Maintenance and General help at Eco Lodge, Museum & Farm in the Caribbean

  • Saint Lucia
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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Our family has a beautiful plantation guesthouse, farm and heritage site surrounded by gardens, trails, an old sugar mill, fruit orchards and secluded beaches. The 80 acre property 180 year old plantation house and 5 guest cottages require a lot of maintenance and care, under often challenging conditions. At this time, we are looking mainly for experienced helpers with a background in property maintenance, construction, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. We will also consider workawayers skilled in webdesign and online marketing, or teaching at the elementary school level (we are considering starting a home school group for our 5 year old). Serious applicants may be asked to provide a CV and references, as spaces are limited and we accept skilled helpers only.
    We are looking for responsible, professional individuals who are able to work independently. Positions are a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months, typically in the off season between May and November. Please do not contact us if you do not meet the above criteria. Thank you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • 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

    Travelers have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their skills and learn about all aspects of running an eco-tourism business and a historic site in St. Lucia. You will also learn about the island and its culture.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Our helpers generally work for 25 hours a week (flexible times) in exchange for room and board. Help is needed primarily in construction and carpentry (any kind of woodwork), handyman jobs, heavy cleaning, and farming. We are an environmentally conscious business and are also seeking to further implement sustainable practices. Some of the work might also involve cooking, household chores, child care, marketing and helping with tourists. For professionals willing to take on more responsibility or extra hours, we can offer a small stipend or performance bonus.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    helpers generally stay one of our private guest cottages (which rent for US$ 110 - 140 per day during the tourist season).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    St. Lucia is a popular holiday destination and is well serviced by international airlines. There is lots to do and see on the island including hiking, snorkeling, kite surfing, hot springs, waterfalls etc. Our property is very beautiful and there are two beaches just a 5 minute walk away. As a visitor, you are allowed to stay in the country for 6 weeks, after that you have to request an extension every 4 weeks, which costs US$ 80. We will pay this fee if you helpers with us, but you are not allowed to work on the island. Some nationals also require a visa before traveling to St. Lucia.

  • 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

    We have a good broadband connection and have had numerous people working remotely.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

Host ref number: 7569526674ac

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