Helping with an eco-hotel in Leon, Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are a a Nica and Belgian couple managing an Eco Hotel/Restaurant (with a big swimming pool) in the center of León
    Our purpose is to make as much as posible with recycling "stuff"
    Also to serve healthy organic homemaid food (as much as possible in Nicaragua)
    the hostel is a postive/quiet place tucked away from the noise of Leon, with lots of trees, a garden (where we grow some herbs for our natural juices) We have tried to make everything we can with recycled things.
    We want to have a place for travellers to meet,to be mindful of how we treat our Earth, to help us create a postive space, and to be energized about improving our Casa

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Because we live as a comunity you will learn how to live amongst people of different backgrounds,opinions,beliefs,way of living ect. We cook as a community so you will learn different ways of cooking and how to cook and shop for a big group of people. You will also work with Nicaraguayan people every day, practising and improving your spanish.

  • Help


    We need people for at least 1 month, a basic level of spanish is required

    The skills are:
    - To be at the entrance for welcoming our guests, answering the phone, taking reservations
    - Help making glasses, lamps, or other stuff with recycling materials
    - Growing food in our little food garden

    Building some shelves to create a store at the front beside the reception to sell local products
    Running to the local market for fruits and vegetables for the restaurant
    Be helpful to our guests ,make them feel at home and help them anyway you can
    To bring energy to our place, be motivated to want to start a new project with recycled materials to help us make it even more beautiful here ; )
    To have experience living with a community and being able to self motivate and organize a schedule between you and the rest of the volunteers

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Living as a comunity in a house 10min bus from the center and from our Casa.

    We offer bed and food in exchange for volunteer work.
    Breakfast at home

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will meet and work with mostly young people fromall over the world.
    Leon is a colonial city and also a student city, there is a lot of activity like volcano boarding, surfing (20minute bus ride to nearest beach), museum, concerts,clubs for dancing,coffee shops,ect.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

Host ref number: 735728651757