Balenbouche Estate

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.


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Balenbouche is truly a beautiful place. If you want a place to slow down and get in touch with yourself and nature, then look no further!
Uta, Anitanja, Verena and Jai are the nicest people, and they really care about Balenbouche and want it to be all that it can be. Balenbouche was in a transitional period during my time their which meant that patience and flexibility came in handy :-)
My work started out in the kitchen which was challenging at times but a lot of fun and then i transitioned to teaching for the remainder of my time which I loved as it allowed me some creative freedom

hace 9 meses



This was my first time volunteering abroad and I could not have asked for a better experience. I was treated like family and was fully integrated in a lot of activities, meals and just general hangouts.

The workload was reasonable and the hours were very flexible. I worked on a couple of different websites including some of their friends'.

There is a very relaxed vibe on the estate with lots to discover (including a cool yoga barn, an old sugar mill and two beaches on property). I had a nice private room in the main house.

I would love to come back one day. Definitely recommended!

hace casi 2 años

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