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Come help run our Bunk and Breakfast

World, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, San juan



Travel dates

27°C, 12:14

About the workproject

We need 6 volunteers

We are accepting volunteers now for April, May and June spots are filling fast so apply today, all volunteer opportunities are given on a first come first serve basis to those whose skills best match the positions available. We will accept applications going forward after June as well.

April 11th - 1 CO HOST*

*dates can be flexible

We are located in the beautiful top tourist destination of Condado Beach, one of the safest and most popular areas in San Juan. Only about 3 blocks from the Beach and 2 blocks from the best nightlife in San Juan. We're a short walk to the beach, grocery stores, Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's, restaurants, theaters, night life, clubs, museums and other amenities and attractions. Public bus stops are nearby and the local train/metro is just a short bus ride away. Come find our why we are the top rated work away program in San Juan and one of the best on the Island.

We are very open minded and accepting hosts and we do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. We have zero tolerance for prejudices, racism, sexism, homophobia, trans-phobia or any other discriminating behavior, speech or treatment towards our volunteers or guests. Anyone acting in such a way will be asked to leave permanently.

PLEASE NOTE: We do require a minimum 5 week commitment in order to be considered for our program. We also give preference to solo-workawayers as the program normally works better for them however couples who have good experience and good references will be considered if there is space available for them. We generally do not accept those under the age of 21 who lacks experience and/or good references.

About the host


Scott (32)

Host since



English, French, German, Spanish

Our house host is slowly learning Spanish but speaks English primarily. Our business owner speaks english primarily but is also fluent in Swiss-German, French and is learning Spanish.

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Our House Host Scott Strait comes from a small town in Pennsylvania, after going to school for business and real estate he ran his own business helping develop small businesses. He has a very extensive background in non-profit work and event planning. When he decided to come to Puerto Rico he packed 2 bags, bought a plane ticket and flew down never looking back. He has been with us for over a year now and is happier than ever. On his days off you can find him spending time with his better half Juan, exploring the island or working and spending time with guests.

The business owner Charles is from Canada but grew up in Switzerland. Prior to moving to Puerto Rico and opening Mango Mansion he worked in California in Marketing. When hes not focused on running the business Charles enjoys traveling, spending time with his partner Melvin and his pug Lola, relaxing at the beach or going out with friends.

Both Scott and Charles dedicate everything they have to creating a welcoming atmosphere for both our guests and co-hosts. They both go above and beyond to make sure that Mango Mansion is the best guesthouse on the Island.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support
  • eco projects
  • computer help

Expected workhours

  • 8 hours a day
  • 3 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

We currently have a private staff room that accommodates up to 6 co-hosts at any given time. The space includes storage options in the way of cubicles and under bunk space for bags. We are more than willing to try to accommodate any special requests or needs within reason for our co-hosts. The space will not have air conditioning until the spring time as Puerto Rico cools off enough during the winter that its not needed.

There are bikes available for use for easy transport around the area when they are not rented by guests. We do provide a buy back program to if you purchase a bike while staying with us. We also have a variety of outdoor gear including for the beach, snorkeling and even camping that can be used by the co-hosts.

Our co-hosts enjoy the same type of accommodations as guests. This includes our super comfortable Memory Foam mattresses, sturdy Ikea furniture, microfiber sheets and a mixture of staff towels for both bathing and beach use.

Bathrooms are all shared on the property and co-hosts have unlimited access to common areas during normal hours. This includes the courtyard, living area, kitchen, balcony and more.

Breakfast everyday will include: fresh fruit usually mangoes, toast with spreads, hard boiled eggs, coffee & milk.

  • self catering

Breakfast is included each morning from 8 am to 10 am. Fresh fruit, boiled eggs, whole grain toast, spreads, coffee and tea.

  • no money is involved