All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5 acres
Host ID: 44356
Country: Sri Lanka
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Last Updated: October 13, 2019
SRI LANKA ADVENTURE AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN OUR HERITAGE ART HOTEL IN THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF KANDY:
Food: Mostly local vegetarian rice and curry, however if you hanker for chicken everyday and lobster, it is best you buy these in and we can cook it for you unless you wish to do this yourselves..98% of our volunteers have been strict vegetarians and have been happy with our veggie dishes!
*We have a slot now and we WELCOME artists, sculptors and one with green fingers to help in the garden and all rounders to help our local family of staff, and lovely volunteer..'Some hospitality experience an added advantage..
* Volunteers happy to get their hands 'dirty'"!!!
*Our in house local staff treat volunteers with respect and we expect volunteers to live up to it and reciprocate, bearing in mind that our male staff are all *married men with children*, so please refrain from flirting.
Thank you gets you far!!
No one can afford to be arrogant, we are all hands on whatever the age!!
* Large cement sculptures is our exciting project these months..Our lovely volunteer daughters Jessica and Sydney have created two lovely mythological lions in memory of my brother.
Our lovely Sydney Lee Duncan has completed a magnificent cement lion in memory of my parents..
*Priority given to long stays.
Helping our volunteers and resident local staff with waitressing, housework.
Lovely artistic volunteer daughter from the USA just completed her 4th month, and has got a regular job on the island, HUGELY missed but is in close touch and could help anyone interested in coming to us.*
*We have also got a lovely deep sea diver Latvian volunteer daughter with us and has just completed 2 months, and is sadly going back to her regular underwater job in Latvia, and will be HUGELY missed, but happy to help anyone coming from that part of the globe.
Opportunity to stay in "One of the most extraordinary hotels of the world, with much color and some island history"..Leaks guide..
Use of hotel cinema, and swimming pool,which is surrounded by jungle, and guarded by fairies!
Dancing with duster and hoover, help making our website funky!!
We are in the midst of some amazing mirror work by our lovely `Turkish` volunteer daughter.
* Sorry but unable to take `volunteers` angry with the world, and who have a history of migraine!!! !!All happy well polite bunnies here.. Spirits get miffed with bad mannered and rude helpers, who upset other volunteers as everyone has 'ups and downs' and we are unable to manage negative and the sulky!!..
NO DRUGS TOO.
* Needed volunteers EXPERIENCED in the hospitality trade.
Minimum stay 6 weeks.
Help with our ongoing wall mosaics.
*Artists happy to add a spot on our exciting FANTASY wall murals!We love to see artists being inspired, souls able to roll up sleeves for 5-6 hours a day.
* Two days off a week.
* Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner provided.
*HF is a small,heritage ART HOME/hotel, with color and some island/ family history.
* 10 minutes stroll from the hustle and bustle of the ancient kingdom of Kandy,overlooking the famed golden roofed temple of the Tooth, Kandy lake and magnificent mountain scenery.
Flanked by jungle, sits this Anti Art Hotel` which the owner likes to call it, as it is primarily a Sri Lankan home, open to guests for meals and accommodation.
Built in the 30's by the owners parents.
Hosting many celebrities, inspiring `Stereophonics` single `Madam Helga`.
Decorated in a tropical whimsical manner by the owner.
Swimming pool surrounded by jungle and guarded by fairies, which volunteers are invited to use.
Cinema showing movies of your choosing, where helpers can watch movies from the past.
The owner, her husband, their rescued cat brothers,Tommy and Toby and family of staff, some of whom have been with the family for many,many decades,all of whom live in the house, and although not related by blood ARE VERY MUCH PART OF THE FAMILY and work as a team.
HF is HOME, and would not be so without their loyal support.
A home/hotel which is greatly loved, or misunderstood, many of our guests get very passionate about it, as do our `ancients` here.
A home with a strong heart!
Kandy is the center of the cultural triangle, and the ancient cities are close by.
The Kandy Botanical gardens said to be the finest in the East, is 20 minutes away from us.
Tea gardens and museum all within easy reach. There is much to do around Kandy.
Suit travelers looking for an adventure.
Board and good lodging in the hotel will be provided, with use of the swimming pool and cinema!
All the very best to all of you happy adventurers, wherever you may be!
Take care from all the Folly family, two legged and four, who look forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards Helgap