Hospitality, finish carpentry, construction, social media and website support, kids activities, painting and garden projects in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Guatemala

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    25/06/2022

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Ten years ago we landed San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, as backpackers with a plan to stay a month or two... Once here, we fell in love with the magnificient views of the lake, mountains and erupting volcanos, and even more so with the people and their culture.

    We brought our love for travelling, yoga, wellness, music, theatre, and people and combined our passions into establishing what became one of the premier hostel\bar\restaurants in Guatemala.

    Over this last decade we had two beautiful children, now aged 8 and 10, and when Covid hit we decided that enough was enough with the high turnover tourism and late night events, and to instead move back into the property and create a quieter kind of life...

    We spent the last 18 months renovating the old restaurant into a home, and have kept the room rentals and recently opened a new cafe/bar on the property as well in conjunction with two friends who came to us as volunteers at the end of 2020! We are interested in hearing from people with hospitality experience; anything in hostels/hotels/bars/restaurants and front desk/front of house type work, and housekeeping, as well as carpentry, electric, construction of any kind, gardeners, handy-people, interior design, and at the right moments social media/website/marketing skills.

    We are sure you will fall in love with our little piece of paradise as we did, and look forward to hearing from you if our location and projects appeal!!

    Sarah, Bryan, and kids!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer links with several local foundations and schools. At times we take on too many volunteers in order to directly impact and aid these organizations. We encourage our volunteers to forge relationships with our lovely Mayan staff, who are always interested in teaching words and phrases in their Mayan dialect, Kakchikel.
    San Marcos as a tourist town is known for longer stay travelers who engage with the many learning opportunities offered. Yoga, meditation, healing therapies, Mayan chocolate ceremonies, kirtan, fermentation classes, permaculture, traditional textiles, massage workshops, and many other number of random interesting things that pop in and out of this quirky town. We hope you take part in whatever draws your interest!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Do you consider yourself a ‘finisher’, in either carpentry or drywall?
    We are currently very interested in hearing from people with detail oriented ‘finished’ carpentry experience, and drywall installation, as well as ...
    Help with hosting and welcoming guests, and reception duties.
    We are always interested in hearing from people with skills/background in education or working with kids. Our kids love circus/gymnastics/dance/rock climbing/most physical activities, as well as creative writing/science projects/and most things that can be taught to kids by enthusiastic adults!!
    We are also always interested to hear from specialists in interior design, painting, construction, electric, and gardening to help on projects that we always have going on!!
    Website/marketing/social media specialists also welcome at the right times!!
    We ask for a 6 week minimum commitment. Though at certain times for specific skill sets we can accept a shorter work trade.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer shared and private rooms depending on amount of volunteers and season.
    We also have 2 vans that are refitted as housing (these are the most requested spaces)!!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a fun little set up here! Many people who have volunteered with us have said it feels like family, and stay much longer than originally planned.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week.

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