Help on an organic farm with beautiful views in San Jose de Rivas, Costa Rice


Costa Rica


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  • Beschreibung


    Hello , my name is Michael. Along with my farm partner Korina, I have lived and worked in Costa Rica for 16 years after traveling to this beautiful country since the early 80’s kayaking and exploring. This Work Away project is located on a 15 acre mountain farm near the base of Mount Chirripo, the tallest peak in Costa Rica at over 12, 240 feet of elevation. The farm is located at 4500 ft which provides for sunny warm days ( mid 70’s ) and cooler nights at 65 degrees.
    This farm project is designed to be a new model for life and community living. Our goal is to give back to the community that supports us culturally and economically. There are a number of facets to this creative endeavor which might pique your interest so I will name a few. On the ground, we have a small high altitude coffee plantation which is being converted to all organic. Thanks to soils and altitude the coffee here is considered some of the best on the planet and if you would like to learn about and understand the world of coffee, the farm can offer you a full education. Also part of the organic approach to feeding our community , we have countless varieties of banana, plátano, citrus of all types, avocados as well as unique non commercial fruiting trees and more to plant. We are reforesting the property as well returning the land to tropical rainforest to sequester more Carbon Dioxide and generate more oxygen. The air here is pure as it gets and various natural springs, creeks and waterfalls on the property maintain a strong negative ion atmosphere in the forested areas. ITS A HAPPY PLACE. Worth mentioning is we are an off the grid project at this time and are happy to have you learn with us about Solar grid tie and non grid tie solar systems along with Micro hydro energy production.
    New and growing, ( pardon the pun ), will be a small collection of greenhouse as they are used in Costa Rica. With ample rainfall most of the year, many edible herbs and plants are propagated and grown to maturity in open air greenhouses that protect them from the rains. We hope to expand this year into greater food production, medicinal herb cultivations, berries and fruits as well as tropical flowering plants. Finally and perhaps the most interesting aspect of the farm is the network of mountain trails we have created throughout the 15 acres. These trails are a joy to walk taking you into shaded forest jungle to waterfalls, cascades and various stream crossings along hillside vistas and to unique points of interests.
    To complete the experience here we have panoramic accommodations for our workers and guests, a teak wood open air yoga and training studio, various cooking facilities and an area of the property to support the goats , chickens and horses we plan to bring back to the farm.
    So if you are interested in hands on work building bridges, structures and art effects on the property, let me know. if you have a talent for gardening and aesthetic plants, there is plenty to get your hands dirty. If you have a gift for teaching a particular modality or philosophy, let us know about this too as the farm is more than a farm. It is intended to be a place where we all learn together. Where we care for the Caregivers and give back to the Givers in the community.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten

  • 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

    There is so much one can receive from this opportunity. We are looking for a 5 hour workday for 5 days per week. If desired there is a Spanish lesson given each day, yoga and mantra classes provided along with room and meals which are made up of the staple here of beans and rice along with all of the fruits and vegetables we grow here on the property. Culturally we are in a rural like area where nearly all our neighbors are Costa Ricans who grew up here. You will not find friendlier nor more generous people anywhere and as your Spanish improves, your enjoyment of these people and their stories and their lives can be life changing. The area here provides great Trail hiking to amazing places, big river experiences and swimming options galore. We have a local organic market every Wednesday which is a big social gathering with amazing products to buy and enjoy. Particular to the farm here is a open dialogue to explore ourselves. Spiritual practices, ceremony respecting the land and the source of all this bounty is encouraged and conversations sharing many of the teachings of the masters of our time are welcomed. We are relatively close to the beaches of the Southern Zone and our “big town” of San Isidro is just 9 miles away with all the color and culture of a larger Costa Rican town.

  • Arbeit


    The assistance we are looking for is from easy clearing the trails of leaves to workawayers with hands on construction experience. Gardening and building up the organic potential of the land is a big part of our mission here. Pruning trees, working in the greenhouse and keeping the weeds down is a rewarding part of nearly every day. During the harvest ( mid November to mid January ), we pick coffee, bag it up and deliver it to the Fair Trade Coop or process the beans ourselves here on the farm. We have had milking goats which requires learning about the animals, caring for them and playing with them. Chickens as well although they are quite a bit less interactive with humans. Still, together it is a bio-cultural system where you get back what you put in. There is a place here for anyone who wants to learn or willing to share what they already know. Light physical tasks and an easy going attitude makes up most of the work descriptions.

    Korina asked me to be more specific here.

    Construction & building experience, farm experiences and gardening & greenhouse growing systems are a plus. Handling farm animals is a plus. All the other workday experiences require only a willingness to be working with the plants. Spreading organic fertilisers made locally, pruning fruit trees, weeding the plantings and carrying stuff from here to there. I would add that having an interest in creating artistic effects on the property, from natural materials or other mediums to support the natural beauty would be a valued gift I would welcome.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Spanisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Language is the key that opens doors to the world of travel. We will provide you with daily lessons in Spanish if you wish.

  • Unterkunft


    We have one new cabin available for Workaways. ( 2 bdrm/1 bath ) and a studio loft with access to bath and shower.We also have a 2 room stand up tent in use. These are modern constructions with amazing views.. Each bedroom allows for up to 2 people each if you are a pair of friends traveling or a couple. Bathrooms are in excellent condition with hot water and amenities. A community kitchen is also provided to prepare and share meals. Personal laundry facilities are provided on site for you to use.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Since we generally start each day early, most work days will end by 1:00 pm. You will have plenty of time to take hikes on the farm trails and do some birdwatching and exploring. Its a quiet area and if you have been waiting to catch up on any reading or studying you will have the time. Weekends are yours and there are a number of nice restaurants and local tours you can visit and partake of. Often there will be events such as dance classes, meditation classes, energy work options and personal growth workshops. There is a warm springs nearby as well as some more rugged mountain trail systems for folks who want to have that big mountain climbing experience. I find I will often just walk the 15 acres of the farm and pick a little fruit along the way as I encounter new plants, birds and new sights. The best beaches are only about 30 miles from here but can take over an hour to drive as the roads are slow with curves. If you have your own car, its pretty easy to spend a day on the Pacific Ocean and still get home before dark. If you do not have a vehicle, we offer opportunities to get places as schedules allow. There is a lot here to discover.

  • 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

    The option exists here on the property. Connectivity keeps improving however we cannot guarantee 24/7 high speed access. Most Internet connections will run about 5-10 mb.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Small vans and campers ( 4 x 4 ) will have a space here. Large vehicles less able.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen


  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 282888226486