French Amazonian Rainforest Town - French Guiana


French Guiana

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    My name's Nicholas (40) I am the manager of a Bed & Breakfast/backpacker (6 rooms dispatched in 3 bungalows, 24 places for hammocks in typical french amerindians huts), in a 15,000 square meter park with typical fauna, trees and flowers, by the river Maroni.
    It's located in the french Amazonia, in a town called Maripasoula.

    I seek volunteers to complete the team and share with us and be a part of that experience of life.
    I bought this place last year and I am the only operator to manage the site and the staff (made of a housekeeper, two gardeners and three boat drivers).
    We are located west of French Guiana, on the banks of the Maroni River, which is also the border with Suriname, at the crossroads of two essentials cultures of French Guiana: Amerindians (Wayana) and Bushinengues. we also organize boat trips on the river to discover Amerindian and bushinengue cultures and provide logistic and organization of scientific journey.
    Come join us and discover what life is , in that french part of amazonian rainforest, where you'll meet all the south america's different cultures...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    To live in Maripasoula is a mix of different local and international cultures. Usually, there are more than 50 different ethnic groups living in French Guiana.
    Living in Amazonia is also discovering the fauna and flora of the "lung of the planet". Nothing else to add ... ;-)

  • Help


    5 hours of duty per day, 5 days a week as needed, with two days off ; for two weeks at least, a month or more.
    We need skills in hostel management (operate check-in/check-out, gardening (mowing the grass, cutting plants, picking up dead leaves, support of the 2 main gardeners), fruit picking (limes, lemons, oranges, mangos, bananas...), housekeeping (laundries, support the maid to clean the 6 rooms for example), Mainly, you'll help out the team already in. Not a big deal truly, mostly a funny and pleasant experience !
    We need essentially service skills, builders, carpenters and any artistic skills of course,
    'cause life doesn't worth nothing without Art, right ?

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Independent bedrooms with a single bed (90x190 cm) in the owner's main house (made of amazonian wood) for free.
    I must say that the comfort of the house is rustic, simple, unpretentious but very pleasant, and you'll have a complete access to the house, site, garden and private pool.
    We provide 3 meals per day of course.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Only two ways to come to Maripasoula.
    1) by plane from Cayenne airport (1 hour flight)
    2) by the road from Cayenne to saint Laurent du Maroni, and by boat (motorized cargo canoe mainly or taxi motorized canoe). within 1 and 3 days depending of the river's water level - dry or rain season).

  • 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

    5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 687723695634