Discover the culture in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka and help us at our hostel

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Welcome to our Hostel, located between Dambulla and Sigiriya in our beautiful island country of Sri Lanka! Nestled in a small patch of jungle and surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, we provide our guests a wonderful chance to relax and explore the surrounding area. From safaris to one of the two national parks to sunrise or sunset hikes to Pidurangala Rock to the World Heritage Site, Lion's Rock, guests have many option to experience the nature and culture.

    While we are on many booking sites, we are spread very well through the backpacker community by word of mouth as our guests really enjoy their time with us. We provide a very relaxed atmosphere, awesome, vegetarian Sri Lankan dishes
    prepared by our local cook, multiple room options most popular being our 17 bed, open air dorm room situation on the upper deck and facing the jungle. We, the owners, our staff and our energetic volunteers try to provide a family atmosphere so when guests leave, they are no longer a guest but part of the family.

    We are in the hostel trade and operate in the development of tourism mainly providing for our adventure loving patrons by giving them the opportunity of understanding and knowing known and lesser known locations in Sri Lanka. Whether it is Lion's Rock or a small temple tucked in the jungle just a 2km walk away, we provide multiple options to explore for each fitness level, different tastes and budgets in mind.

    We are a private organisation, registered with the government. We have started our venture in Sigiriya and are expanding to other locations on this glorious island. We love having volunteers sharing this experience with us while they too live up a unique experience.

    We are constantly expanding, building, improving and in the process of development. We are presently operating our lovely hostel in Sigiriya which we are developing with new ideas and adventures where the guests intermingle with the local nature, culture and our friendly locals

    *️*️*️*️*️We are currently looking for a yoga teacher, massage therapist and volunteers to help with daily operations and guests services. We provide a family atmosphere but are mindful that this is a business. All accommodation and meals will be provided during your stay with us. As a yoga teacher and/or massage therapist you will be expected to set a schedule and help get guests involved. As a volunteer, you will need to help with general duties such as cleaning, preparing the rooms and grounds, greeting guests and helping with general labor. A minimum of one week and just 4-5 hours day are required so you will still have plenty of free time to enjoy yourself, explore and mingle with our amazing guests! If you are interested in joining please message us with some good details of what you are looking to contribute, accomplish and any relevant training you've had. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the family!!!!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in the cultural triangle of our country with a great history. By intermingling with locals and other communities in cultural activities like dance, music, and visiting villages, you can benefit such much more from this experience. Also coming to know children needs and helping where you can even introducing basic English is helpful. This is a great chance to offer something to the local community and in return learn the local language plus get those warm fuzzy feelings.

    You could learn the glorious, past history of this eastern part of the world and the unique irrigation culture of river to lake plus development of agriculture before the water reaches the sea! Also, the art of pot cooking and making various sweet meats as well as to visit and observe various ceremonies and be educated to understand local as well as international cultural practices and the differences.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like to have you join us in assisting in; building up our market trend in tourism, being active on our social media accounts, keeping records and basic clerical work (check-in/check-out of guests), expansion work in building, landscaping and gardening, general housekeeping tasks, and any help with developing our English would be appreciated and in return we will help you learn Sinhala, the language of the people.

    Also we need assistance with any eco projects around our hostel area (expanding the garden and new compost - yay!, building treehouses and/or tent spaces, more outdoor toilets, etc.) Any suggestions and ideas are always welcome to improve the hostel and our impact on the environment. We would love someone with experience in gardening, extensive horticulture/permaculture knowledge, sustainability, etc. !

    We strive to introduce Yoga and Meditation into our daily routine. If you are a yoga teacher or masseuse we would also love to have you come hold classes for our guests. Come tell us about any other mind/body/wellbeing techniques you have and we can talk about sharing them with our guests :)

    We require volunteers to stay for a minimum of 1 week. Any variation of the amount of time you can provided will be discussed, however, we are most likely to accept the volunteers who can stay longer. We prefer to take singles, but are open to accepting couples as well. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a private room for a couple. Accommodation will likely be shared with other workaway helpers or guests.

    Don't hesitate reaching out if you have any questions!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You are welcome to stay with us as one family in a hostel type accommodation. It will likely be shared with other workawayers/volunteers/guests.

    All your food and lodging will be INCLUDED.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bikes are available for volunteers to use and you can use the easily available local transport (buses and tuk tuks) to visit interesting places of historical, religious importance. Hiking, bird watching and tours to observe our wild animals can also be organised. We can advice you on any cultural pageants to observe, temples to visit, mountains to climb or do as you please on your own down time.

  • 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






















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