitability for this kind of volunteer work.
    - copy of your COVID vaccination certificate
    - copy of your medical / travel insurance

    Time Commitment: ideally 1 to 3 months for work on the campsite and eco-lodge

    Age: Over 18

    Language requirements: Basic Spanish (ideally) and English for work on the campsite and eco-lodge



    We have 3 friendly dogs and a beautiful cat.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes, we have good internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes we have space for campervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Our eco lodge is pet friendly. However, pets must be well socialised, not agressive to people or any other animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 half days, 1 full day and 2 full days off a week

Host ref number: 16833473364e

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