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(Sorry i only have room for a female workawayer due to accommodation setup)
I have been to almost 30 countries on culture exchange, volunteer, internship, and training programs. I live with my parent and younger sister in the capital city of Oman, Muscat.
I currently work for the government. Even though i live with my parents and younger sister, the house is busy and has visitors ALL THE TIME. I have 4 married siblings ( each living minutes away from us) and it is so rare to not have any of their curious kids around the house at any point during the day (or night).
Regarding house rules, in general, we don't have any but as it's a busy house its best to have someone with a flexible personality not into having a lot of quiet time because even if you try to, ITS NOT A QUIET HOUSE.
It's a Muslim household so no alcohol no smoking, clothing should fit Omani culture (modest) and all the food is halal.
I did not add any photos of the house or room because i live in my family's house and they might not want to share their home photos with the internet but if you show interest by messaging me i can share all the photos in private.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceHospitality/TourismHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I've traveled a lot and I am more than happy to show my culture the way i was welcomed in every country i have been to . Not showing off, but Omani people are known for their love of hospitality (it's in our DNA).
Also our house is never empty and the work itself is all about knowing local guides from around the country whom i am 200% sure will always offer you an experience for free just by knowing you're not from around town.
As mentioned earlier i only have room for a female workawayer. But If you find another Omani host i will not say no to extra helping hands.
Like i said this time around i am trying to start a side hustle and looking for a workawayer to help me get it up and running while using it to discover the country at the same time.
The business is an online platform aiming to gather local adventure activity/tourism providers on one booking platform allowing customers to compare and book through my website.
At this stage, the platform is ready and i should start going after a list of around (150 local providers) asap. So I am looking for help with this along with anything else a workawayer can add. The right person for this position ***IS A BOSS*** someone who loves taking initiative, who has an entrepreneurial spirit, and who does not freak out from not having someone give them a set plan or list of orders/tasks. Why? because they can make it themselves!
Going to the office isn't necessary from my experience unless I need a quiet place to record an interview or need a meeting room as it's easier to meet people outside. Video calls/meetings are always an option but I would encourage the workawayer to meet them face to face for your own benefit to meet locals and exchange conversation, culture and expand your network (people here love having foreigner friends if you're up to it).
We have public transportation (i have never tried it but its not very frequent). Still you can always use a taxi app anywhere in Muscat.
(I can offer some payment but it won't be too much yet any money coming from your hard work you must defntly get your share from)
FROM THIS DESCRIPTION I HOPE IT IS CLEAR TO YOU HOW FLEXIBLE YOU SHOULD BE AND NOT EXPECT SET PLANS. EVERY DAY WILL BE AN ADVENTURE OF FIGURING OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
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The workawayer can use my room during her stay and i can move to my sister's room who works outside the city.
For food, we have a helper who makes our meals and you're welcome to eat our style which is whenever and whatever u find in the kitchen. You are also more than welcome to use the kitchen to make any food you like at any time.
What else ...
The work I need help with is all the workawayer needs to discover the hidden gems of Oman from the local guides. Knowing the local adventure providers will give you a lot of insight after you hopefully convince them to register and use our platform.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week