Welcome aboard, sailing around Rio Dulce and preparing the boats for the carribean post hurricane season




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  • Description


    The project involves renovating 2 boats, one is a 31 feet french design monohull sailboat and the other one is a 40 feet solaris sunstream catamaran.
    A typical day is 2 to 3 hrs of work in the morning, followed by sailing to a new anchorage
    Activities are as varied as, kayaking, visiting remote villages, waterfall, canyons, dinghy sailing, hiking, snorkeling
    You will be confrontated to almost off grid situation as we sail to remoted places and as we are often limited in power, water and wifi acces.
    Life on the boat can be a all lot of fun but its not made for everyone. We work as a small community we share everything and live in a reduced space with a lot of people(up to ten), there's not a lot of privacy, not even in bathroom. However we manage to live all together and to make it work, even in hard moment we find solutions and make the impossible become possible.
    We are adventure seekers and enjoy challenging ourselfs.
    Minimum physical condition is needed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mostly by learning about the sailboats and the life that goes around it, Sailing skills, Ways of living off the grid at sea or inland. Tips about Central America and Mexico. Learning to live in a community. Having a more sustainable way of life. Visiting some beautiful places that are less touristically known, We also make some jewelry and can have some time to go about a few macramé points and incorporating fine rocks in necklace or bracelets.

  • Help


    Help needed in general maintenance, and many different kind of little job, painting, varnishing, carpenter, sanding, fiberglassing, fixing leaks, offering a walk to our dog, security at night with the boats at anchor, cooking, sailing, sewing sails, Bimini.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French English Spanish and bit of Italian

  • Accommodation


    on boats at anchor, sailboat 2 double, 2 single, cata, 4 double beds , 1 single

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask for participation to cover food cost , trying to keep it as low as possible, to respect everybody s budget.
    (The Contribution is Not Mandatory, you are also welcome to buy your own food)
    We have a kayak and a sailing dinghy to move around Rio Dulce on the water, as well as dinghy with outboard, free to use if you know how to manage the outboard,
    there are some pretty caves around , and also a canyon , hot water springs and some fun hikes , lots of rivers and canals to check out, monkeys in the trees.. Manatee in the water.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 hours/day, 5 days a week (NO FOOD)

Hot water waterfall Finca Paraiso Lake Izabal
One of the hike trough Bamboo field, Denis Beach Lake Izabal
Starboard front cabin in the cata
sailing in lake Izabal

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