Help a Lao family with a guesthouse in Nong Khiaw, Laos



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  • Description


    Hello! My name is Church. My family and I have been running a guesthouse in Nong Khiaw for many years. It was actually the first guesthouse in Nong Khiaw back in 1991!

    Our bungalows are situated next to the river and have stunning views of the sunset. We also have rooms and a restaurant where we cook traditional lao food. During low season we have lots of work to do regarding maintenance and teaching English to our staff. And during high season we need help in reception and attending our guests.

    If you can play an instrument we can also organise concerts in our restaurant’s terrace with sunset views over the river.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be staying at one of the most beautiful places in Laos, in a unique spot next to the river. You will live with a Lao family, eat homemade Lao food and during your free time you can experience the surrounding areas (a trip up the river, waterfalls, treks and much more).

  • Help


    We need different types of help from volunteers.

    Low season (March - September)
    During low season we have to prepare our bungalows and rooms to make them look great for all our guests! So we have lots of work to do regarding maintenance, this would include painting rooms, fixing electricity, organising the kitchen, gardening… or anything else you think is necessary to improve our service.

    We also need people to teaching English to our staff so they know the basics to communicate with our guests in day-to-day situations.

    High season (October - February)
    During high season we need help with reception, guiding our clients with their requests and sometimes helping in the restaurant. Volunteers would be supporting and working with our local staff.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Lao: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a room with ensuite bathroom, sometimes shared with other volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are looking for self-motivated and independent volunteers. We are normally very busy so we need people who manage their time and get work done!

    We ask volunteers to help 5h/day from Monday to Friday.

    The minimum stay is of 2 weeks so volunteers have time to learn and familiarise with the place.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 297436696564