Aidez-nous à créer un centre d'hébergement durable qui soutient la communauté locale, Sri Lanka

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  • Description

    Description

    Honoured to be selected Host of the Month by WorkAway
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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 Nov 26, 2019 - due to a number of reasons we have not been accepting WA'ers since the last ones in Sept 2018. Looking at restarting in 2020. Most successful WA'ers have applied well in advance and that is something I 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.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Autres
    Eco-volontariat
    Aide avec les animaux
    Aide avec les langues
    Projet artistique
    Aide informatique / Internet
    Enseignement

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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

  • Aide

    Aide

    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.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English, Sinhala, Tamil

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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

  • 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

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






















































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