Help create a sustainable retreat that supports the local community, Sri Lanka

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    Última actividad

    17/01/2021

  • Medallas

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  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Honoured to be selected Host of the Month by WorkAway
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    We took a break from accepting WA'ers back in Sept 2018 - but then came Covid - things are still unsure - see note at end.

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    We are a Coconut plantation with the second biggest lagoon in Sri Lanka as one boundary. It is a stunning property and apart from Coconut has Cashew, Mango and other crops. Located about 2 hours north of the Colombo airport almost adjoining Wilpattu, Sri Lanka's largest National Park (with Leopard, Elephant and a whole lot more) which has an entrance just 30 mins away.

    The closeness to the wildlife park means we have a lot of wildlife - monkeys (a few too many), peacocks, lizards, geckos, land monitors and many more - deer are often spotted on our land depending on the season. The bird life includes types of eagles and you’ll see lots of butterflies.

    We are considering creating simple sustainable accommodation that supports the local community, to cater to the needs of short-term visitors.

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    Take a look at our feedback - all except 3 WA'ers have left feedback. We have very few WA'ers at a time and have a minimum 2 week stay requirement. To ensure that both parties benefit from the experience - we are careful and a bit slow about confirmations - but responses are fast.
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    Please do read this profile carefully and if interested...

    ...let me know about yourself, how long you'll be in the country, what else you'd like to see & experience, how long you'd like to stay with us and how you think you may help - and do ask plenty of questions.

    ONLY a detailed email from a prospective WorkAwayer will be considered
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    update January 02, 2021 - we had taken a break from accepting WA'ers since the last ones in Sept 2018. Intended to restart in 2020.

    Then came Covid-19. Now we will continue to watch the situation and once the airport re-opens and the country remains safe - we will make a decision as dates become more certain.

    Most successful WA'ers have applied well in advance and that is something we encourage and it has worked well for both sides. If you like what you read and think you can fit in and are applying at least 3 months in advance - please feel free to apply.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will be in a;
    >> relatively sparsely populated and very rural part of the country - with very limited impact from traditional tourism
    >> multi-ethnic area with Sinhalese, Tamil & Muslim people who follow Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam or Catholicism

    You will be able to;
    >> explore the local area by foot, bikes & kayaks - more extended exploration by bus and/or trishaw (tuk tuk)
    >> meet & interact with local people, visit them in their homes, share meals and socialise with them
    >> interact with the local fishing & farming community
    >> visit local places of worship - buddhist temples, hindu kovils, muslim mosques and catholic churches - as well as visiting small rural schools, hospitals, markets and other community facilities
    >> experience traditional food, cooked on firewood and also learn & participate in the cooking

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for people to help us in a variety of areas
    - researching and documenting things to do locally
    - helping make the accommodation more suitable
    - photography
    - carpentry
    - website (Wordpress skills) & social media development

    Basically fun people, who can think out of the box and help strategize sustainable solutions that impact positively on the property and the local community.

    We ask that you put in 25 hours a week in a structured manner that also permits you to enjoy and experience the area during your stay.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Sinhalese: Fluido
    Tamil: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Think of it as camping - there are a number of simple local-style thatched houses, toilets & showers are nearby. The buildings including shared sleeping quarters are built to make maximum use of natural ventilation as this part of the country is hot and usually very dry. Inside the houses it is much cooler during most of the day and there is also a great tree-house to read, relax, meditate, do yoga, doze, sleep...

    Great simple traditional food - mainly vegetarian, no meat but depending on the season there's great fresh crabs and prawns available straight from the lagoon

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Our food is spicy we can make it much less spicy however it is local and will remain somewhat spicy. We cannot provide individual options as food is cooked in one lot for everyone. Most importantly the food is very fresh and cooked on firewood with local ingredients 3 times a day.

    We have kayaks and bikes - swimming in the lagoon is totally safe, although it's very shallow so you have to go out a bit to get into deeper water. You can take a boat over to Kalpitiya (it's just 6km across the water - OR 75 kms by road!!!) visit the village market, schools, temple, mosque, kovil & church. You can easily integrate, participate and really understand how small village life works in Sri Lanka.

    Depending on the season you can join a fisherman and go fishing for crab, prawns or fish in the traditional way, visit Wilpattu a really amazing National Park just 30 minutes away.

    Please note that we do not have WiFi on the estate - however we recommend that all WA'ers bring an unlocked SmartPhone and they can get a SIM for about Euro/US$ 8 that lasts 30 days and gives 4Gb daytime & 5Gb nighttime (plus some free calls & text messages)- very useful including for travelling with Google Maps etc

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

the salt pans near the estate
one of the accomodation options
Julia with Tony the Pony down by the water
peacock eggs
a church feast on an uninhabited island nearby
getting ready for fire-walking near the estate with Jenny & Florian
a beehive on the estate in the traditional style
there are many "non-coconut" areas to lounge or sling a hammock - most with stunning views
take out one of our traditional canoes or a modern kayak
just another sunset - taken from one of the possible accomodation options






















































Número de referencia de anfitrión: 871789487542