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My name is Chris my family and I have started a small guesthouse and restaurant in order to help develop beach and village clean up projects , so we can start bringing in tourist to enjoy this beautiful place and create new jobs and build schools. We also have started several farms and tourist activities from camping to fishing and kayaking tours. If you like small villages and have a mind to help develop a community you will love it here. Sri Lanka is one of the most friendly countries that I have ever been a part of , so come join us for fun, sun and helping others.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsElderly CompanionshipTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Sigiriya is a very small place , you will interact with the local people on every level from collecting water , farming , fishing, and cooking. They are very open and want everyone to eat and spend time with them , even just walking along the jungle road you will be invited to spend time at peoples homes and with their families.
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Our community has very beautiful natural landscapes and is full with wild animals, but is in desperate need of clean up projects and education in sustainable farming and living. There are many unemployed people who just need a little help started something for them and their families, they are all willing and able to do anything and do it with a smile. We have our own 'Rastarant' where we could always use some extra hands. If you are a musician or have any special talents in entertainment we can really use your help. We also need people who can teach language , and sustainable living techniques to help prepare them for the tourist who will be coming to their village.
This host offers a language exchange
We are interested in all languages
We have a guest house and we are in the process of building rooms in and small hostel and restaurant right inside a jungle landscape. Our guesthouse is in a quiet corner of the forest, it's very common to see monkeys, elephants, jungle cats and many more animals. We also have a house on a farm and a lot of places to sleep , other homestays can be arranged also.
What else ...
There is swimming, camping and fishing or just relaxing in a hammock.
The lion rock is visible from our 'Rastarant'. It's a great location to go on a day trips to other towns and come back during the evening before our great nightlife starts
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
We have plenty of places to park anything
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I had such a lush time here. Simple living in a quiet fishing village. Chris is a legend; he's lived such a crazy inspiring life and we had many a long conversation chilling on the balcony. I really felt that I adressed and learnt a lot of things about myself in my time there. The work was very easy… read more
The people are lovely from Morris, to Amma, the cultural exchange was unbelivable, i also suffer a close death experience… read more
We met wonderful guests there, we are still in touch with them ! And the location is perfect. Mullaitivu is an interesting place to live cause it is not touristic ! But there are different things… read more
i trully recomant this place, the guests and the honesty of Chris.
Here you can find the history of the tsunami and the civil war.
Thank you Chris for all your help and advice! Was nice to meet… read more
It is very hard to do the work we do without me there, but she made it look easy. She had lot of helpful ideas that we are now using, if there were more people like her our job would be a lot easier.
I would highly recommend her to anyone.
If you want to dive into tamil society and see how is the life of fisherman- its the right place.
Chris knows a lot background stories because he is very connected to the villagers.
Also i have to say thanks for his flexibility because of change of plans from my site-… read more
We tried to start a new project and dropped Claudia into uncharted waters. She handled it like a champ you can trust her with anything, if she says she can do it then she can do it. To all other Workaways out there if Claudia sends you a request say yes.