Looking for help in housekeeping and reception- Hanthana, overlooking the Kandy city, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    The holiday home is a guesthouse situated at Hanthana, overlooking the Kandy city (walking distance). It highly reputed locally as well as internationally. Although it is a guesthouse, it is run with a very homely atmosphere by a Sri Lankan family locally known for their music and dancing.

    We do not want to engage religious work aways with extreme religious backgrounds or believes as we live in a cosmopolitan secular world

    The guesthouse has six rooms and caters to Sri Lankan and foreign guests. We provide breakfast, lunch and diner and have been in operation for 14 years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from this cultural exchange because they get the opportunity to work and live with a Sri Lankan family in a city that has been declared as a world heritage city. Volunteer who come here will be able to get an overall knowledge of running a guesthouse in all departments because of its small size. Specifically they can learn Sri Lankan/Western cooking.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers who can communicate with foreign guests (in English) and help in the housekeeping and reception. Board and lodging will be provided. Once a volunteer has worked for a month he/she will be entitled for a certificate of recommendation from the guesthouse.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Travellers will share an apartment with other volunteers situated near to the hotel. The apartment has hot showers and individual beds.

    We provide breakfast, lunch and diner and have been in operation for 14 years.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The holiday home borders a jungle of 2750 acres which is a protected sanctuary and houses leopards, wild boar, porcupines, deer and monkeys. Furthermore there are natural springs and a river where people can bath, Moreover, the guesthouse is near the Kandy city where there are a lot of attractions such as the temple of the tooth, the Kandy lake, Kandy Tea museum and lot of other cultural sights.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 678224471721