Help wanted in Alleppey, Kerala, India for guesthouse & for proofreading.




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    Long running guesthouse with 5 rooms, garden, pets in Alappuzha/Alleppey, Kerala, South India. Located close to Alleppey beach. Family run.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Meet tourists from all over the world. Maybe share a beer in the weekends :)

    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? :)

  • Help


    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 and domestic travelers and thus, there's always cleaning, maintenance work needed at home- from art work in the themed rooms to painting of walls, carpentry work, etc.

    The owner is in the process of 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, point of view, 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:)

    Prefer volunteers to start early and finish early, so they can have time off for the rest of the day. While most of our Workawayers have extended their stay, there are some who left earlier than their stated tenure, which naturally puts us to difficulty and take away chances for others to sign up with us. We prefer only those willing to keep their commitments, as we keep ours to you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

    For Ayurveda practitioners, there is an ayurveda massage parlour a minute's walk from our house where ladies can recieve ayurveda massage training.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 826979636959