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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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..
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours/day, 5 days a week