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Our family operates a private botanical garden on the tropical island of Nevis, twin island to St. Kitts.
(IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ NOTES ** AT THE END REGARDING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS)
If you enjoy gardening and appreciate the beauty of nature, gardens, plants, flowers and exotic trees, or have a friendly disposition to help welcome and assist with visitors, then this project may be for you. Intimate, charming and welcoming with a good dose of Caribbean charm and a majestic central mountain, it is truly a gem of a tropical island paradise.
This is a great opportunity to join our international team and experience various areas of the operation of a popular tourist attraction and helping to preserve nature; meet visitors from around the world; design and implement garden features or maintain nurseries, waterways, and various sub-gardens. YES! a lot of weeding is often involved:-)
Creative or eager-to-learn new gardeners, repair and maintenance (both experienced and DIY) with varied skill-sets, social media experts, event planning enthusiasts, or, just lend a pair of helping hands in the many areas of our operation.
At this time we especially welcome;
1) Those with BEE-KEEPING experience, landscape and gardening skills or enthusiasts;
2) Experienced Maintenance/Handyperson with basic to good construction/electrical repair/plumbing/carpentry skills
3) Social media/web enthusiasts
On days off you may choose to hike to the mountaintop or to the waterfalls, take a dip in the hot springs, walk around the historic picturesque town center, visit the various beaches or snorkel, and listen to reggae music at lively beach bars. We have been privileged and enjoyed welcoming visitors from various countries, with multiple languages and cultures.
Accommodations available in two houses with baths and kitchens spread over 3 lush landscaped gardens.
Long term and couples welcomed. No smokers please. Thank you.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
**PLEASE NOTE: Currently as of August 2021:
At this time, our island requires a 4 day quarantine on arrival for vaccinated travellers, submission of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of arrival, and another test (at a cost of $150) before leaving quarantine after arrival here.
The quarantine can be done at our residence (not necessarily at a hotel) and we will cover the cost of the Gov't application.
If this is still of interest, I would be pleased to go into more detail about our program individually.
Thanks for your interest, and wishing everyone safe travels.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Island life and culture; recycling materials; creative thinking, life in the tropics, tourism and the tourism, food and beverage industry. Strength, tolerance and commuting with nature. Become more familiar with tropical plants, Buddhist and other Asian art and culture from the art exhibited throughout our Gardens.
Feel free to bring your diving, snorkeling or biking gear, beach attire and towels.
Nights are filled with fresh healthy air!
Gardening lovers, as well as basic repairs and maintenance including automotive, basic electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry; mechanical, social media, and administrative skills welcomed.
Please bring us your ideas and enthusiasm for garden projects and you are welcome to implement them!
Minimum stay 3 weeks, longer stay possible.
Personal medical/ travel insurance required.
Private rooms with beds per individuals or couple. Ceiling or floor fans in rooms. Shared bath with maximum one other.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide cars for Workers' personal use other than to work site and for 2x/week grocery shopping but there are public buses, taxis and rental cars available for those who wish to explore.
Snorkeling, swimming, nature walks, hiking, fishing, crabbing, beautiful sunsets, birdwatching.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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