We are a laid back hostel based in Guanaja one of the bay islands.
Guanaja is a beautifully lush island surrounded by sandy beaches with lots of snorkelling and hikes for the adventurous traveller.
Life in Guanaja is much more basic than the other bay islands, so you need to be a person that is happy in nature, enjoy periods of solitude, at peace with the odd power cut and internet outage and not afraid of the odd bug here and there. In return you will be rewarded with a place of tranquility that's much less travelled than the other bay islands, where you can get to experience local culture without hoards of other tourists.
Tourism is much slower in Guanaja than the other bay islands, so it's important you are ok with being the only person at the hostel on occasions, enjoying the space to yourself.
The hostel owner Aaron has made Guanaja his home for the last 9 years. Aaron lives on the property with his uncle Lenny who has been a resident of Guanaja for many decades.
Looking for volunteers over the age of 22 that are willing to spend a minimum of 4 weeks helping with projects such as gardening, construction, D.I.Y, creative projects, beach clean up, people who are good with social media and promotion. Volunteers need to be animal friendly since we have 4 dogs, 2 cats, lots of rabbits, and 12 chickens. The odd local horse is also known to pass by and hang out from time to time.
Pratique d’une langue
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Accueil / tourisme
Aide informatique / avec Internet
We speak mainly English here but are very open to learning more languages and would love to practice more Spanish.
Aaron is in the process of continued development of the hostel he has a background in carpentry and is very handy , if volunteers have a background in or skills in DIY this would be ideal.
We are looking for people who don’t mind getting hands-on and stuck into projects around the property.
We seek enthusiastic and energetic volunteers who can also bring fresh and new ideas. Those who are capable of constructing things around the property as well as getting involved in daily tasks such as upkeep of the hostel and feeding the animals.
We are also very interested in permaculture, so those with experience in this field would be invaluable to us helping to build on the sustainable vision we have for the property.
We expect around 4-5 hours of work 5 days a week, the minimum stay we take for work away is 4 weeks. We may consider shorter stays but this will be on a case by case basis and dependent on the skill required for what we are focused on at the time.
We provide free dormitory-style accommodation. We offer ingredients for 2 simple meals (breakfast & lunch), 5 days a week ( we provide staples such as oats, eggs, pasta, rice, beans, flour, milk, veg etc) which the volunteers will get involved in making for themselves, us or other volunteers.
Volunteers are responsible for purchasing and making their own evening meals as well as all meals on days off. Local stores are a 15 minute walk from the hostel and you can find an abundance of goods there, as well as a selection of eateries offering baleadas, pasteles, fried chicken, chicken wings, fish fingers and fries etc.
We also offer free filtered water and coffee and for when you really need to quench your thirst plenty fresh coconuts!
Guanaja island is a little less connected transport wise than the other bay islands. Getting here can take a little longer, so its good to plan for that. There are almost daily flights from La Ceiba direct to Guanaja airport with Lanhsa airlines, tickets cost about 1800 lempiras.
The cheaper option is the ferry that runs from Trujillo 3 times per week Mon, Wed and Fri at 1pm and costs 1000 lempiras, but it is always good to consider if you need to spend one night in Trujillo and pay the bus fare, you may almost pay the same in total. Flying is more reliable, as weather and waves play a big part in the ferry running on schedule.
Once you make it to the airport or dock we can help organise your onward travel here to the hostel.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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