Help to maintain and develop our family organic garden with language practice near Weligama, Sri lanka


Sri Lanka

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    I am looking for help to maintain and develop our family small holding. At the moment we have a number of fruit trees and chickens. Future projects include expanding the fruits growing to include pineapple and guava. Also we need help with setting up a spice garden, including some Ayurvedic herbs. We are also looking for volunteers to help expand and improve our English - this would include some language practice with my 11 year old daughter. For those with teaaching experience, there is also the possibility of volunteering at my wifes school. Eventually, we may need help with setting up some cabanas and the creation of a small restaurant on site.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from living with a Sri Lankan family near to the coastal town of Weligama. They will be able to learn about growing fruits such as papaya, banana and coconuts. As we will only require around 3 hours help each day you will have plenty of time to explore and, if you are a keen surfer, discover the many surf spots in the area. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Myself, my wife and 11 year old daughter live in an old colonial house located between Ahangama and Weligama. I work part time as a tour guide with a long term goal of leaving this behind to set up some eco accommodation and a small restaurant on our property.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We provide a double room with a fan. You will be sharing the bathroom and kitchen with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport in the area is very easy - we are 5 minutes by tuktuk to Ahangama station, and there are plenty of buses to Weligama and Gaulle.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (food not included)

Host ref number: 676143514176