Help improve and inspire others with the eco-friendly concept of zero waste in a hostel in East Timor


East Timor

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We opened this hostel about 2 years ago, always trying to improve and inspire others with the eco friendly concept of zero waste all connected with our animals (rabbits, turtles, ducks and cats) and proper recycling rules. We are also linked to permaculture and respective farms in another districts of Timor-Leste!
    We are a team of 5 people me- ''Vilar'' (from Portugal and teacher), my partner ''Fernando'' (from Macau and farmer), my wife ''Nana'' (from Indonesia), Lucy, Cinta and Maya (from Timor-Leste).
    Its a small place that easily you can fell at home as part of the family (even sometimes for the guests that stay longer).
    We eat all to together at the same table and same time with guests, staff and friends everyday. On Thursdays will have cinema section in our garden after dinner and once a while alive music at weekends.
    Its a place with open doors to everybody but saved where everybody are welcome (as guest/client/friend and/or voluntary).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    East Timor is a country still with all its customs and culture in is pure state. It's amazing and quite interesting to see all these differences. How happy this country is living only with the basics. Volunteer work will give you time to appreciate culture in a different prestige because you can live so close to that reality.
    Working in the hostel also gives you the opportunity to meet many organizations also involved in the development of the country namely in permaculture area. One of that organizations is directly connected with the hostel and there will be an opportunity for you to know this reality and participate as well.
    In the hostel you will be also able to improve your communication skills and learn about eco-friendly and zero waste environment with his animals, plants and our own recycling processes. Is wonderful how it’s possible not contribute to pollution by reusing almost everything.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help us in the operation of the hostel. In this hostel no one performs any task alone. This means that all tasks such as: Helping with reservations, responding to requests for accommodation, advising guests and assisting the operation of the restaurant and possibly other needs are always shared tasks.
    Upgrade or update websites/links or online applications connected with the hostel or another skills that the you think would be useful for us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be inside the hostel property. We have a room available only for the workers/volunteers.
    Food is always available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We need someone to work between 5-6 hours per day with 2 days off per week.
    If you know how to drive a motorbike is also available at the hostel, we are near beach and in front of the main East-Timor island (''Atauro'')

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    5-6 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 934722849983