===> WITH THE INTENTION FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL
We are striving for:
∞ a loving respectful co-existence in harmony with
∞ growing an intentional Permaculture community
∞ studying and applying phenomena observed in
∞ practicing healthy living and natural restoration
We welcome you with open arms to share in a joyous and unique holistic lifestyle exploring the magic of all there is!
We invite responsible, committed open-hearted nature loving kinfolk to becoming a vital part of our community.
Just a few minutes walk uphill from the open-minded and multi-cultural village of Uvita, we are located on the edge of the mountain rain forest in walking distance from the beaches of the National Marine Park Bahia Ballena on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
We are living right next to refreshing waterfalls and gorges river pools. Uvita and the surrounding area offers many tourist attractions and travelers can find everything they may want or need.
We offer a unique experience here …
∞ a month-long Work Exchange program for living,
working, studying and enjoying with us.
∞ mind-opening introductory classes, and ongoing
guidance, on creating a more happy and healthy
planet, and a healing lifestyle.
∞ a evolving community experience. Our numbers
fluctuate with the seasons (varying from 3-8). With
your help we will continue to grow into a free-of-
charge hands-on educational retreat, for co-
learning about natural health and healing, natural
and sustainable living, yoga & meditation.
From Workawayers we request:
∞ a minimum commitment of one month (early
booking is required January through April)
∞ that you participate with your full heart, creative
energy, practical experience and intention to evolve
∞ 3-4 hours of creative labor, 5 days a week, in the
(avoiding the heat of the day or early rain) (exact
work days and hours are flexible)
∞ communally creating meals and keeping the house
clean and beautiful (serving part of the daily house
∞ Since we are not yet a fully producing farm, we
cannot provide your food free of charge. We ask for
a monthly food donation of $150 or more
(minimum one month, no weekly or daily rates).
This does not cover the real costs of your
stay ( eg., food transport, monthly bills such as
electricity, internet, phone, water and candles,
laundry, toilet paper,
lightbulbs, broken glasses, educational
books,etc.) Therefore, we have a donation box.
Your experience will be what you make of it.
As part of our holistic lifestyle, our intention is for you to enjoy:
∞ a simple, almost exclusively raw plant based diet,
with an opportunity to fast
∞ a natural, tranquil and peaceful environment with a
minimum of artificial intrusions
(please bring only organic insect repellent, natural
scented body care, biodegradable soap and
shampoo, if at all)
∞ slowing down soon after dinner (after 8pm quietly
by candle light)
∞ resting early and getting up early
∞ celebrating at dawn the ancient Agnihotra fire ritual
∞ half an hour meditation and a sharing circle after
∞ casual public nudity
∞ Sunday in silence (fasting encouraged) and a
Weekly Worldwide Peace Meditation (join us from
internationally at 11.11pm Cairo time)
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***WEEKLY WORLDWIDE PEACE MEDITATION!!!***
We like to inspire each volunteer to relax, enjoy and explore ways in which they can
incorporate the introduced concepts into their own lives and inspire others to do the same.
If you are not feeling committed to, or truly interested in, living a simple and purely natural lifestyle (at least during your time here), this is NOT your place, for now.
A typical day might look like:
After a wonderful morning spent connecting with the land, creating and learning, you can simply relax, study further, play with arts and crafts or enjoy your afternoons visiting one of the amazing beaches, waterfalls and 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. Alternatively, we just hangout reading, relaxing, practicing Spanish, studying medicinal herbs or learning something new about nature and our relationship with her.
There is always plenty to do and discover, and there is an abundance of amazing people to share in the fun, the creative work and the learning!
We are looking forward working with you for a more happy and healthy planet and people!
Please keep reading below for further directions.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
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 helpers 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.
Besides maintaining our food forest we are working on a new living structures, creating more planting areas, creating a bigger aquaponic setup, planting more fruit trees, bananas, pineapples, and other edibles and constantly beautifying the place.
Please bring your own gloves, 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.
Please keep reading below for further directions.
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We invite you to sleep in one of our many hammocks, or one of our fewer mattresses - both in the second floor on the Yoga deck in our open house or under one of our large roofs away from the main house for more tranquility. You can also bring your own tent for a bit more privacy, which can be put almost anywhere 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.
It’s easy to get here by bus from San Jose or from the Panama boarder.
Read below for directions to find us.
Its easy to find us:
--> 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 (EASYRIDE, currently $59)
They will pick you up at the airport or your San Jose hotel and bring you direct to down town 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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4 hours, 5 days a week (work hours and days may vary)
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer's stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.
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