House Sitting at huge bird sanctuary property in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
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  • Last activity: 30 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi, I'm Phil. We are located in the beautiful coffee region overlooking Costa Rica's central valley. We have a gorgeous 2 acre meditation garden made from part of our coffee plantation that features a river, 12 meditation benches, old growth manicured hedges, peat rock paths, flowers and fruit trees. I am interested in opening the meditation garden to events and would like help doing so.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers benefit from staying in an environment that is off the beaten path; therefore. they experience the real Costa Rica. Their host authored Costa Rica Now / Travel Live and Own in Paradise, and has almost 30 years experience living, building and working in Costa Rica,. I can guide and advise them about their future Costa Rica travels and what it takes to adapt to the Costa Rican lifestyle the locals live. Guests have an opportunity to improve Spanish skills, and learn about coffee farming, coffee milling and coffee processing as well as experience a permaculture environment.

  • Help


    Fluent English for hospitality help and with computer/internet help. Spanish is a plus!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Beautiful studio or guest house when unoccupied. When occupied, Workawayers are provided a bedroom with a private bath and a private kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the hills of San Isidro de Heredia, a region that produces some of Costa Rica's finest coffee. Our ranch has exquisite panoramic views of Irazu volcano, Turrialba volcano, Braulio Carrillo national park and the night time lights of San Jose. Close by things to do are La Paz Waterfall gardens, Zip lines, good local hiking as well and the village of San Isidro, which is only one mile away and has bus service and a variety of amenities. Taxis are quickly available and inexpensive. Uber is here and even cheaper.

  • 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

    Internet connection works great. We have two accounts in case one fails for whatever reason (lightening etc). Plenty of work space as well.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours daily and two days off.

Host ref number: 124972365275

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