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 have a separate cottage to stay in although occasionally single volunteers may only have a room, and share the main house and meals with our family, especially in the tourist season when space is limited. However, you can also choose to prepare and/or eat your own meals, and work independently. Our team consists of my mother and myself, 3 housekeepers and 3-5 gardeners / general laborers. Occasionally, an independent contractor such as a builder, carpenter, or electrician will join our team for a few days or weeks. When working on an island at a historic property with limited resources, we need to improvise and remain very flexible. There are endless projects and plans for the future, but our main focus is the upkeep and improvement of the 6 guest cottages.