Help out at Ecolodge enjoying ocean, farm animals and nature, in Maio Island - Cape Verde


Cape Verde

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  • Description




    SEO expert
    Photographer / Videomaker
    Mural artist
    Yoga teacher


    The ecolodge, found on Maio Island - Cape Verde, in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is relatively new and constantly evolving.
    The resort, a walk from the beach, is composed by some housing units, a small square/BBQ zone and a little farm hosting animals saved from certain death.

    It all began as an idea of our family: we do embrace the ecotourism principles.
    Away from the chaos and smog, it's the right place for those who are looking for serenity and relax, like us.
    The eco-friendly village produces the 100% of energy it needs thanks to renewable energies: photovoltaic and wind generator were completely assembled by the head of the family and they needs constantly maintenance.

    We employ people from the nearby village: local staff is part of our big family. They have been working in the ecolodge since the first day and we hope they will stay with us for the next years. Local workers are crucial for us and nobody could replace them.

    Looking for happy and excited volunteers, nature and sea lovers, to help wherever and whenever necessary.
    We also need help with accounts, bookings, and emails (good ability in graphic designing and photography are added value). We definitely need people with social media management, marketing, and SEO skills to promote our project/instagram/website!

    We do prefer workaweyer who can stay TWO month minimum due to the difficulty to becoming familiar with our local staff who do not speak any other language than Kriol and mostly, with our animals: all of them have a turbulent history and they need some time to get confident with you.

    We are planning a touristic (but not intrusive) trip to see how local projects are developed in order to promote them: we would like to engage the tourists in the local communities, supporting local products like fresh fish and goat cheese produced by Capeverdean women.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All the employers are local so you will share a lot of times working and living together. Local people are always smiling, kind and genuine.
    Security men, technicians and gardeners who work here are very nice and ready to teach you their knowledge. They are very honest and good people who take care of the lodge with love.

    You can learn principles of responsible tourism, sustainable living, traditional Cape Verdean and Italian cooking, fishing, making cheese, and managing farm animals!

  • Help


    We definitely need volunteers with social media management, advertising, and SEO experience to promote our project/instagram/website.

    The volunteers might need to take care of the incoming (check the rooms are ready, pick the tourist up at the airport/port), arranging excursions if needed (rent a quad, car, etc.).
    Workaweyers should explain the philosophy of the ecoproject. If they like animals, can also help the local employers to manage the little farm.
    If they would like there is the possibility for them to get their hands dirty and learn a lot.
    I personally love wake me up early in the morning to help our local staff to give food to the animals (4 donkeys, 1 cow and her little cow, chickens and horse) and bring them to the near beach to clean them and have a bath together.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers will be staying in one of our accommodation at Ecolodge: a fully furnished apartment (1 or 2 bedrooms in accordance with the number of travelers) will be at their completely use. They will also have an equipped kitchen at their disposal.

    We will provide food from the resort restaurant but there is also a kitchen in the accommodation for workaweyers so they can cook by themselves.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 896261189183