Local Living on the beaches of Popoyo, Nicaragua

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Nicaragua

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  2020 

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  • Description

    Description

    HOLA! WE ARE RE-OPENING OUR WORKAWAY INTAKE IN DECEMBER 2020!

    PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH US IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP FROM DECEMBER 2020 :)

    We are 3 friends from different parts of the world, who met working in the travel industry several years ago. Importantly we share the same vision - to create a sustainable community where we can teach and learn from each others cultures' while improve the quality of life wherever we are.

    Here is where we need your help!

    We are continuing to build our dream Eco-Cabanas on the beautiful beaches of Popoyo, Nicaragua.

    At this time we are prioritising people with construction and bricklaying skills and experience, also willing to teach those skills to our local comunity.

    The property size is 60x30m and there are 2 x self catered 30sq metre earthbag casitas that we either rent out or host people in. Each casita is fitted with a bathroom, a loft with a dbl bed and a kitchenette area (oven/stove/fridge/sink).
    Drinking water is supplied in the kitchen and tap water comes from our tank outside. It is unheated (we leave in the tropics). The bungalows have a thatched roof with mosquito netting and there a small porch outside where you can sip your morning coffee :).

    Over the following year, we aspire to landscape, irrigate and plant a variety of trees around the property, as well as build
    a covered outdoor seating area and a variety of other tasks. This could be a longer term project that might suit couples or people who wish to spend an extended period of time here getting to know the area, the waves and more.
    Our nearest major town - Rivas - is 45 minutes by taxi or car or 2 hours by local Chicken Bus and we are about 2.5 hours to Managua International Airport. Smaller towns nearby include Limon Dos (5 mins), Tola (30 mins) and San Juan Del Sur is about 1.5 hours drive south, towards the Costa Rican border. We have a motorbike and sometimes a car but otherwise most things are delivered or we dont drive more than 15 minutes to the local store! It is super tranquilo :).

    Please bear in mind that this is rural Nicaragua and that occasionally the electricity and/or water will not go out for several hours across our neighbourhood due to one or more of the following: the wind, animals, maintenance, etc.

    Please contact us if you would like to get involved in turning our dream into a reality in 2020! We want positive, can-do people with a passion for life and experience :) . See you here! Gracias y Saludos !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope to inspire you to follow your own dreams too! But importantly we want to be able to learn new skills from each other (whether language, construction, life, etc) while embracing the rich history and laid back culture that Nicaragua has to offer.

  • Help

    Help

    Construction, gardening and landscaping, surfing, yoga, spanish teachers, massage
    We need you to help us 4-5 hours per day, depending on what needs to be complete and on which day.
    It will be hot and demanding but we will all get to kick back and relax at the end of it with a beer or sunset surf .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single or double bed in a shared ensuite cabana.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surf Breaks - Jiquiliste (5 mins walk) , Popoyo Main Break (20 mins walk), Guasacate River Break (25 mins)
    Rock Pools - at the far end of Playa Guasacate (40 mins walk)

    We can help organize Horse Riding, Fishing Trips and Spanish Lessons (or teach you some of the other languages that we speak).

    We will be able to offer transfers to San Juan Del Sur, Granada, Rivas, Managua and Leon.

    LOCAL TRANSPORT:

    Chicken Busses run from Rivas to Las Salinas, dropping on the main Road (2kms / 1.2 miles North of our property) every two hours. The front of the bus bears the sign "Las Salinas". We are on the turnoff/ road that heads down to Buen Onda resort.
    From Rivas, there are connections North (to Granada, Managua, Leon, etc) or South (to San Juan del Sur and Costa Rica) and East to San Jorge (for the Ferry to Ometepe).

    Or Hitchike

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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