Our guesthouse is located in Ilha do Guajiru which is a beautiful and safe area in the northeast of Brazil. Ilha do Guajiru consist of just one street along the big kite surf lagoon. It's a very laid back and small kite-surf-place but it gets pretty busy in high season. It's very usual to see free donkeys, horses or cows passing your way. There are no supermarkets, banks or pharmacies, etc. in our small kite surf area (but lots of chilled bars, restaurants, etc.). However the next village with all the necessary shops and banks is 6 km away from our remote place and it's easy to get there. We have a combination of hostel and guesthouse. Our little restaurant is offering a tasty & healthy vegetarian cuisine which is the same kind of catering for our volunteers....certainly Caipirinha and cold beer is part of the Brazilian life style and will be served in our beach bar in front of the huge kite surf lagoon.
We are a small team with regular employees and volunteers. It's like a small family business as we are getting along very well and respect each other. I appreciate helpers in our team who like a peaceful and vegetarian life style. Generally we are happy about people who can help with the daily targets of a guesthouse but also help to manage our beach bar and help with the service in our vegetarian beach restaurant. Depending on the bookings it can be pretty chilled and relaxing but sometimes it can get very busy. Beside the daily help we also appreciate helpers with special skills in kite surfing, yoga, meditation, massage, gardening, online marketing, carpeting, art&design, vegan or vegetarian hobby-chefs, maintenance, hobby web-designer, English teacher for our staff, etc. However please feel free to contact us and ask about more details. !!! Please check out if the time period of your stay fits to your help and expectations with the season. !!!! ------ Targets in relation to the seasons: ----- --> mid January - March: This is the season where the wind drops down and when the rain is starting. So in January and February we can still have wind but it can also rain a lot. In February we are closing our guesthouse and therefore we only need people who enjoy a very quiet place, don't mind rain and like to help with maintenance, art, gardening or online marketing, etc. --> July - mid January: This is our windy season and we receive international kite surf guests. We need happy and friendly helpers who like to help with the general service of a guesthouse: If it's busy you are welcome to manage our beach bar and give us a hand in our vegetarian restaurant, keep the place neat or give it a glance with your creativity, help the guests to start and land their kite, if you are a kite surfer you can help with downwinder-tours, sometimes with breakfast or check-in and check-out, informing guests about tourist attraction and the area, etc. On more quiet days we like to improve the place and appreciate help with maintenance, gardening, art&design, yoga, meditation, paintings, online-marketing, administration, photos, etc. >>> Mid October - mid December: This is the highest season and we need help with the general targets. It can get very full and stressful but also fun and definitely windy. :) In this season we have a lot of German speaking guests and it might be more fun for you if you speak a bit German. However it's not necessary.
It's complicated, the place is perfect and the guests, employees and another volunteers as well but the host... I will not tell personal things but in general Angela is not a kind person to work, she don't understand anything about technical things and judge with the same way, and besides she start me to charge about my days there but in the end who owe me money is Angela because I put it everything of the website and webapp with my credit card and she not pay me back. I not recommend the position for who want to apply for a developer position.
4 months ago
Uau! Essa experiência me trouxe um mix de sensações. O lugar é paradisíaco, e pude me conectar com a natureza de forma impressionante. O difícil pra mim foi lidar com a maneira desrespeitosa com que a anfitriã tratava a mim e a maioria das pessoas que passavam pelo hostel. No entanto, sou muito grata pelo tanto que aprendi e pela conexão com os outros voluntários que me ajudaram muito. Recomendo esse hostel sim, se mudar de dona haha
5 months ago
Camila was very inexperienced and unfamiliar with general simple household chores. As a result, while we were in our peak season of the year and we actually needed her help, it was very time consuming to explain the basic tasks to her. She appeared extremely introverted or shy and did not interact with our guests at all ... not even a simple greeting in the morning.
I wouldn't recommend her for a place where the volunteers need to be friendly, social, and interactive.
Even if it was difficult for me to get to know her, I believe that she is a good person and tried her best.
Amei demais o tempo em que fiquei na pousada Coco Knots! Conheci pessoas de toda parte do mundo, aprimorei meu inglês, comi comidas veganas deliciosas, aprendi o valor da proatividade e, principalmente, encontrei uma família na qual eu pude confiar.
A rotina na pousada é tranquila e o local é muito seguro. Tive bastante tempo para relaxar e aproveitar a ilha.
Saudades demais de todos (funcionários, anfitriã, packers e doguinhos) que conheci!
5 months ago
Carol is a very sweet and open minded person who seems very interested in learning new things and likes to expand her mind.
She was not very familiar with simple household tasks but she learned very quick and was able to be a great help in our pousada.
The dynamic of the other volunteer members within the time of her stay was not a good support for the staff and guests but she stood out and helped with all her man power and heart.
I wish Carol all the best for her further journey. :)
O que mais me impressionou é que tudo na pousada tem propósito, de conexão com a natureza, alimentação saudável e sem crueldade animal (vegana), cuidado com cachorros da rua etc. Aprendi muitas coisas, tanto habilidades de culinária vegana, e bar, quanto sobre relacionamento interpessoal. Sou muito grata à Angela e a toda equipe que foram muito pacientes e me acolheram, me senti em casa.
6 months ago