Hi I'm Mary, a Filipino lady running my small guest house and cafe in Sabang, Palawan. We're located 2 minutes walk to the beach on a nice block of land where I try to grow as many vegetables and herbs as I can. I often have Filipino workers here, though since I'm always working on various projects around my place, in the garden, or the guesthouse, extra help is always useful! I'm very flexible and happy to use your skills in whichever area you wish to volunteer.
Cooking / shopping
Helping with Tourists
Learn about Filipino carpentary. We're very good at using native materials such as bamboo and drift wood to build things. If you want to help in the garden you can learn about planting and maintaining our various local fruit and vegetables trees. Or, learn about Filipino cuisines. Here in Sabang, we don't have electricity unless we use our generators or solar panels. We also live in quite a small village, so access to things you'd typically find in a large supermarket is limited. So here you can experience living in a fairly remote environment, as the Filipino's do !
Help in the garden planting local trees, help with my backyard maintenance and learn about building with natural materials. Or help with social media and the guests.
English, tagalog, french
Private Single room in my guesthouse, shared bathroom.
There are an endless number of outdoor nature activities to do here. You can climb Mt Bloomfield located directly next to our beach. You can visit the world famous Underground River or treck to the daylight hole located on the other side of the river. We have waterfalls a short walk away that feature a mini infinity pool backing directly onto the crashing waves. Otherwise, enjoy daily runs on our 2 beautiful beaches and swim untill your hearts content.
TRANSPORT: take any local bus, Jeepney or Lexus van from Puerto Princesa to Sabang. The ride takes about 2hrs or less. Costing 200peso max. You can also visit the city whenever you want to do some shopping or have some air conditioning in one of the malls or cinemas there.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
maximum 5 hours a day 5 days a week