Come, Help, Enjoy & Learn in our Organic Farm in Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non-profit organization (NPO) working for the environment, we are building and helping nature to regenerate the forest, while we are planting trees, our goal is to have a green forest in near future!
    Now we have our FIRST REFUGE for visitants!! It´s a tiny house located in the mountains, inside them, being part of the environment, this house is waiting a little bit of love and giving in exchange peace and absolutely relax in this world :) -Open position for 1 person or a couple- We are in CORN planting season now!
    This farm is the perfect choice for those who love nature and wants to experiment what is living in the Central Pacific Range of mountains descending from Monteverde (widely appreciated for its biodiversity) to the coast. We are passionate for nature and animals, we are working to have a green forest some day in near future, we are in the process of creating a sustainable living space by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us and helping nature to regenerate :)
    Our project is about an ecological farm at the beginning of its construction, we are in reforestation tasks, planting trees from the zone, on land previously used for livestock, now we are doing everything possible to help nature, building a new habitat for wildlife!
    Our goal is to turn this land into a green forest, which also contains spaces to have a friendly-environment farm and as far as possible do not use chemical agents in the process when obtaining food from this land and generate responsible tourism in this zone in the future.
    At this moment, we finished building our first tiny house for travellers, a small but incredibly house with an amazing location, we are looking for a person who wants to give it a little bit of love and beautify the place even more, are you? :)
    We would like to find someone who has skills in gardening, farming, agriculture, permaculture, trade skills such as building, carpentry, landscaping and so on.
    There are beautiful landscapes in the property, where you can see all the Pacific coastline (From Golfo de Nicoya to Jacó Beach, including Puntarenas province and surrounding islands San Lucas, Caballo, Bejuco, Chira and Venado). A great place to practice yoga, meditation or introspection, as we have no neighbours or people living in this land in a permanent way (nearest neighbour is 2 km away).
    There is no cable, TV, electricity or even water (We have a WATER TANK and a SHOWER in the project, we have WATER now). We have also a SOLAR POWERED PANEL to charge USB devices.
    Cellphone network is available for KOLBI provider, so you can have data connection and internet in this way, for your consideration. Also, I recommend you to bring one SOLAR power cells, in this way you can have a camera or phone with you anytime as this is the homeland for a lot of insects, birds, mammals and anphibeos and you can see them anytime in your stay, so be prepared!
    Here, we have multicoloured butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshopper, and many other insects. From here you can see toucans and many kinds of birds, hear the monkeys (they are the real alarm in the mornings).
    If you are a lucky person, you can see a wonderful sunset from there (especially at the beginning of summer, from December to February).
    Also, my parents live in the nearest village (Sardinal, 7 km) to the project, so we have there a base-camp, any help you would need, you can ask in this place, my parents don´t speak English (My mother understand) so please be advised to practice your Spanish ;).
    We installed some benches and hammocks in the property, in the night you can enjoy the wonderful sky with all its magnificent stars and constellations (in summertime).
    We want to share with you at least the basic food ingredients (rice, beans, pasta, oil, salt) and a gas stove, you can bring your own ingredients and cook properly, using your favourite taste and flavour, while enjoying the beautiful landscape.
    In the town (Sardinal, 7 km) you can find supermarkets and goods, then you can come back by taxi, horse or walking.
    In the project, there is an Eco-bathroom, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property that also works to enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience).
    No one lives in the project (a permanent person living there) so you will be the happiest person on earth enjoying here. :)
    I am a professor in one of the most important universities in my country and I go to visit my farm as frequently as I can, my father is visiting also in his free time but no more than one or two times a week.
    OTHER UPDATES:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We installed a WATER TANK and a SHOWER, we have WATER now*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️️️️️SOLAR LED LIGHTS installed in the project NOW*️️️️️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️SOLAR POWERED USB port to charge the devices*️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️Improved camping zone for two tents*️️️️️️️
    *️️️️Improved kitchen space*️️️️
    *️️️️️️️My brother and I are building a WIND TURBINE using recycled materials to take advantage of wind energy, we are looking for an engineer or someone with experience deploying this kind of solutions*️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Project started phase 2 of building stage, planting CORN and setting up a GREENHOUSE, we are working on the design task, starting on May 1 to June 30*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    Trabajamos por el medio ambiente, es nuestra meta crear un gran bosque, tan grande como todas las colaboraciones que podamos recibir!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can go to visit Sardinal town (7 km from the farm), a beautiful rural village in the province of Puntarenas, central Pacific coast, where you can take a walk, find some fruits in the trees, go fishing, go for a swim in the rivers (we have three, ARANJUEZ, SARDINAL and ACAPULCO), go to the beach (it's half hour by bus, you can reach them in the PANAMERICAN WAY, 3 km from SARDINAL), visit some of the places at night (there are three bar-restaurants in the town) and make local friends, the people are very friendly and like to see people from other countries :)
    My parents live in the downtown, so you have a base there, also if you need some help, please be advised that my parents will be your nearest support, they are really friendly and willing to help you if you need.

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    Puedes visitar SARDINAL, un bello pueblito rural del país (en la provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Pacífico central) donde puedes hacer una caminata por el pueblo, salir a buscar frutas en los árboles, ir de pesca, ir a nadar al río, ir a la playa (está a media hora en auto), visitar los lugares de fiesta por las noches (hay tres bar-restaurante en el pueblo) y hacer amigos locales, la gente es muy amigable y les gusta ver gente de otras nacionalidades :)
    Mis padres viven en el centro del pueblo, así que tienes una base allí si requieres alguna ayuda, toma en consideración que ellos serán tus soportes más cercanos, son muy amigables y dispuestos a colaborar en cualquier necesidad.

  • Help

    Help

    We have many ongoing activities, you can join some of them, and also we are all the time open to hearing from our host their own ideas, we are here to support you and give help to bring those ideas to come reality. The help to be provided would be for any of the following activities:
    - Tree sowing and take care of the planted tress.
    - Creation of spaces for an organic and sustainable farm.
    - Building some infrastructure necessary for the development of the project (GREENHOUSE and others)
    - Farming, plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks like food collection (it´s seasonal, from August to November) for example corn and/or beans.
    - Repair fences or boundaries of the farm.
    - Painting
    - Other tasks related to the previous ones ;)
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    Tenemos muchas actividades en proceso, puedes unirte a algunas de ellas o bien proponer tus propias, allí estaremos para apoyarlas y hacerlas realidad!

    La ayuda a prestar sería para cualquiera de las siguientes actividades:

    - Siembra de árboles y cuidar lo que están sembrados.
    - Creación de espacios para una huerta orgánica y eco-sostenible. (VIVERO y similares)
    - Agricultura, plantar cultivos, sembrar semillas, ayudar en tareas de exterior como recolección de alimentos (sólo si es temporada, de agosto a noviembre) por ejemplo maíz y/o frijoles.
    - Reparación de cercas o linderos de la finca.
    - Pintar
    - Otras labores relacionadas con las anteriores ;)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español- Inglés

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The lodging to offer consists of a space in a tiny beautiful house, you will have a bed, a couch and bedsheets, bring your own sleeping bag. You will have also a space in the kitchen where you will cook your own food using a gas stove, we have also an ECO-bathroom, in a large property with enough space to rest properly.
    In the project, there is enough space for many tents, there is a camping zone, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property where you can enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience). We just finished building our first tiny house in recent days.
    We want to share with you at least the basic food ingredients (rice, beans, pasta, oil, salt) and a gas stove, you can bring your own ingredients and cook properly, using your favourite taste and flavour, while enjoying the beautiful landscape.

    Additional recommendations:
    - A solar-powered battery to charge your devices.
    - LED portable lights for the night.
    - A gas stove.
    - Clothes for cold, rainy and/or hot weather.
    - Additional food.

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    El alojamiento a brindar consiste en un espacio in una pequeña casa, tendrás tu cama, un colchón y ropa de cama, trae tu propia bolsa para dormir. Tendrás también un espacio en la cocina donde cocinarás tu propia comida, tenemos también un ECO-sanitario en el proyecto, en una amplia propiedad con suficiento espacio para descansar apropiadamente.
    En el proyecto hay suficiente espacio para muchas tiendas, hay una zona de camping, una plataforma para mirar los atardeceres, desde donde también se puedes ver atardeceres espectaculares. Apenas acabamos de terminar de construir nuestra pequeña casa para visitantes recientemente.

    Recomendadiones adicionales:
    - Un par de baterías externas USB para cargar tus dispositivos.
    - Luces LED portátiles para la noche.
    - Cocina de gas.
    - Ropa para frío y calor.
    - Comida adicional.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The weather is hot in summer (February-June / July), on average about 28 degrees C, in winter (July / August-January) it rains a lot and it's the perfect season to plant trees :)

    El clima es caliente en verano (Febrero-Junio/Julio), de media unos 28 grados C, en invierno (Julio/Agosto-Enero) llueve bastante y es la temporada perfecta para realizar la siembra de árboles :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 4 days a week

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