Come and help us in our family guesthouse in Matara, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

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  • Description


    We are a Sri Lankan and Scottish couple who have a family run guesthouse on the south coast. The business has been in the family for over 30 years. We are currently expanding and looking for enthusiastic people who can help out in a number of areas.

    We have guest rooms, a restaurant, pool, bar and private beach. We are planning on developing the beach area to make it an attractive and interesting place for our guests to relax while enjoying the view, food and drinks.

    We are situated in Madiha, a quiet but upcoming area situated between Matara and Mirissa. The area has beautiful quiet beaches and is ideal for relaxing, snorkelling and diving. There are great surfing spots within walking distance of the guesthouse, including one directly in front of our main patio and restaurant. The area is well connected to spend your free time visiting the sites of the south coast by train, bus, tuktuk or taxi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our guesthouse you will interact daily with both tourists and locals, learning about the industry as well as local Sri Lankan culture. You will be exposed to Sri Lankan traditions, language and food. The area is still developing in terms of international tourism, so you will be able to get unique insight in the southern coast to local living in Madiha. In your free time, there are many cultural sites to visit, as well as beautiful beaches and surfing spots.

  • Help


    There are many different areas in which workawayers can assist us including:
    • Tech skills / computer help
    • Web development and SEO
    • Social media management
    • Art projects – we would love some new artwork for the hotel
    • Re-design the beach area and bar – fresh ideas to bring tourists in and ensure they’re comfortable and relaxed
    • Yoga classes – we have a stunning rooftop yoga space
    • Fresh ideas and training for our local chefs
    • Reception – multilingual workawayers could assist with welcoming guests, answering standard questions and directing them to management if needed
    • Photography skills are a plus

    We employ a full complement of local staff in each area of the day-to-day running and maintenance of the place – so, we are looking for people to work alongside them, bringing international experience and fresh ideas to the services we offer our guests.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private or shared room within the guesthouse with ensuite bathroom (sharing will only be with other workaway guests). Bed sheets and towels will be provided. You will have use of the pool and beach to relax. Wifi is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like guests who are looking to make our place their base for a few weeks. Certain projects and skills may suit themselves to shorter stays. Long stays are possible.

  • 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

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

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Host ref number: 995239523249