Learn about sustainable ways of living in our eco resort on the island of Bastimentos, Panama



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a young couple from Belgium in the process of growing a guesthouse into an eco resort on the island of Bastimentos. Our guesthouse is located 10 min by boat from bocas town and 20 min walk from the village of old bank. It is the closest solution from the village/town but offering lush greenery, space and a completely quiet environment. We have various little project going on including but not limited to construction, maintenance of the property (13 acres cacao farm) and the setting up a farm to table program in the garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveller will work closely with us but also with our one worker who is an Ngobe indian ethnic and loves sharing and learning about different cultures. Also the traveller will have the opportunity to leave in the nature, by the water and off the grid and by this learning about sustainable ways of living. Management of ressources etc..

  • Help


    For August we are looking for people who can help us with with day to day task; the other one would help with some cleaning and guest relation between 10 am and 3PM.

    We are also looking for people with knowledge of :

    - Farming or permaculture to assist us in starting a farm to table program.
    - A photographer to take pictures for our website, somebody with a drone is welcome to message us too.
    - Webdesigner

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The travellers will be accomodated in a private off the grid jungalow with private bathroom and deck. In the case we have a special request for the bungalow to be rented for long term the travellers would then be accomodated in a guestroom (also with private bathroom). We will provide some food for your meals (only the 5days a week that you work), you'll eat what we eat and in case we don't want to cook , we'll leave you some food that you can cook for yourself.
    We run a community table restaurant so usually dinner is taken with the guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property has a 200 meters water front and a bordering reef that offers great snorkeling. We also have kayaks at the disposal of clients that travellers would be allowed to use. The property also offers a lush environment with a rich biodiversity that can be observed on site (monkeys, anteaters, sloths, snakes, leaffrogs are all sighted regularly on the property). Depending on season the area also offers great surf and scubadiving. The archipelago also offers a variety of tours and we will be happy to youse the connections we have with tourguides to get the traveller preferential rates.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 767264177699