Help us manage our small hotel nested in the jungle by a secret surf spot, Sri Lanka


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  • Description


    Hello beautiful people!

    We are Mahalia and Sanka, founders and builders of this dream little hotel with 3 wooden cottages and a colonial villa. Mahalia is French and Sanka Sri Lankan.

    Our hotel is going through its second season at the moment. It is in the forest with lots of fruit trees and fertile soil and sometimes we see monkeys in the morning. It is walking distance to 3 beautiful bays (Silence beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka), fisherman's bay where you can surf a warm water point break and snorkel and jungle beach another paradise. Unakuruwa, the village is still very local and uncrowded in this area and the villagers will soon know you and be your friends. Hiriketiya is also a very popular surf spot 15 min tuktuk ride from the house, but a lot busier.

    We am looking for someone to come end of february until april (that's when our current volunteer leaves) and help with hosting guests, waitering, social media and teach yoga classes.

    Special skills that we are looking for: architecture/design, video/drone footage ! :)

    Drop us a message !
    Mahalia and Sanka

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is the second season and we are busy!! You won't be bored and will get experience managing a hotel with the necessary staff as well as teaching yoga to small groups.

    Locals are beautiful people, the village is walking distance, Tangalle is a city 10 min drive in tuktuk. There is plenty of surf around as well as cultural activities, you will definitely not struggle to fill up your free time around here :)

    I am looking at having people staying long term, (you get a 1 month visa automatically when you land but you can request a 3 months visa in advance in your country before coming here and extend up to 6months)

  • Help


    I mainly need people with the following skills at this stage but if you are interested, don't hesitate to reach out explaining what inputs you could bring:
    Teaching Yoga Classes (profit share available :)
    Help with general maintenance if needed
    Help with Social Media

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I provide a private room with shared bathroom

    Food situation - We provide breakfast for the volunteer and we will provide a kitchen that can be used. There are also many traditional restaurants around to have some delicious cheap food.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    max 15 a week

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