Improve your Spanish while helping on an organic sheep and goat farm in Western Panama!

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Panama

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Swiss couple who have an organic sheep and goat farm in Panama. Our aim is to have an integrated production: the wood goes to the stables to the wormfarm and becomes organic fertiliser. The animals (and we) only eat what we produce on the farm. We are not there yet, but moving in the right direction, we hope.
    We have 12 employees, partly latinos, partly indigenous.
    We love having young (and older) people around and believe that it is a great opportunity for them and for our workers to get to know other cultures.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    We need people with an interest in eco projects who are willing to integrate themselves in a rural environment with Spanish-speaking locals. Perfect for somebody who wants to improve their Spanish. Basic Spanish is imperative.

    We expect our workaways to be interested and curious and to participate in additional work, if the need arises.

    150 sheeps and 10 goats have to be looked after and if somebody would like to work with animals. this is the opportunity.

    Our eco-touristic project is just being implemented, so the opportunities are manifold.

    However, a caveat: Farm work is hard work and the days are hot and strenuous. You should stay at least 3 weeks to be a real help and understand the philosophy and its implementation. And there is absolutely nothing to do in the village, after work or at weekends.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, German , French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Individual room with shared bathroom on the farm. Lunch is provided for, breakfast and dinner can be cooked individually or as a team.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is in a very rural area, just 10 minutes on foot from the village, near the sea and the Interamerican highway. one hour from David, the second-largest city in Panama. However, there is nothing to do in the village except play football or basketball with the locals. So not the place for party freaks.
    It is an ideal opportunity to improve your Spanish, as nobody (other than us) speaks anything but Spanish. Our team on the farm consists of 10, mostly young men who are very friendly and welcoming.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day - 25 hours a week











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