Help wanted at small developing Permaculture healing community at the waterfalls, near the beach Costa Rica



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


    We are in the process of setting up a small hands-on educational retreat practicing sustainable gardening and living, yoga, meditation, natural health, healing and medicine.

    Here we have here Permaculture intended gardens, mountain rain forests, refreshing waterfalls, an exciting wildlife galore, lots of tourist attractions around and a very open minded village with all you need and want !

    We live surrounded by tropical rain forests with toucans, hummingbirds, howler monkeys, tree frogs and much more to discover. We are just across the road from a refreshing waterfall with great swimming pools with other amazing falls just a short hike away, all in walking distance to the beach.
    We have many fruit trees including different bananas, mangos, star fruit and water apple, as well as lots of wild edibles and greens on the property.

    We invite people to come and co-create our community with part-time work exchange*.
    *Most volunteers prefer to give a small contribution in order to work only 4 hours in the heat of the jungle and still enjoy the freshest, healthiest and most delicious food.
    We are less a producing entity than a hands-on learning and healing center and have very limited funds, where we depend largely on your voluntarily help and donations*.
    Our vision is growing towards sustainability, learning in community and having fun in nature.
    We welcome your creative ideas and like to learn from your experience.
    In order to you slowing down, completely arriving and touching base here base and We require a minimum stay of 2 weeks and you need to register to come here.

    If you are not interested in a natural lifestyle, this is not your place.
    This includes a mainly raw plant based diet.
    We are also starting the day early at dawn and slowing down not late after sunset.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We are open to people that can wholeheartedly commit to working towards a 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 come for at least two weeks 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.

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

    Please bring your own gloves, bug & sun protection, a flashlight and sturdy shoes.
    If you are willing, please email at least a couple of weeks before you leave, to see if you can bring some books, seeds, or other supplies we might need and we will order to you or reimburse you for when you arrive.

    Thank you for your interest in working together here. We’re looking forward to 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. The cost for your food is $5 a day, your accommodation is free in return of 4 hours of work 5 times a week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Deutsch, Español

  • 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 roof away from the main house for more tranquility.
    You can bring your own tent for even more privacy, which can be put any where in the gardens including under a roof.
    If you require other types of accommodation contact me and maybe we will have something else available for the time you will be here.

    We share a beautiful open house with a nice kitchen, a fridge, a washing machine, electricity 110V/220V, internet, phone, cold and hot showers and lot more.
    Its a very nice living in a nature setting with ponds and fruit trees covering the property!

    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 with direct bus from San Jose or the boarder to Panama.
    For around $65 we can arrange an airport direct shuttle service to us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are not operating at the hostel, you need to go straight ahead at their entrance at the blue water tank and turn left at the next property entrance only 150 steps further at the adjacent property, right before the waterfalls left.
    please do not enter the hostel if you are not intenting to stay there as their paying guest.

  • 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



Click images to enlarge

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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