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

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️LAST TIME UPDATES*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We installed a WATER TANK and a SHOWER in the project, we have WATER now*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️Project started phase 2 of building stage, setting up a farm space and a refuge for visitants, starting on March 1 to April 30*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️WELCOME FARMERS IN THIS DATES ALSO*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️We have also SOLAR LED LIGHTS installed in the project NOW*️️️️️️️
    *️️️We installed also a SOLAR POWERED USB port to charge the devices*️️️
    *️️️NOW we have an improved camping zone for two tents*️️️

    *️️️We are working in design task to build a WIND TURBINE using eolic energy, so we are looking for an engineer or someone with experience deploying this kind of solutions*️️️

    This farm is a perfect choice for those who love nature and wants to experiment what is life in the Central Pacific Range of mountains descending from Monteverde (widely appreciated for its biodiversity) to the coast.
    There are beautiful landscapes in the property, where you can see all the Pacific coastline (From Golfo de Nicoya to Caldera´s Port, including Puntarenas province and surrounding islands, Caballo, San Lucas, Pájaros, Chira and Venado). A great place to practice yoga, meditation or introspection, as we have no neighbours or people living in this land (nearest neighbour is 2 km away).
    Our project is about an ecological farm at the beginning of its construction, we are in reforestation tasks, planting trees from the same area, on land previously used for livestock.
    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 it is only possible to stay at the farm if you have a tent (we have just started the construction stage of facilities such as a cabin or a permanent place).
    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 multicolour butterflies, bees, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshopper, and many other insects. From here you can see also toucans and you can 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 basecamp, 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 ;).
    The lodging to offer consists of a space for a tent in the project, a large property with enough space to rest comfortably, also 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 one meal a day (Breakfast and/or Lunch) during workdays. Typical food prepared in a wood-stove with all the original taste from Costa Rica and wrapped in banana tree leaves by my mother as traditional elaboration in this town. 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 enough space for many tents, there is a camping zone, an eco-bathroom, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property that also works to enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience). We are working in designing a facility (a refuge) for those collaborators who are coming in the near future.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    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

    The help to be provided would be for any of the following activities:

    - Tree sowing.
    - Creation of spaces for an eco-sustainable farm.
    - Building some infrastructure necessary for the development of the project.
    - Food collection (it´s seasonal, from August to November) for example corn and/or beans.
    - Repair fences or boundaries of the farm.
    - Other tasks related to the previous ones ;)
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    La ayuda a prestar sería para cualquiera de las siguientes actividades:

    - Siembra de árboles.
    - Creación de espacios para una huerta eco-sostenible.
    - Recolección de alimentos (si es temporada, de agosto a noviembre) por ejemplo maíz y/o frijoles.
    - Reparación de cercas o linderos de la finca.
    - Otras labores relacionadas con las anteriores ;)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español- Inglés

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The lodging to offer consists of a space for a tent in the project, a large property with enough space to rest comfortably, also there is a wood deck where you can sleep with a sleeping bag while you enjoy the wonderful sky with all its magnificent stars and constellations (in summertime). We want to share with you at least one meal a day (Breakfast and/or Lunch) during workdays. Typical food prepared in a wood-stove with all the original taste from Costa Rica and wrapped in banana tree leaves as tradition dictated.
    In the project, there is enough space for many tents, there is a camping zone, an eco-bathroom, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property that also works to enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience). We are working in designing a facility (a refuge) for those collaborators who are coming in the near future.

    Requirement for ALL VISITANTS:
    - A tent

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


    Solutions in progress:

    (I am working on it, to be ready on April-May)
    - A USB port to charge any device (solar/wind powered) -READY
    - LED Lights (solar powered) READY
    - Implementation of solar and wind energy. SOLAR ENERGY READY AND WIND ENERGY IN PROGRESS
    - Gas stove. IN PROGRESS
    - Water supply. READY

    El alojamiento a brindar consiste en un espacio para tiendas de campaña en el proyecto, una amplia propiedad con espacio suficiente para descansar cómodo. En la propiedad hay también construida una plataforma de madera donde puedes quedarte con una bolsa para dormir y mirar el espectacular cielo lleno de estrellas y constelaciones en época de verano.
    Queremos compartir contigo al menos una comida diaria (desayuno/almuerzo) durante los días que trabajas, en el pueblo hay supermercados, donde puedes abastecerte de todos los productos que puedas requerir. Comida típica de la zona preparada según la tradición de la zona, en cocina de leña y envuelta en hoja de plátano, según lo dicta la tradición.
    En el proyecto hay una zona de camping, un eco-sanitario y una plataforma de madera para disfrutar los atardeceres. Estamos trabajando en el diseño de un refugio para aquellos colaboradores que nos visiten en un futuro cercano.

    Requisito para TODO VISITANTE:
    - Una tienda de campaña

    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

    Soluciones en progreso, en las cuales estoy trabajando para resolver en Abril-Mayo:
    - Puerto USB para cargar cualquier dispositivo (energía solar/eólica) LISTO
    - Luces LED (energía solar) LISTO
    - Implementaciones de energía solar y eólica SOLAR LISTA Y EÓLICA EN PROGRESO
    - Cocina de Gas EN PROGRESO
    - Suministro de agua. LISTO

  • 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 :)

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 4 days a week


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