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Hospitality, Yoga, Meditation and well-being experienced volunteers super welcome at our beachfront guest house project - hosting guests, garden/beach care, yoga practice/teaching and enjoy our stunning, remote Cambodian Island.
We love Cambodia and especially our local community on Koh Rong Sanloem island. The island has 8 stunning beaches, no roads, 98% virgin jungle. You enjoy nature around from sunrise to sunsets, and the stars at night.
We enjoy bioluminescent plankton in the water in front, Cambodia's best coral reefs for Scuba/ Snorkelling 5 mins boat ride away, beach and jungle treks, day till sunset boat trips with guests, SUP/Kayak are available. Life on the beach, by the ocean with swimming, coconut shade, waves lapping and being part of a great team. Enjoying the life and doing your bit to help things run well and be fun for all.
The hotel/guest house has been running since 2015. Until the pandemic the volunteer crew was at least 4, often couples, but solo travellers with skills and passion works great too. We do ask min 3 week, and love it if people settle in for longer.
Our guest house supports it's local community through employment, beach cleans, community projects, as well as a medical post for locals, built as an earlier project for this community.
We are now looking for volunteers as we re-build and expand our core crew of like minded - kind, gentle, creative, beach loving, especially those who are mindful, practice/teach yoga, meditation and vibes of well-being. As we develop this element more.
Remote island life is wonderful and amazing, it's also a routine we share and get done between us, and enjoy.
So all pull their weight, and all support each other - like a beach family do! ;-)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/Tourism
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
M'Pai Bay is Koh Rong Samloem Island's village. Originally a traditional Khmer fishing village, it makes for a wonderful tourist and living experience; where visitors can blend into local life, with markets & children heading to school. All surrounded by amazing sunrises, sunsets and beautiful tropical nature. The Cambodian community is 250-300 islanders - and they are lovely ;-)
We are looking for a volunteer/s for:
1. GUEST HOUSE / HOSTING & HELPING VOLUNTEER TIME
*️️️️️️️️Welcoming and checking in guests - helping advise them on how to make the most of their stay in
*️️️️️️️️Checking on local cleaner for guest check ins, as well as helping out when needed with room preparation.
*️️️️️️️️Helping process daily laundry - hanging out/bringing in, putting on washing as it dries in sun.
*️️️️️️️️Co-hosting 'family dinners' - 4/5 nights/week we have a locally prepared dinner for all the local crew.
*️️️️️️️️Assisting local staff with communicating with guests and 'being about'
* Getting involved with community support activities including school children’s weekly ‘breakfast club’, leading beach cleans and taking initiative with the local environment.
2. Well being/Yoga
*Yoga Teacher and classes
- Potential for daily sunrise and sunset classes
3. Meditation - we are growing our mindfulness and wellbeing side, so welcome such minded people to join us and help us build
4. Gardener - creative, passionate and capable with growing local flowers, fruits, veg, spices and setting up a garden where guests can get involve in growing, and supplying our kitchen with home grown - when we can. We have Jackfruit, cashew, coconut, papaya, pineapple, Mango, passion fruit, so want to build on that - and flowers!
5. Food is everything and we have amazing ingredients and great menu.
We want to build in natural and herbal beneficial plants, teas, powders - to add to our offering and alls well-being.
Volunteers will be given a private, loft or tree house rooms with double bed & shared bathroom. Daily Breakfast, family dinner approx 5 nights/week and unlimited water is included. You will be welcome to use our kitchen to make lunch, or there are several other nearby lunch options. Participation in well-being classed will always be free fro WA's as far as possible.
What else ...
You get to the island with a 45min speed boat from Sihanoukville to M'Pai Bay Village, Koh Rong Sanloem.
Ferries depart 9am, 12 and 3pm gtvcspeedboatcambodia.com/en/transit/pages
There are 8 stunning beaches and places to explore around the village & islands on days off!!
We'll share more info with you before getting here. Our local mini-mart and shops sell almost all you need to ;-)
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Wifi is via satellite mast that servers the remote island's 4G mobile signal across Smart and Cellcard networks. Video calls are possible and it's reliable enough to work. Usual speed is 20mbs - but it can drop out for a few minutes occasionally - and not surprisingly! ;-)
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Hard working and good fun, she really threw herself into some of the fundraising tasks for our health centre project and really helped. As well as being great in helping us keep everything running well at the beech house - thank you Steph!! ;-)
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