Balenbouche Estate is a family run guesthouse and heritage site with a focus on living sustainably and close to nature, and creating a community. Over many years, we have built a wonderful network of locals and visitors who share a love for the peaceful, authentic and beautiful atmosphere of Balenbouche. Two beaches are on property and the South of St Lucia has some of the best attractions. We look forward to helping you get to know the island and people.
Our volunteers generally work 25 - 30 hours a week and are expected to help out wherever needed. They usually have a separate cottage to stay in, and have most of their meals with the family. Occasionally single volunteers may only have a room in the family home, especially in the tourist season when space is limited. Our full time team consists of a mother and daughter team, 1 kitchen staff, 2 housekeepers and 3-4 gardeners / general laborers. There are endless projects to do and many plans for the future, but our main focus is the upkeep and improvement of the 6 vacation cottages, and preparing meals for our guests. In addition, we are also currently home schooling a 9 year old who as of January 2023 is in 4th grade.