We are an Australian couple with a funky cocktail bar, 2.5 hours from Santa Cruz, 1750m high in the mountains offering an amazing cultural exchange! We are looking for a volunteer to help out with many jobs that can include babysitting, gardening, walking the dogs and maintenance. 4 hours per day, per person for food and accommodation. MUST SPEAK BASIC SPANISH, this is a small town in Bolivia.
Although accom and food is provided, we have a 6 1/2 year old, so you may have to help yourself and make your own food in general. The accommodation is a room inside the bar with a double bed, not comfortable for traveling "friends", as you are right amongst it. It does come with unlimited wifi. We have a beautiful roof terrace, and the space is your home when the bar is closed.
Samaipata is an amazing town, nicknamed "Samai-trapa", you will find it hard to leave. The locals are very open and accepting, the tourism is still slow enough not to be overwhelmed, you will be able to look into the real Bolivian lifestyle and culture whilst meeting many expats that live here varying from 18-75 years of age from 27 different nationalities. We border Amboro National Park, El Fuerte Ruins and Cuevas waterfalls, many things to experience. Lots of alternative lifestyles, organic farming, eco-construction, yoga, workshops and interesting conversations !
We run a super tight ship, so please only serious workawayers to apply. We live with a communal mentality, become part of the family and feel comfortable, clean up after yourselves, share your ideas and generally be an open and participating awesome human being ! We like if you can stay a minimum of 2 weeks, but 1 month is preferred. Time flies when you are having fun!
**** We also have a homestay workaway experience in Palermo, 20 mins down the mountain. 4 hours per day, Monday and Tuesday off. Walking the dogs and helping in the garden. Sleeping in a tent with comfy double bed and quilt under our patio, but sharing the house and life !
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
If you are someone who is on a short escape or has left home soil to take a break from the rat race, you will meet some of the most amazing folk here. You will get advice and hear success stories of people from around the world, with a similar idea, living a healthier less stressful life or living off the grid. This is a very cool town, so many characters, so many amazing Bolivians that are also in transition. It will open your eyes and make you feel like you can do anything!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
This is a fun but serious workaway experience. We have many projects on the go, including helping us with our 3 .5 year old, walking the dogs, general maintenance etc. We are very involved organising events and raising awareness for the street dogs and cats in Samaipata, so if you have a love for animals you can help with this. We also sponsor a local kinder, so if you have experience with special needs teaching or just want to visit they love to hear stories from around the world. There is also many opportunities to practise your spanish/english in the village by teach/learn conversations.
It is a room inside the bar so are amongst it all the time. It is a double bed so single people or couples only. We have an apartment next door which we share the living space and bathroom.
We are in the plaza, Samaipata Bolivia. Waterfalls, ruins, hiking, walks, workshops, yoga, acrobatics, international restaurants, great weather and always another Workawayer around the corner with another great project.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day 5 days a week