Help out at our sustainable learning center in the mountains of Costa Rica!

  • Costa Rica
  • Bisher 253 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 22 Aug. 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat



  • Beschreibung


    ¡Hola! Hi! Salut ! Oi! Ciao!

    Welcome to our farm!
    We're a community of people co-creating a more sustainable lifestyle, in harmony with nature.
    More than half of the farm is protected secondary forest with 50+ year old trees - a breath of fresh air in the heart of Costa Rica's deforested agricultural region. Other areas on the property include a bamboo forest for construction needs, a food forest with over 100 fruit trees, extensive organic gardens for personal consumption, and several bioconstruction projects. The project serves as an sustainable model contrasting with the chemical-based farms nearby.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We all learn through practice. One of the main goals of this project is Sustainability. And we love the different processes! Growing part of our own food, experiencing new recipes, creating structures from natural materials; but also learning how to cohabitate in a more conscious and holistic way, including non-violent communication, physical and spiritual wellness practices, like walking in the forest, dancing, meditating, collective massage sessions, tobacco prayers, etc. And for sure, everybody has always something to share from their own world, we really enjoy the cultural exchange that arises with people coming to our home.

  • Arbeit


    -We get up early, around 6:00 a.m, and go to bed early, around 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    -We make compost/vermicomposting/humanure. In the gardens we sometimes use forest soil, double dig everything and mulch garden beds for great results! Our techniques allow micro-organisms and worms to thrive and constantly improve the soil. We have a plant nursery and greenhouse which we use as microclimates to grow plants that are sensitive to the humidity in our region. In our farm laboratory, we prepare different biocontrollers such as trichoderma, lecanicillium and beauveria bassiana. We also prepare extracts from plants like gavilana (Neurolaena lobata), lemon grass, cinammon and madero negro (Gliricidia sepium). We shower our plants and trees with these products twice per week to keep them thriving. We plant biodiversity everywhere - flowers, veggies, root veggies, fruit trees, native trees, medicinal plants - which helps the balance of plagues with natural bio-controllers such as bees, wasps, lizards and birds.

    - We're constantly working on (bio) construction projects. There is a part of the farm where we harvest guadua bamboo that we cure and process in order to make different kind of structures like the green house, the composting center and the tepee. We could also be making smaller projects like furniture.

    -We rotate daily responsibilities such as cooking breakfast/lunch, cleaning common spaces, taking out the compost, organizing recycling, watering the plants, etc.

    - Much of the activities we do are physical in nature. The farm is in the mountains with steep slopes up and down.

    -Coexistence implies emotional and mental awareness. We hope you understand that EVERY RELATIONSHIP is important.

    - We bring the elements of the farm closer each day – the soil, the plants, the insects, the wildlife, the bamboo, the stones, the trees, the humans, the sun, the rain, the heat and the cold. There is a biodiversity of fauna throughout the country. On the farm, it is common for us to see spiders, scorpions, snakes, worms, lizards, butterflies, hummingbirds, birds and more. The farm is located at 1,200 meters above sea level and that is why there are cold days during the storms, fogs, rains and it is cold at night. Please take the time and reflect on your needs regarding these issues.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Portugiesisch: Fließend
    Italienisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    Shared bedroom with one other person. Common areas: kitchen, living room, gardens.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    During your time off, feel free to explore your creativity :)
    We encourage people to feel the rhythm of nature: take a walk in the forest or the town of La Flor and get to know the people around. You can read a book on your own or borrow one from our house library. Start a new journal, do some art craft, etc.
    You can also get the public bus in 10 min. walking distance from our farm. During the weekends, you might be interested in visiting amazing places around, like Irazu Volcano, Guayabo National Monument, Duran Sanatorium (“haunted” old building), Tapantí National Park, etc. Or if you want to go a little further away, consider taking a trip either to the Caribbean or the Pacific Coast… pura vida!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 216744191526

Feedback (1)

Weitere Bilder


Help with homework and learn the English language in San Rafael de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Help us with projects at our family place and de surrounded by nature in Cahuita, Limón, Costa Rica