Help us at a B&B in an old fishing village in Kaohsiung, Taiwan



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    Hi, I'm Simon and I converted part of our holiday house in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung into a seaside cocktail bar. We focus on customer service, good coffee/cocktails and an appreciation for art. My retired father enjoys painting at the premise when he is in the country. You are welcome to join him whenever you feel like, regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced.
    We have two locations, one in Sizihwan (Arthouse Sizihwan) and one in the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (Arthouse Marina) which is more of a restaurant and event space. Accommodation is situated in Sizihwan Bay, a touristy area in the old fishing village. It is walking distance to the MRT, the city's two beaches and the main tourist attractions. The bar/cafe has an outdoor area for smokers and is a good place to meet tourists and locals alike. Kaohsiung is a very slow paced harbour town but it also has all the conveniences and excitement of a big city.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you enjoy painting or are interested in learning how to paint, you are welcome to do so with my father whenever he is in town. The cafe/bar is a great place to learn Chinese and meet travellers and locals alike. If you have barista or bartending experience, you can learn or work with our team. People in Taiwan are very friendly and will make an effort to practice their English with you too. We also host parties so you won't have to go very far a good night.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    We are looking for a enthusiastic and hardworking young learner to do housekeeping/cleaning work in our guesthouse for 3 hours per day for 2-3 days per week. Responsibilities include assisting guests, room cleaning/laundry, general maintenance or helping my father with art canvas painting if required. Your hours will be flexible but you will be expected to be contactable by phone at all times. If you are interested in a barista or bartending position, you may be eligible for an allowance depending on experience.

    You will have lots of free time to yourself so make sure you make plans accordingly.

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  • Accommodation


    We offer private rooms on the fourth floor. All come with a double bed, private bathroom/ hot shower and air conditioning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are two beaches within walking distance or a short ferry ride away. Cijin is a popular surfing hotspot. The city also has many bars and cheap tasty food suitable for all budgets. We will provide a bike and scooter when it is not in use. The B&B is very close to Sun-Yat-Sen University which has many international students.

    - We do not provide meals. However, cheap tasty food is available everywhere.
    - We provide internet but you will have to get your own phone/sim card
    - The premise is easily accessible by MRT/bus
    - I am not always be in the country but our staff will always be available to assist you with any travel planning
    - Both beaches are good for surfing, you can rent boards across the road

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 2-3 days a week

one of our spare rooms, it's small but cozy with essentials.
lounge around in your free time with the best view of the harbor
building exterior
cafe during the day, quiet by the sea
our bar at night, with an emphasis on cocktails!

Host ref number: 383123337554