A brand new conservation project next to Corcocado National Park, La Palma, Península de Osa, Costa Rica.


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  • Beschreibung


    My name is Richard. I am a traveler too. Some of my favorite places are Bhutan, Lake Baikal, Tenerife and Tuscany. My trips are usually spiritual or meditation / contemplation oriented. I live in Alajuela and now I will spend at least half time in this project. I am a molecular biologist who worked all my life in organic agriculture (organizing curses and promoting production) and protecting the environment (worked for The Nature Conservancy for almost 10 years, in charge of the protection of the Osa). Together with a group of friends we are creating a group of farms in a critical place to protect the biodiversity in this key spot of the world. I just bought this farm that requires lots of effort to get the conservation project started.

    It is a brand new conservation project next to Corcovado National Park. This farm had logging activity and poaching. Being neighbor to Corcovado and the Guaimi indigenous territory it has a critical ecological importance as a buffer zone and as a holder of biodiversity.

    As the first steps of this conservation project the old farm house will be transformed into a hostel, forest trails need to be cleared and maintained, green areas need to be taken care of, a permaculture project needs to be planned and started, the reforestation project needs to be executed and walks of the forest helps to protect the area. Inventories of Flora and found need to be done also.

    The facilities of the farm are very basic at the moment. Accommodation is at the same farm house that is being repaired or camping. There is no electricity. Toilet and shower facilities are being built, meanwhile is old rural style hole type of toilet and outdoors shower. Cooking is with fire and gas. There is no refrigerator. There is great cell signal though... :)

    The experience is for troopers, willing to be part of the tough initial steps of what I consider a critical conservation project.

    Internet is available through local phone system (Kolbi) that you need to acquire before coming. No wifi.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    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

    Is a unique experience of the place with the most intense biodiversity of the whole world (according to National Geographic). Will learn about conservation project in the tropical rain forest that involves local farmers and indigenous groups. Learn about biology and ecology.

  • Arbeit


    Walks in the forest trails, inventory of biodiversity, farming, gardening, building, cooking, cleaning, computer work (webpage, social media, image,), photography and video.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend
    Spanish: Fließend
    French: Grundkenntnisse
    Italian: Grundkenntnisse
    Portuguese: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Rural old farm house very basic. As described above.

    No smoking.

    Farm is 3 km from the next small village, Guadalupe, with a small shop. And 8 km from La Palma where there is bus system and supermarket and bars.

    Food is not provided. It can be cooked and share among all present at the moment. Usually is very cheap. Limited supplies are available from the local store at Guadalupe, a little more from local supermarket from La Palma.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Is a wild tropical rain forest. There are wild animals including poisonous snakes (I haven't seen one yet, but there are plenty). Condition of the house is very basic, but first efforts are towards fixing it and making it comfortable for this place.

    There is a Cristal clean river in front. Corcovado National Park is in front of the farm, you can walk to Los Patos entrance if desired. Visiting the indigenous territory is easy since is in front also.

    Rubber boots are highly recommended.

    No smoking.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 643113997784