Help in our homestay by the beach in Zambales, Philippine

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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hey there! My mom (Veronica), and I (Miel) have been hosting workaways since 2016, and like everywhere in the world we had a turn of events in 2020 when covid happened. But our doors are now open once again and we are in need of help!

    In 2015, we decided to leave the city and live our dream -- to live sustainably by the beach. We started out as a mother and daughter tandem, and now our family has grown! My partner (Ron) lives with us, and now we have Lana who is 2 years old, and Fuego who was just born in September 2022. We live in Bamboo Huts surrounded by a lot of trees and close to the beach.

    As we are still recovering from the pandemic, we are doing some repairs and renovations. A lot of the work caught up with us, so there is a lot to be decluttered and organized. Most of the help we'll be needing is with cooking meals and keeping the kitchen clean, maintaining the grounds, huts, and bathrooms. If you are great with kids, we wouldn't mind if you'd want to watch over Lana. :) We would also love to share with you our recipes and let you experience the local cuisine.

    We enjoy meeting people and learning about their culture, making new friends, learning new recipes, listening to adventure stories, and chill music.

    We are located in the small town of San Felipe, Zambales (easily accessible by bus from Manila).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience Filipino hospitality, and could learn some Tagalog. We also have plenty of recipes to share! You will definitely make new friends, and will most of all enjoy the beach life! You might even learn to surf or skimboard!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    It would be great if you are skilled with carpentry, basic plumbing (help in fixing leaks, replacing faucet), or gardening. Extra great if your know how to cook!

    We need help with maintaining cleanliness like:
    •Sweeping the grounds
    •Making sure the kitchen and bathrooms are always clean
    •Emptying trash bins
    •Some gardening - Watering the plants, plucking out weeds
    •Organizing and Decluttering

    We have 2 friendly resident dogs that we feed, bathe, and love. And 1 kitten who just love to eat and play.
    You may also help us in bathing the dogs, and feeding them.

    Current Projects:
    - Decluttering
    - Reorganizing

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Tagalog: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Option of hammock or mattress on the 2nd floor of our bamboo house, or you may pitch a tent within our fenced property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go to the beach on your free time, but we always make time to watch the sunset.
    There are waterfalls nearby, best time to go there is during our rainy season (June-August).
    You can just relax on the hammock, play the guitar or ukelele, and sing songs.
    Locals come together to play beach football right at our front almost every afternoon.
    There is a gym nearby that offers calisthenics and yoga classes.
    Some nights (mostly weekends) there are social gatherings at other resorts/bars.
    Zambales is a coastal province there are many beaches all along the whole province accessible by bus and tricycle.
    The nearest mall is 40km away also accessible by bus.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 456133444467

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