Help near a UNESCO Heritage town in Penang, Malaysia



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a couple of friends with an international background based in Penang island, Malaysia. We are managing a couple of houses near the beach area of the island and running them as homestays.

    The island has a UNESCO Heritage town, beautiful nature and different kinds of activities to enjoy in your free time!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    First of all, us! We come from different backgrounds and have lived in different countries with different experiences. You could join us in some of our activities such as hiking, barbeques and family events.

    Penang itself is a mix of different ethnic groups and religions living peacefully together... resulting in great food. It is also known for George Town, with its unique mix of architecture and history.

    Lastly, all our guests! We have a lot of fun meeting new people but can't always keep up and require help. Some guests quickly come and go but others stay on for months and we build good friendships.

  • Help


    Need help with check-in and check-out of guests, as well as general maintenance and cleaning (we also have professional cleaners coming around). People who like gardening are also very welcome. As long as you are friendly and like meeting new people it's perfect.

    More languages for communicating with guests is a big plus.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Greek, Thai, Portuguese, Italian, Malay, Hokkien, basic Spanish

  • Accommodation


    A properly fitted room within a house that will have at least another 3 or 4 rooms for guests. The properties are very clean and nicely decorated, bright and with small gardens. You will most likely use a bathroom in a common area but it will be more private as guests will be on other floors.

    Food can be worked out based on your preferences. The location of the houses is near a lot of choices (Indian, Malay, Arab, Chinese, Western etc etc). Food outside is very cheap here and we usually give a weekly food allowance so as to allow you to buy and prepare food according to particular preferences etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The houses are a ten minute walk from a bus stop that takes you to a National Park in one direction and to the Town centre in the other. Scooters can also be rented for getting around.

    Penang has places ranging from beaches and green hills for activities such as hiking and kayaking. It also has unique architecture and is becoming known for it's street art and cultural variety, including all sorts of museums and themed attractions.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 191392122487