Hello, we have a small backpacker stay in Taipei but our main focus is to provide an insight of Taiwan by giving the guests a truly local and unique experience. We wander around Taiwan when we're free, to discover more places and it really creates a bond with the little island. We are very much in love with her and we hope to share to the world what she offers other than just a few touristy spot.
Through our previous wanders, we have met indigenous tribes who welcomed us and offered us fruits; we have explored tunnels, mountain valleys, waterfalls and wild hot springs. There's more that we have yet explored and we really need help in maintaining a pleasant stay for our guest and providing a unique travel experience.
There are two general kind of help that we need;
If exploring the unknown places and being spontaneous makes your adrenaline rush, you're in! You need a heart of a wild adventurer and for this, you need a Taiwanese/international driving license for car or motorcycle so that you can bring guests out for an adventure! Don't worry, we will rent a car/scooter for you.
If during your stay there's no volunteer with a driving license, OR you prefer the city life;
then you would be bringing guests out to have an adventure around the city. since MRT here is extremely accessible, it is easy to reach anywhere in the city. Currently, we have a pub crawl every Saturday night so you can help to host it too.
We want people who are inquisitive, initiative and fun, or wild hahaha! We are looking for at least 2 helpers currently. Friends/Couple are welcome, if at least one of you have driving license for car/scooter.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
1. Free accommodation - shared room among volunteers
2. Learn mandarin and Taiwanese culture
3. Make friends from all over the world
4. Build a second home here with us as your family :D
Most importantly, an unforgettable trip by wandering in Taiwan.
Daily basis only takes 2-3 hours total of your day (except for your off days and Wander days)
1. Overall house maintenance
- housekeeping, laundry ; just make sure the house is in tip top's condition for guests' comfort
- greet guests and assist them during checking in
2. Interaction with guests
- be active in communicating with the guests, make their stay a memorable one
- have guests to join you for any activities/trips that you have such as hiking/sightseeing/eating/music events etc.
-introduce them to our service
For those with license
1. Provide Wander service for guests
-this is where we rent a car or scooter for you, depending on guests' number or your mode of license
-it's perfect for you if you love to explore Taiwan and with companions
-may have to take photos for guests
-more trips will happen if you are more involved with guests interaction hence more adventure for you!
-expect a whole day out, and you have to enjoy travelling for this
Everyday will not be the same here and we go with the flow because the type of guests is different. There will be guests who have their own itinerary or not interested in wandering about or just different vibes (most of the days are like that haha), so that's okay.
Along the way once you've familiarised and have the confidence, feel free to organise any events or activities and we'll do our best to make it happen.
Free time/off days can be arranged freely as long as it doesn't clash with any activities/events or trips with guests.
Here's an example of what your week would be like:
Event on Saturday
Day out (trip) on Wednesday and Thursday
If you take Sunday and Monday off, you only need to do housekeeping (2~3hours) on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
But of course we hope that on your day off you don't just shrug off everything or avoid talking to guests just because it's not your working day. We really need people who love interacting with others, have a sense of cleanliness and want to learn about Taiwanese culture/places.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
Shared room among volunteers so you guys may foster a good relationship and discuss any plans together.
A floor mattress with comforter and a pillow :)
There's a kitchen available, feel free to cook and share!
Basic amenities such as washing machine, drinking water, WIFI, fan, air-conditioner, shampoo & body soap are provided.
We are just 2 min walk away from MRT station and with less than 5min walk, you can access to daily fresh market, convenience stores, pharmacy, 24/7 hypermarket and drugstore.
Volunteers can cook for themselves or eat out. There's no food allowance/prepared meals but we will try to fill up the pantry
You're welcome to join us to meet our friends, wandering around, for drinks or dinner. Otherwise, just go ahead and do your own travelling and share with us when you're back!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 days work, 2 days off per week