Come and help with house/dog-sitting on the Island of Curacao

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Curacao

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Excellent opportunity for e-workers/digital nomads.

    I am a private person, recently retired and want to visit my family in Europe more often now. I was born here in Curacao, lived.studied/worked in Holland and came back on the island 21 years ago.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    An American movie actor said" wow, this is a REAL island, meaning: Curacao is not just sun, sea, sand, and no imitation of Miami as Aruba is. The island has a rich history and still many historic buildings. Papiamentu is the first language for maybe 80% of the inhabitants, and is one of the few "small" languages in the world that is growing in number of speakers. Furthermore most people speak Spanish and/or English and/or Dutch. Lots of beautiful Boca's here to relax, swim and dive. Nearby f.e. is an unspoiled fisherman's village Boca Sami (Boca Sint Michiel): jump in your car and be there within 15 minutes). Hiking possibilities. even modest (kite) surfing. Furthermore we have many things that you find in a "complete" country: university, airport, etc. Curacao is autonomous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. There is a growing group of people that are environment-conscious, wanting to preserve and to create more eco-friendly ways of living (organic food; a special challenge is the climate).

  • Help

    Help

    Hi, my name is Pam. It seems that for the moment I have no vacancy. However it could be that this would be the case in May or June of 2021. Am looking for help with dog and house sitting during my stay abroad where I participate in a project.

    I live in an little äntique" Curacao house in the outskirts of Willemstad. There is no great luxury and things like a pool etc. but to me it is a good comfortable home. There is air conditioning in the bedroom.
    There is only 1 not so big (10 kilo's) sweet dog to take care of, She takes 2 meals a day: one at beginning of the day and one at the beginning of the evening. She is 6,5 years young and has the garden with lots of lizards (900 m2) to exercise. There is very little work do do except from a little more cleaning because she is a bit handicapped (had a bad disease). Your being there is more about presence a least a couple of hours per day, and during the nights, than about hard work.
    Excellent place for e-working.
    It is very little "work" for 1 person, so that is why i am not specifically looking for couples (as utilities are quite expensive over here). However partner or friends could stay at a very low rate and there are studio's in the garden.
    It could well be that during my absence some other persons are staying in one of the 2 studio's. I manage their stay from a distance through the internet. It should not require any work from the work awayer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    my simple but comfortable one bedroom "antique" house with walls of sand and stones, almost 40 cm thick which helps against the heat. Wind blows through the house, (it is mostly there). The bedroom has a.c. Modest use of electricity and water is provided for however excess has to be paid. (meter) There are 2 studio's in the back of the garden which i rent sometimes, to f.e. medical tourists that come for tests or checkups to our hospital, or people that have come to stay and have to find their own home yet.

    Local neighborhood (very quiet during the day, dogs barking at night, maybe some music), located in the center of the island/outskirts of Willemstad. The city is 15 minutes by car, beach also. There is some public transport but not abundant, so it could take time to get somewhere. Depends. Under certain conditions I could lend you my car (VW polo). (student rentals are o.k., sometimes people buy a car and sell it when they leave) Gated garden, wifi. Could offer contacts.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Could introduce you to experts on flora, fauna, permaculture, arts, geology, diving (knowledge of the reefs) etc

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    decent wifi

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 7 days a week


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