Help cultivate fruit and vegetable gardens amongst lush nature, wildlife and waterfalls in Ella Town, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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    29/09/2019

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Resort encompasses 150 acres of land located 10 km from Ella Town, nearby the famous Ella Gap. The resort is surrounded by lush nature, wildlife and waterfalls. We are currently cultivating our land into fruit and vegetable gardens. We plan on cultivating banana and rice plantation as well. We would love to have foreign guests that could help us with promoting the area online, help gardening, help with computer or help with our sustainable eco projects. Creative people are also highly welcomed to bring ideas to decorate or paint around the area to give the place a more artistic (asian) touch.

    While the resort lies in a valley, volunteers will be accommodated in our Inn, which is up the mountain and has a view on the valley. This way you have easier access to go to other sights around Ella or Wellawaya.

    FREE accommodation is based on shared (2 or 3) rooms or private room depending on availability.
    FREE Western breakfast/Local Sri Lankan meals, fresh fruit(juice) are provided, depending or where you are helping that day.
    FREE transport is provided (cable car and truck) between our properties, going up and down the valley.

    Ella town and Wellawaya town can be reached 24/7 hourly, by local busses which cost only 40 rupees. We expect volunteers to help around 5 hours a day and stay a minimum of 14 days, but we prefer and encourage people to stay longer in the form of an internship for example.

    We don't charge you, unless you have some special wishes. We prefer motivated people that come up with their own initiatives and ideas to improve our jungle instead of telling you what to do.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Help together with locals, learn Sri Lankan language and culture. Most of our staff and managers have lots of local knowledge to share about ecological farming and indigenous knowledge about the jungle and it's plants, trees and wildlife.

  • Help

    Help

    Cultivating land into fruit/vegetable garden and banana plantations. Helping with (online) marketing to foreign tourists. Artistic people are very encouraged to stay and share artistic ideas to paint or construct. We plan on some educational project too, so we can teach guests about the jungle and it's indigenous knowledge through posters or a tiny museum.

    We prefer guests to come up with own initiatives and ideas to get started, instead of having to tell what to do and give assignments. Your own creative input is appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    FREE accommodation is based on shared (2 or 3) rooms or private room if required, depending on availability.
    FREE Western breakfast/Local Sri Lankan meals, fresh fruit(juice) are provided, depending or where you are helping that day.
    FREE transport is provided (cable cars and trucks) between our properties, going up and down the valley.

    Ella town and Wellawaya town can be reached 24/7 hourly, by local busses which cost only 40 rupees. We expect volunteers to help around 6 hours a day and stay a minimum of 14 days. We prefer and encourage people to stay longer in the form of an internship for example.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many tourist sights around this place. Lots of hiking trails. Ella town has lots of bars and restaurants. Wildlife, meditation, agriculture, temples, ayurvedic treatments, adventure and many more!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5


Host ref number: 921573518846