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

Country: Costa Rica

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Workaway Host rating
5
Last Activity
23/10/2014

Description

We are an educational retreat (including sustainable gardening and living, yoga, meditation, natural health, healing and medicine) on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Here have Permaculture gardens, mountain rain forests, refreshing waterfalls, exciting wildlife galore, lots of tourist attractions 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 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 3-4 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.

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 slow down after sunset.

Area

at the waterfalls in Playa Uvita, South Pacific Coast, Costa Ballena, Costa Rica

Type of help

Teaching,
Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Art project,
Language practise,
Charity work,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Building,
Gardening

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 morning. 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.

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 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 pay partial costs for the meals and much fun without working all day.

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, or use one of our older tents, which can also be put any where 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 ...

please note that we are not operating at the waterfall hostel, and go straight ahead at the blue public water tank 150 steps at the adjacent property, right before the waterfalls left.
please do not enter the hostel if you are not intenting to stay there as a paying guest.
This host charges a fee
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Why does workaway.info allow listings of hosts who charge money?

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.
 

 

 

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

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

3-4

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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 ‘massage’ available in the waterfall — if you can take it!
The couch we sometimes have available for volunteers
The couch we sometimes have available for volunteers
Thats our little kitchen.
Thats our little kitchen.
A view into the basement.
A view into the basement.
Hammocks at the basement.
Hammocks at the basement.
Thats where we and our cars hangout.
Thats where we and our cars hangout.
Hammocks at the second floor.
Hammocks at the second floor.
Thats our breakfast table and where we hang out.
Thats our breakfast table and where we hang out.
Thats how our breakfast looks sometimes.
Thats how our breakfast looks sometimes.
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