Creating together a heart-centered Permaculture healing community (committing at least for one month)

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  • Description

    Description

    WITH THE INTENTION FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL
    we are:
    - evolving human a settlement in harmony with nature
    - growing an intentional Permaculture community
    - studying and applying natural phenomena
    - practice healthy living and natural healing (including raw food, up with sunrise)

    We are still not many here (sometimes only 3-4-5), and with your help we will keep growing in to a free of charge hands-on educational retreat, for learning and practicing natural health and healing, practicing natural and sustainable living, yoga & meditation.

    Honor our sacred place with respect and we offer you the privilege to living, learning, working, and enjoying a life closest to natural.
    We invite open-hearted nature loving kinfolk to co-create our community through part-time* Work Exchange.
    We welcome you with open arms to participate with your heart, creative energy and experience and intension to evolve.

    WARNING:
    If you are not feeling committed or truly interested to live a purely natural lifestyle, (at least for the time being here)
    THIS IS NOT YOUR PLACE, FOR NOW.

    Our intention is for you to enjoy:
    - simple, almost exclusively raw plant based diet
    - slowing down after dinner (quietly by candle light)
    - resting early and getting up early
    - celebrating at dawn an ancient ritual, the Agnihotra fire continued with half an hour meditation and a sharing circle
    - casual public nudity
    - an environment with minimal artificials
    (please choose organic insect repellent, natural scented body care, biodegradable soap and shampoo, if at all)
    - a Sunday in silence (encouraging fasting)
    - the Weekly Worldwide Peace Meditation Sunday (start join from at home internationally 11.11pm Kairo time)

    The Work Exchange is available to responsible individuals committed to becoming a vital part of our community.
    For Workerawayers we request:
    - a minimum stay of one month
    - 4h per day of your creative time (5 days a week)
    in exchange for:
    - learning and enjoying an exciting and unique natural healing lifestyle
    - living paradisiacal in a food forest between lonely beaches and the edge of the mountain rainforest.

    We do our utmost to provide many eye opening experiences and we wish to receive the utmost in respectful participation in turn for the entire duration of your stay.
    This allows participants to learn a lot about natural health and healing, permaculture, organic farming, sustainable system practices, to improve their Spanish and ultimately, share in the joyous and holistic lifestyle exploring the magic of all there is.
    Your experience will be what you make of it.

    In addition to providing a tranquil and peaceful place that facilitates connection with nature, we strive to inspire each visitor to relax, enjoy and explore ways in which they can incorporate the introduced concepts in to their own lives.

    After a wonderful day spent creating and learning, you can relax and enjoy your afternoons visiting one of the amazing beaches, waterfalls or other attractions.
    At sunset we join to create the most delicious and healthy dinner, sharing our thoughts and feelings, take turns playing the guitar or exhibiting other talents.
    Alternately just hangout reading, relaxing, practicing Spanish, studying medicinal herbs or learn something else new about nature and our relationship with her.
    There is always plenty to do, to discover and an abundance of amazing people to share in the fun, the work and the learning.

    We are living in Permaculture inspired gardens between mountain rain forest and the beaches of the National Marine Park Bahia Ballena on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
    Just a few minutes walk uphill from the very open minded and multi cultural village of Uvita, we are located next to the refreshing waterfalls and river pools.
    Uvita and the surrounding area offers lots of tourist attractions and as a travelers you can find everything you want and need.


    *part-time work exchange
    Most participants prefer to work only 4 hours in the heat of the jungle and help with a small contribution for enjoying the freshest, healthiest and most delicious food.
    Since we are unfortunately not a producing farm, we cannot provide food free of charge.
    To book your space and provide for food related bills, we ask you to commit $140 for one month.
    This is not covering other real costs of your stay like to transport the food with our vehicles, monthly bills like electricity, internet, phone, water and candles, laundry, toilet paper, lightbulbs, broken glasses, educational books.
    Therefore we have a donation box.

    We are looking forward working with you for a more happy and healthy planet and people.
    Please keep reading below.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We are open to people that can wholeheartedly commit to working towards a happier and healthier planet and people.

    We are seeking self-motivated part-time workers* who are flexible, dependable, creative and efficient. Come with the desire to learn and co-create and with a sense of curiosity and an ability to observe, learn, grow and share.

    We ask that you commit for at least one month and prefer that you stay much longer.

    Our work exchange program usually starts on Monday and we ask you to arrive on the weekend before. We encourage you to come a couple of days before to enjoy our place as a guest, discover the region, meet the community and find out how things work here.

    We work on all kinds of tasks in the gardens, in and around the house.

    Please bring your own gloves, organic bug & natural scented sun protection, a flashlight and sturdy shoes or tracking sandals .
    If you are interested in coming, please contact us early since places are limited and very early booked for all dry season and times of vacation.

    Email also again at least 3-4 weeks before you are coming for possible changes and to see if you maybe can help us bringing some books, seeds, or other supplies we might need.
    We will order them online to you or ask you to get them and reimburse you at arrival.

    Thank you for your interest.
    We’re looking forward to meeting you and working with you towards a more sustainable relationship between humans and Mother Earth.

    *Part-time workers stay for free and pay partial costs for their meals and much fun without working all day.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Deutsch, Español

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We invite you to sleep in one of our many hammocks, one of our fewer mattresses - both in our open house or under one of our large roofs away from the main house for more tranquility.
    You also can bring your own tent for a bit more privacy, which can be put almost any where in the gardens including under a roof.
    If you require other types of accommodation contact us and maybe we will have something else available for the time you will be here.

    We share a beautiful open house with a nice and simple kitchen, blender, a fridge, a washing machine, electricity 110V/220V, internet, phone, cold and hot showers and a lot more.
    Its very nice living in a nature setting with ponds and fruit trees and an amazing wildlife just everywhere!

    The village of Uvita offers all you need, including big supermarkets, banks, ATMs, restaurants, bars, all kind of stores, pharmacies, medical care centers (including a dentist), beauty and massage salons, tourist information, car rentals, bicycle rentals, adventure tourism, internet cafes, taxis, buses and many other services and facilities.
    Its easy to get here by bus from San Jose or from the Panama boarder.
    Read below for more directions.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Directions:
    --> fly Costa Rica SAN JOSE Airport (SJO)
    from here you got two options PUBLIC BUS or SHARED SHUTTLE
    by PUBLIC BUS
    --> take a taxi or city bus to San Jose TRACOPA Bus Station
    --> take any DIRECTO bus going ZONA SUR / PANAMA,
    all buses stop in Uvita ( takes about $20 & 4+ hours )
    by SHARED SHUTTLE
    --> arrange a shared shuttle service direct to Uvita at (currently $59)
    They will pick you up at the airport or your San Jose hotel and bring you direct to down town Uvita.

    ARRIVAL UVITA
    Find Banco de Costa Rica and take a taxi or walk to the Waterfall.
    A taxi downtown is about $4.
    Walking takes about 20-25 minutes.
    We live diagonal from the Waterfall.
    Our entrance is a gate made out of trees, at the end of the waterfall parking on the left hand side
    Welcome HOME.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours, 5 days a week (flexibles days off)

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    This host charges a fee

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    We ask for a contribution to your food: $5 per day

Photos

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The Bronzy Hermit, one of the many species of birds that reside with us at the lodge. This bird often comes right into the restaurant.
A Humpback whale tail. Within walking distance of the Ballena National Marine Park, one of Costa Rica’s premier marine viewing areas.
The Fiery-billed Aracari, a daily visitor. This one was in the papaya just off the patio.
The Howler monkeys often provide our ‘wake-up call’ at around 5:30. This one was part of a group that we watched in March, just off the patio in the big fig tree.
This amazing waterfall (the drop is even higher behind me) is just a 45-minute walk into the mountains.
This is ‘our’ waterfall, just a 4-minute walk and across the dirt road. It’s about 30 feet (10 meters) high.
The ‘massage’ available in the waterfall — if you can take it!
The couch we sometimes have available for volunteers
Thats our little kitchen.
A view into the basement.
Hammocks at the basement.
Thats where we and our cars hangout.
Hammocks at the second floor.
Thats our breakfast table and where we hang out.
Thats how our breakfast looks sometimes.
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