We are a small hostel Located in the beautiful beach of Barra nova - Cascavel - Ceará (northeast of Brazil), a small, quiet fishing village with no more than 600 families around. There are no supermarkets, banks or pharmacies in Barra Nova the closest ones are 12 km away from our remote place.
Barra nova receives guests of all nationalities who come for the perfect conditions offered by this place for kitesurfing.
We are definitely not a party place, but we do not oppose the occasional party.
No lazy people. we need proactive/positive people who are extroverts and have high energy. We love logical people and problem solvers, we don't like clock punchers.
Also we value people who can cook as we generally dinners at night.
If you are obsessed with staring at your smartphone, please don't apply, we have a limited access to internet and also find this behavior extremely offensive while on your shift or while hanging out with our guests.
Keep in mind that this would be an unpaid position, however free room, food, and the occasional beer and full access to the Inn will be provided. Big plus if you are a kitesurfer.
Also keep in mind that we do not answer to people outside the Workaway system, Don't bother contacting us directly as your emails will be ignored.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Meet people from all over the world.
Practice portuguese with our staff ( we dont offer free teaching lessons by a teacher ).
Know a place that is a paradise.
Perfect conditions for the practice of kitesurfing (school kite available also)
Good working environment.
Excellent place to take photos
We are looking for people to help in:
Cleaning of rooms / house.
General help at home.
Socialize with guest and offer general help, also if something is out of place or dirty we expect you to clean/fix it even if you are not on duty.
We value self initiative and we expect you to love the hostel the same way we do.
Separated House from the host with kitchen, bathroom,shower and dining room all shared with other work travelers. Or Private/shared room with private bathroom in the host.
Breakfast and lunch or Dinner are provided.
Please bring some sunlotion, repellent and a towel(s) !
Please only apply if you are multi flexible & hardworking people. WE DO NOT ACCEPT LAZY PEOPLE.
Fortaleza is a expensive place to fly, make sure you can afford it before contact us.
We are a business that makes money out of selling beds, so it is understood that you are okay with us switching you around to whatever bed is available as many times as needed, let it be a dorm bed or a private or in my house, we unfortunately cannot guarantee what type room we will be able to give you in advance.
Profiles with less than 3 lines get automatically discarded.
The temperature in Barra Nova is 30º
Windy season(high season): from Agost to December (this time the Inn is open for our international kite guests and we need happy and friendly workawayers who like to help with the general service)
Lightwind season(regular season): From Janary to February (Brazilam ghests, good for any types of work)
Rainy season: From February to April( This is our raining season where the wind drops down and it can rain all day long. It can be very quiet and empty in this period. Please do only apply if you like to help out as a General Maintenance and don't mind quiet places.
In high season we are happy about help with all kind of targets but mainly help in our guesthouse and hostel with the service to our guests. It includes help with breakfast, check-in and check-out, informing guests about tourist attraction and the area, give us a hand in the restaurant and bar, organizing the kite storage and keeping our place neat, help the guests to start and land their kite, etc.
Besides we are always happy about professional help with maintenance, gardening, art, design, paintings, online-marketing, administration, etc.
In low season we prefer to welcome workawayers who have skills in maintenance, gardening, painting, decoration, internet, etc. Anything what is needed to pre-create a comfy guesthouse for international guests.
You will be helping in our day to day business which could be :
Reception help ,assistance in the preparation of breakfast and meals, cleaning rooms/house. housekeeping, painting and general maintenance.
Our Inn is infront of the beach, infront of the spot for kitesurfing, From Barra Nova a small fishing village to Fortaleza it is 1:30hours by car. We offer free accommodation ( small single room// shared or double rooms// shared separated house) + free breakfast + free lunch or dinner + free internet in the hostel area + free kitchen usage ( we don´t provide food when you cook yourself )
The nearest airport to Barra Nova is : Fortaleza(80km) ( We can arrange a taxi for you at R$170 reais ( oneway )
When writing to us please let us know how long you are able / planing to stay.
We are really sorry but we are very busy thats why applications without a picture and / or without a timeframe
when you like to join us we cant answer. As well we ask to sent us your CV in english/spanish or portuguese.
Staff you can do in your free time:
Kitesurfing infront of the host
Swim in the natural pools
Visit the choro river
Visit artisan's village
Visit cascavel (15km). city center.
Visit neighboring beaches (available bus transport):
Aguas Belas (5km)
Praia das fontes (8km)
Falesias de morro branco (8km)
Flight in ultralivian
Laguna de Uruau (14km)
Canoa Quebrada (100km)
If you are seriously interested in helping us we like to know the following:
- What's your actual profession?
- Which languages are you able to speak?
- When are you able to arrive?
- For how long are you able to stay?
- What would you like to help with and why?
- What would be our additional benefit to welcome you as a volunteer in our place?
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week