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I hope this finds you well.
I have just joined workaway as a host as I'd like to get some help with home/guesthouse. I have been here for 4 years and I'd really like some help in sprucing up the place, helping with the general maintenance, some painting walls, a carpenter/builder to help with some odd jobs, and a bonus would be someone who is into gardening who could help in the garden which has two mango trees, two coconut trees, a small pond and a swimming pool.
Outside of hosting my guests I'm an Ayurvedic healer and have an Ayurvedic herbal shop in town. I've also recently started running tours for people who want to see Sri Lanka on and off the beaten track.
I am a keen cook and love introducing people to Sri Lankan cuisine, I would be happy to cook with and teach volunteers Sri Lankan dishes using the coconuts from the garden.
My place is in the hills of Kandy which has a real nature feel, however it is still very central (10 minute tuk tuk ride or 25 minute walk to Kandy Train Station) and a five minute walk to the local supermarket.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Since I have been interacting with people from all over the world for many years through dealing with clients at my shop, I understand that it is not one size fits all when it comes to what travellers are interested in or want to get from their experience. With my understanding of this I'm happy to guide you based on your interests. For example if you want to sit and discuss consciousness over a home cooked Sri Lankan meal we an do that or if you'd like tips on where to go and hikes to climb whilst in Sri Lanka i can tell you all you need to know, I've travelled everywhere in Sri Lanka; I'm a traveller myself. Also if I have time which is very possible depending of the time of year I'd be more than happy to show you some real hidden gems in Kandy.
As an Ayurvedic healer, if you're interested I am happy to share any knowledge with you, you're welcome to pick my brain and i will teach you what I can during your stay.
My guesthouse has 3 self contained studio apartments that could do with repainting, I would like someone who is skilled in carpentry who would be up for up-cycling/building some small bits of furniture also a builder who could help me with odd jobs around the house.
My garden is maintained but could really do with some TLC and attention from anyone who's into gardening or landscaping.
Also I'd like help with the general maintenance of the guest rooms, including helping with cleaning/refreshing in between stays as I sometimes have 2 bookings in a day.
I would also really like to get a volunteer who is able to help me with establishing the tours I provide through marketing and social media. Knowledge of sites like trip advisor, tourist link and sites alike would me a bonus.
There are many things I'd like help with so please let me know when you message what you'd like to help with and also what you'd like to get out of the experience.
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I can provide a private room and a minimum of 2 meals a day, you will be free to help yourself to anything in the kitchen.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week