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Join our community on the magical Siquijor island in the Philippines

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Last edited: 10-08-2023

    It's been 4 years since we've created our beautiful home in Malapascua Island, and now we're expanding into the mystical island of Siquijor!
    We are currently staying in our simple native huts, in the middle of nature, just 5 minutes walk from the famous Paliton beach in the center of San Juan.

    Our Chef, Dani, is making us the most amazing vegan food! We are eating together dinners during the week days, and on the weekends go out together to explore the restaurants and bars nearby. There's a lot of parties and live music just a short ride away, and we all like to enjoy the good vibes every day:)

    I won't write our whole philosophy here, since there's a time and a place for everything, but I'd just say we're here to do great things and live a good life. We live in paradise really, and we like to celebrate it:)

    As for the pandemic -> we were forced to shut down for a while. BUT! we are now open again:)
    things look a little different from the time we stared, but we choose to see it as an opportunity. we don't know what to expect, but trust ourselves that either way it'll be fun and meaningful.

    The local community here is so kind and friendly, and the people are always happy to share good stories and culture. Smiles are everywhere we look. and that's one thing that no pandemic would ever change.

    Every afternoon we like to go together to Paliton Beach to see the sunset and drink Mojitos. It's truly something no one should miss here in Siquijor!

    Our mission here is to extend the home for our community, and build a place for people to call home.
    We are focused both on the journey of self discovery, and committed to support and help the local community.
    We're working together with the local elementary school and starting now to join the local hospital who's always in a need for extra hands.

    Anyhow, let's talk more in private :)

    It might takes a day or two, but we are committed to respond to every message. So please know your words will receive our full attention, even if it takes a little while.

    Stay cool;)

    From Johnny, Michal, Alexa, Rebeca, Riri, Baptist, Tsumi (Our kitten) And the whole family

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a mix of people from all nationalities, so you can expect to not only learn about the fascinating Filipino culture but also different cultures from around the world.
    Through work, you can learn a lot about native construction and carpentry, cooking, gardening, and so much more. if you're interested in the local culture, just talk to some of our local staff :) they are always happy to share their history with us!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    After Opening our restaurant and finishing the first step of our building project we are in the look out for people to help out in more specific projects. helping out with building new art designs, painting, decorating, gardening and more.
    we are also developing the departments regarding helping out to the local schools and Barangay's around us:)

    There is a lot of work around, so just find how you could support the project with your personal skills the best. we need people that have awesome, interesting or artistic skills - people who want to share their good energy with us :)

    We have a place here for anyone who would like to help! bring whatever you would like to bring, we are open to new ideas. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a private cozy bamboo hut with a mosquito net and electricity plugs.
    We have Western Toilets and cool Open air Bamboo Showers. a common area to chill, and a cool new kitchen where our chef does her magic;)
    We have a pretty strong Wifi connection here, and it's free like our mineral water.

    If you'd like to join our nightly dinner it's not a problem! just chip in to help us buy the ingredients:) The food we make here is just for ourselves. So the volunteers will be assisting to our chef who is the main person to cook the meals for everybody.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wow. Where to start?
    Siquijor Island has truly something for everyone. It's full of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, caves and beautiful beaches, fireflies, glowing plankton, reefs, shooting stars... Nature wise, It's heaven.

    You can go snorkeling or diving, hiking, camping or just rent a motorbike and explore the island.
    there's so much to see and do! you can go visit a healer, which is what this island is famous for.
    We like to go explore new places on the island on our weekends, so you can always join us:)
    We like to go out everyday at least for a drink, or for a bonfire on the beach. there's plenty of good bars and parties and honestly it's always fun when we do it together.
    So yeah, hard to get bored around here!

    It's super easy to get here from Dumagete City, Bohol, Cebu and Mindanao. We are already familiar with most routes so just tell us where you're coming from and we can help you get here 😊

  • 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

    For you guys living the good life as Digital Nomads -> there's many working areas with decent connection for you to work. Our connection is solid and strong as long as electricity is up and running:) (there's are some power breaks every once in a while)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Love animals!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 253231311328

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