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Help needed for running a guesthouse in Alappuzha/Alleppey, Kerala, South India. Located close to Alleppey beach. Long running homestay with 5 rooms, garden and pets.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Meet other tourists from all over the world, maybe share a beer in the weekends :)
The owner's great passion at this time is his book - a historical novel with an interesting theme - 'how to live the perfect life'. The ongoing project incorporates philosophical tenets that include atheism, finance free lifestyle, suppression of the ego, among others that, if adopted in daily life, could lead to a more harmonious existence. So, volunteers not suited for proofreading, can, also, if they wish, take a peek at the book while they are here, and declare their ideals of what it takes to form the perfect existence. It could lead to a lively discussion, which should benefit both parties.
Also, make use of free time to chat with the guests who check in (positive chat only, please, but Trump bashing is allowed :), share experiences and foster friendships. Yes? :)
General help around the house, especially raking the garden in the morning, room cleaning, helping enter tourist data in register, computer, etc. We are a guesthouse catering to International travelers and thus, there's always maintenance work needed at home- art work in the theme rooms, painting of walls, carpentry work, etc. There is space for a planned restaurant in our front yard. So, could us volunteers who posess construction skills, welding, carpentry, cementing work, etc.
The owner is writing a historical novel, in English, and so needs volunteers who have completed creative writing courses who can help proofread and edit. Those familiar with and are experienced in the use of grammar, tense, style, passive voice, show don't tell techniques and other writing tools are welcome. A volunteer who can help with the cleaning duties for three to four hours and then with proofreading, or vice versa would be ideal. Flexibility is a keyword.
We have an array of pets including a horse. Owner also has a one and half year old baby. Bewarned, both the baby and pets may vie for your attention, and affection:)
We will be strict on work ethics and timings. Prefer volunteers to start early and finish early, so they can have time off for the rest of the day.
Room with bathroom attached.
Bfast, lunch & dinner provided. Breakky - toast and two scrambled eggs, tea. Lunch - same as host - usually rice, two veg dishes. Fish or chicken every couple of days. Dinner - chappathies and veg dish.
Alleppey is the center of backwater tourism in Alleppey. Nice to take the local ferry (very cheap) and explore the villages that dot the beautiful scenic backwaters. Also as we are close to the beach - stroll down there to catch the sunset.There are a couple of other beautiful beaches not too far from the town - the Marari beach - 20 minuteness drive is really beautiful. The snake temple is about 40 minutes drive. The guesthouses and lake side houseboat jetties are all spread out in Alleppey, and although tourism is big here, one cannot yet call it a touristy place. It's a nice place to chill and relax.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week