Help with ayurvedic farm-hotel in Vieques Island a Spanish Virgin Island, Puerto Rico

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  • Description

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    My name is Sylvia, I am native from the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. I have developed a farm/ orchard/ small guest house project on the island of Vieques, a Spanish Virgin Island, which is part of Puerto Rico. Vieques on its own is a very enchanted place with virgin white sand beaches, turquoise water, coral reefs and a beautiful little mountain range. Also the most powerful bioluminescent bay in the world.

    I have created some amazing services for our guests, such as yoga, massages and vegan food, all together to create a space to recharge, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature and ones self. We are finishing our second stage of construction and expansion during the 'low season" from August to December. We are making more coins, building a wellness center and expanding our communal house and services. we are also creating an Ayurvedic apothecary

    At the moment we are only looking for a Hotel front desk position and Ayurvedic massage therapist.
    For the host position a Background in Hospitality is a most.
    For massage therapist, Ayurvedic therapy background is required
    This are both paid positions with great benefits and housing

    * * * * * * * * * * * * HOTEL HOST ASSISTANT * * * * * * * * * * *
    Our Hotel feels more like a home with a lot of communal areas and great activities for the guests. The interaction with Our hosts and the guests is more like when you are hosting a gathering in your house.
    the task are varied and the days are mixed with different activities ranging from greeting guests and checking then in with a tour of the property, helping serve breakfast, creating the infusions for the hotel, maintaining the communal areas tidy and presentable, helping guests plan their trip and a bit of answering emails.
    it's an overall a great fun position
    It requires good presence, with this we do not mean clean cut. Tatoos, funky hair and and groove fashion is welcome. But you need to be clean, respectful, multitasking, and responsible. Good knowledge on computers is necessary

    The staff house is two and a half acres on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the varied landscape all the way to the sea.
    The staff house has a magnificent view to the ocean, balconies and hammocks, super beautifully decorated
    all rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable
    Each staff member will have their own bedroom



    * * * * * * ** * * * * * *Ayurvedic MASSAGE THERAPIST // * * * * * * * * * * * *
    STARTING FEBRUARY 25
    3 -6 MONTHS MINIMUM COMMITMENT

    We are opening our Ayurvedic wellness house in which we will offer regular massages but also Ayurvedic therapies.
    you can see more information in our website under
    Previous knowledge in Ayurveda is a plus.
    Please send us a message to discuss payment and exchange. This will be evaluated according to length of stay, massage background and other details.

    We plan on paying aside for the massages dividing the gains by percentages between the therapist and the center. The bigger part of the percentage will go to the therapist
    Oils and herbs for baths nd other treatments will be made in house in our apothecary

    The staff house is two and a half acres on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the varied landscape all the way to the sea.
    The staff house has a magnificent view to the ocean, balconies and hammocks, super beautifully decorated
    all rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable
    Each staff member will have their own bedroom



    For this particular position we are looking for a longer commitment. Ideally 3 months to 6.
    Thank you





    ABOUT ME*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️
    I grew up in San Juan and went to college in the States for arts and photography. Eventually I ended up in New York, like so many. Work and love conspired and I stayed in that incredible city for almost 15 years. I returned to my beloved Island in 2006. Puerto Rico was struggling through a depression and I wanted to bring back all I had learned and try to make things better here. I also yearned to connect again with the wisdom of the land, the warmth and humor of its iconic people. After working for 5 years in the movie industry as well as designing restaurants I was ready to take a leap and create something in the spirit of the times. A fledgling culture of local, sustainable businesses were beginning to take root, an exciting development for our tough little Island, and I wanted to be part of that. I turned my home into a small guest house. My house is a typical Puerto Rican home decorated with family furniture and photos. It has a communal vegetarian kitchen and provides services such as yoga, workshops, off the beaten path tours, and communal dinners with local chefs that resource all their supplies from our farms. In 2012, this place was officially designated as a hotel: in San Juan, our capital city. We continue to thrive, supporting the growth of our neighborhood and its local businesses, and supporting the community.

    As some of you know, Puerto Rico is going through a very hard time, after having been turned upside down by the biggest hurricane in modern history. Hurricane Maria left the Island absolutely destroyed, and without power for months. Now, nearly a year later, Puerto Rico is rebounding due to the spirit of its people and to the help of countless organizations and individuals. The recovery has been an empowering process as it has provoked a growing awareness of the need for greater self-reliance. People are committing to a better life, one that involves more farming, renewable energy, and community engagement. New ideas and experiments are everywhere. More of us are turning inwards and looking at this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform our Island, live more sustainability, and invest in our people. It is exciting to see the Island rising strong, moving toward a brighter future. It is an amazing time in the life of Puerto Rico. I would like to bring to the Island of Vieques some of the same magic I have been able to create in San Juan , with even more sustainability given the space I have to farm and create. I hope you can join me!

    Finca in Vieques, is part of the new movement toward more farming, renewable energy, low impact living, and community engagement. A fully sustainable farmhouse-style hotel, Finca was designed and runs using the principles of permaculture.

    Thank you!

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Autres
    Eco-volontariat
    Aide à la maison
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    It will be our pleasure to share this piece of heaven with you in exchange of your help us run the guest house and continue rebuilding the gardens and farm
    We have in our team of workers a knowledgeable arborist and gardener name Charles and and an Organic Farmer Julia. If you come to work on the gardens we assure you a great learning and collaborating experience
    We also have a great team of carpenters, such as Sebastian and Cristian who have constructed hotels and restaurants in Puerto Rico as well as worked as art director in mayor Hollywood movies. There team will help you evolve your skills in these areas.
    I am a well established Interior designer and I have led many groups into building sets for movies, restaurants and I have built already 3 guesthouses. I am known to be very resourceful and to do things in a different way. I am always happy to listen to other creatives in my team and integrate there ideas and learn from them as well.

    I have been studing Ayurveda and I am planning on making all the products in the farm, such as biodegradable shampoos and beauty products provided as toiletries. I am happy to also share all I have learned and I look forward in learning from you, your travels and all the knowledge you bring with you.

    Our Chef is Brittany who has also trained in Ayurveda and is a vegan cook. To work is her is also a treat. she is respectful, knowledgeable and great to work with.

    We offer yoga daily at 7am and everyone from our staff is welcome to come. I actually would like to encourage everyone in the staff to join!

    The island offers an unusual paradise for nature lovers, with almost no sound or light pollution. The Milky Way is visible at night and the bio-luminescent bay is considered by many the best in the world. There are a handful of restaurants, grocery stores, and galleries. If you are someone who thrives in a bustling city, this is probably not the place for you. If you adore nature and like the idea of a quiet, simple retreat where you won't see a single traffic light or billboard, Vieques is just your speed. Finally, you must like dogs as I'll often be around with my gentle giant Maga (a labrador mix) and a recent addition to the pack, a small and vibrant 3 legged dog called Venus....Goddess of beauty and love, a baby golden retriever mix called Lotus and a local Vieques chic : Botas

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    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

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  • Aide

    Aide

    Our staff has been carefully chosen. We are a lovely family based on respect, support and community.

    The space we all run together is one that offer wellness services. The energy we each put into the space is very important. When you walk into Finca Victoria you realize the energy. It hugs you. This energy is created by all of us. So the energy you bring into the space and how you relate with your team mates is important. if the team is not solid and together in harmony our services will not be either

    Also the way you live your life matters.
    We all have fun here. But we are here to serve and share. To create a memorable experience to the visitors (and with each other) So a clean and clear mind and body is a must. you must walk the talk.

    Thank you for applying

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English and Spanish

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    The staff house is two and a half acres on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the varied landscape all the way to the sea.
    The staff house has a magnificent view to the ocean, balconies and hammocks, super beautifully decorated
    all rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable
    Each staff member will have their own bedroom

    We will provide fresh linen and towels.
    Meals are up to each individual
    For those that want to explore the night life you will need to go into town

    Also, there will be a vehicle in the farm that can be use for daily errands and sight seeing. The priority of this vehicle is for work, but we do make time to free it for exploration and tours. The car is managed by our floor manager, and we entice everyone to coordinate together their explorations to make the best use of the car. The car is only used during the day.

    There are other workers with cars that are always happy to share rides.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We offer payment

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

volunteers tent's view!
tents are big and spacious and volunteers can stand up the beds are off the floor and have a desk, electricity and a fan
comfortable mattresses and bedside table with lamp
guest house construction almost done
Maga and Malda
white sand beaches, summer all year round!
one of the many beaches.....
after a day of work, its mandatory to see the sunset n the beach


N° de référence hôte : 551732921784