Join our little community in the paradise island of Malapascua, Philippines

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  • Description

    Description

    Last update on: October 8th 2019

    Welcome to our home in the paradise island of Malapascua:)

    We are a small Eco-hotel & restaurant with hut style accommodation located in the northern part of Malapascua. It's a peaceful area, with a lot of trees and plants and flowers. It is less touristy than the southern part of the island with a deeper local vibe with only a short 3 minutes walk from the beautiful north beach.

    Most people come to Malapascua for Scuba Diving, and that was also the reason I came here at first. I fell in love with this place and decided this is where I'd like to build my dream place, that is all about the journey to the "Inside" in the form of meditation, and the expression to the "Outside" in the form of art.

    We would like to promote the habits we collected during our journeys, hoping it will benefit people's lives the way it benefits ours. For example, we have yoga, meditation & workout classes free of charge, a vegan restaurant, beach cleaning and maintenance, helping the locals, educating the locals to keep Malapascua and the ocean clean from plastic and waste, Art and Music lessons with the local kids, and so much more.

    You can expect a big nice tent with mattresses and sheets, a fan, and electricity plugs. We have western toilets and showers build all from wood and bamboo. We provide vegan breakfast (Monday - Saturday) and Dinner (Monday - Friday). There are discounts on our menu for volunteers but lunch & weekend meals are not included as there are many different weekend activities we plan such as boat trip & bonfires. There are many places around the island to eat out and enjoy local foods. Typically on Sunday nights, we go out for Pizza night where we invite volunteers & guests to join us. Mineral water, tea, and good coffee are always available free of charge. We have a pretty strong wifi connection, and it is also free of charge.

    During the week our schedule looks a little like this:

    7:00 Morning tea and coffee
    7:30 - 8:30 Morning Activity (Yoga, workouts, meditations etc)
    8:30 Vegan Breakfast
    9:15 - 9:30 morning meeting
    9:30 - 11:30 work time

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    14:45 - 15:00 afternoon meeting
    15:00 - 17:00 Art sessions and volunteer projects
    17:15 - sunset Beach Cleanup

    We have Yoga & Meditation on Saturday, but our work schedule is from Monday to Friday :)

    We also have some activities for break time and evening time, but they change often. We do Acroyoga and Sports of all kinds, Diving and Freediving, Karaoke, Martial Arts, Dancing lessons, Disco & Parties, and many others.

    Our conditions - We ask for 2-3 hours work a day, from Monday to Friday during worktime as a mandatory minimum & we're kindly asking our volunteers to participate in the morning activity session, art sessions/volunteer projects & beach clean up. In order to be able to provide meals and all the other services for free, we kindly ask our volunteers to pay 300 Philippine Peso for each day they stay in Neverland.

    We create the schedule for your benefit, many travelers find it nice to come to a place that provides some form of routine & schedule. It has been designed to have an equal part balance of work, fun, discovery & connection with yourself & each other.

    We are very open-minded here in our community, and every day we have meetings where everybody decides together on the next day tasks, and who should do what.

    It's our first project, so please forgive us for maybe writing too much or too little. If you"ll send us any questions, we promise to answer as soon as we can, to the best of my ability.

    Cheers Everyone! Keep Rockin' ;)

    Johnny & Lior

    P.S
    We support divers and have a special program for Workawayers who wish to join a diving course or go on fun dives while staying in Malapascua. I ( johnny ) am a diving instructor, and highly support diving education of any kind, since it raises the importance of keeping our oceans clean and our corals safe.

    Another thing - we are committed to replying to every message, so if you applied with us you would definitely receive a reply <3

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Well, we have a lot of local volunteers and workers that are always happy to talk and share good stories. We have a place here for the local children to come and play. Neverland has created a unique space where all people guests & volunteers are able to come as they are and discover more about themselves & others.

    We have a saying here in Neverland "be the best version of yourself!" This has become more than just a saying but a way of life for people when they leave. They are introduced to things they have never tried before, they push themselves to their limits, they seek discomfort as a way to challenge their perspectives on previous habits & ways of living. Many guests & volunteers love it so much that they extend their stay in Neverland.

    We use nothing but basic tools to build things which can be quite challenging. You could learn different forms of art from the other volunteers, building skills, and a lot about the Filipino culture from the friendly locals.

  • Help

    Help

    We'd be happy to have open-minded artists who'd like to bring a little of their creation and energy into our new home. But also, there is a lot of physical work that needs to be done. Work time changes each day but a typical day can be as easy as creating things for Neverland such as signs, decorations etc to harder days such as trash separation, building, gardening & other physical jobs.

    We are always interested in hosting people who have skills in photography, photo editing & videography & video editing to help with our social & promotional projects. If you are a web developer who has skills in building & designing websites we would like to hear from you.

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Hebrew. Please write to us in English :)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    3x3 and 2x4 Meters tents, with a mattress, sheets, pillows and blankets, electricity connection, a lamp and a fan, western shared toilet and shower, Wifi connection, mineral water and tea & coffee free of charge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Malapascua has a little bit of everything. Beautiful beaches to swim at and cliffs to jump from into the ocean, bars and restaurants, discos (where all the locals and the travelers go to together), live bands and what not.
    We will be happy to show you around and introduce you to all the sweet spots.
    And of course, you"ll always be welcome to join us for a good party or a spontaneous adventure!

    Let us know if you need help to get here!

    Please note that there's no ATM or pharmacy in Malapascua.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Ben, Elle and Tinkerbell <3
Yoga on our beautiful beach
Our Bamboo showers have hot water now! Level up in comfort ^_^
Our Native Huts are ready!
Vegan breakfast.. Attackkk
Beach cleanup everyday until sunset
15 November 2018: our huts are almost ready!
We call them "The Minions" :) they are super cheerful and helpful!
Tinkerbell our Nevercat and Sunna with her new dreamcatcher
We are currently (16 November 2018) sleeping in tents and building an outdoor shower (see the bamboo in the background)
Working on little art projects
The balcony in our Karaoke place. 2 minutes walk from our home
Sunna <3

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