Be our Winter Maintenance volunteer!

The Exchange

Hi there! Starting 1st of January you are welcome to apply to live on board and help us with the maintenance of the ship. Please read all info first. Keep in mind that we do not sail during this time. You'll receive 3 meals a day + sailing credit for each month stayed on board. Minimum stay 30 days. We require handyman of all kinds for woodwork, electricity, deck refit, sail repairs, etc etc, AND a cook to feed the hard working crew.

What you offer

6 hours of help per day

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We require experienced carpenters, plumbers, electricians, sail makers... handy(wo)men of all kind for repairs, new parts and installations.

Activities & Shift

On the weekends we welcome visitors to the ship and in shifts you will be ensuring their safety and answering their questions if required.

You can practice your Spanish or Basque!

Generally Mondays is off :)


We ask for a deposit to ensure you will arrive and stay as agreed. The minimum stay is 1 month because the experience shows that this is the time you need to become familiar and learn what needs to be done and to become more independent in your work.

You can stay as long as you'd like!

After your successful stay your deposit is fully returned.