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Help with gardening, and getting to know the local people in Thanamalwila in Sri Lanka

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  • Última atividade: 18 jun. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: Sem período mínimo



  • Descrição


    We built this two story building as an escape for my father who’s a Buddhist monk. He has not stayed longer but he knows that the place is available if he wants to come. This place is located in Thanamalwila area in the center of a two acres farm land. It’s equipped with a patio, bathroom, and tiled floor. Great for a couple to live and do some gardening. There’s a River just about a block away. 10 min drive to Lunugamwehera Safari.
    Flexible Stays: Choose to stay at this place or one of the temples/ houses for an extended period or explore different temples during your visit. We can tailor your experience based on your preferences.
    • Community Engagement: Contribute to the temple's well-being by participating in cleaning and maintenance activities, or teaching English to novice monks.
    Please note that our stay program strictly prohibits alcohol, drugs, nudity, and smoking to maintain a sacred and serene atmosphere.
    Adorable one bedroom with patio is 14 miles from Tissa Wewa and 30 miles from Bundala Bird Sanctuary. Located 14 miles from Situlpawwa, the property has a garden and free private parking. This apartment comes with 1 bedroom upstairs with complete privacy and separate stair case from outside with attached bathroom and a living area, a patio, and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment. Kataragama Temple is 3.9 miles from the apartment, while Ranminitenna Tele Cinema Village is 11 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, 23 miles from Adorable one bedroom with patio (Uncle Fred House).
    Adorable one bed

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Travelers would have a place to stay, enjoy a meal for a small fee, and travel to nearby safari, and beach areas in Hambantota. Travelers will immediately notice the simple nature of the place as it is initially built for my dad who is a Buddhist monk (I live in Cambridge, Boston, USA), and my brother occupies the downstairs of the building. Upstairs is basically my father monk's place of living when he is visiting the town. It is newly constructed to make it look like a simple monk lodging upstairs. However, the place in itself is not a temple. No monks are living in it throughout the year.
    For meditation related questions, I will provide my contact details and you can reach out to me. I have been ordained as a Buddhist monk for twenty years and living in USA for the last ten years.

    There is a temple near by in the village too, and travelers can explore the local temple and observe its functions and shrines. Additionally, travelers have the opportunity to visit Buduruwagala temple just two towns away, nearly 34 km from Thanamalwila where the house is based. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century.
    A workawayer would see that the place is not a cultural center. It is simply located in a village in Sri Lanka. The locals are born Buddhists, that means, they do not practice much of Buddhism at all besides from visiting the temple on full moon days. They also don't speak English. This place is not in a tourist town. There is a school nearby: the Kithulkote School. Workawayer can visit the school and converse with the English teacher and volunteer to teach English if they feel like doing so. No obligation. Anything else, please email and ask, I will be happy to provide details as needed.

  • Ajuda


    Any wood cabin builder? If you are good at building things, I'd love it if you could help us with building a two story cabin, at least that has become a priority now. Additionally, in our two acres land, gardening (pulling weeds, and clearing the land), watering plans maybe needed. If you like teaching English, and socializing with the villagers, that can be arranged.

    If you would like to teach English to novice monks, there are several places: one monastic school is in Southern Sri Lanka (Pitabeddara Sri Gangagiri Vihara Monastery and Sri Vipulasara Pirivena), and another in Tissamaharama (Sri Vidyakeerthi Pirivena, Beralihela), or Asgiriya Pirivena in Kandy can be arranged. Please let me know, and I can arrange for you to stay, and connect with the monastic schools in those respective places.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I speak Sinhalese and English, any other language is welcome

  • Acomodação


    In Thanamalwila property, we have an upstairs room with an attached bathroom and a patio. There is a gas stove and pots available for cooking. I highly encourage you to prepare your own meals while here. Local food can be cooked and be provided if you like to taste some, but we will have to charge a small fee. Rotie, rice and curries, bread, butter, sweet potatoes, beans, lentils, will be the options. I highly encourage our travelers to prepare their own meals in the kitchen upstairs. There are local shops open from 7 am to 9 pm within 5 km radius where you can buy vegetables and prepare a fresh meal. My brother who lives downstairs has his tuk tuk that you can hire if needed.
    Upstairs unit has AC, wifi, and a washing machine. Absolutely no smoking, no drugs, and no alcohol.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Downstairs is occupied by my brother's family that’s hosting. A wife and husband, and their 1 year old baby girl.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We have a wifi connection

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Open space for parking

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais


  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 433371386141



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