Eco-cottage, small animal sanctuary, permaculture food forest in Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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    Hello fellow rainbow warriors! My purpose is to regreen, regenerate, rescue animals, create and maintain a tropical food forest, harvest and eat healthy mostly raw, organic vegan food, invite and host people to my green roof eco-dome rental cottage. I strive to walk my talk and be as coherent with my actions as I am with my words. I’m not perfect, but I strive to do as little harm as possible while giving back to mother Earth as much as I can. Nature and respect of my body, which houses my soul, are my guiding lights.
    “When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people will come unto the Earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They shall be known as “Warriors of the rainbow”. Old native American prophecy..
    We want to exchange with people devoted to peaceful planetary sharing. Here’s a quote that best describes my philosophy: “I honestly believe human beings are not meant to live like this. We are meant to live in loving communities and be around nature every day and grow our own food and not work day and night until we die. This longing for another life is not human nature, it’s a symptom of modern society.” ( author unknown).
    Here are some other details to consider: although cannabis is medicinal, we cannot have any type of smoking, including incense or candles on our property as Phil is asthmatic. We are 4 kms away from public transport, but we do provide most transportation ourselves. We are generally early to bed people and the needs of our animals require that we get up early too. We live in a food forest surrounded by abundant flora and wildlife of all types. Here, it is always important to verify every surrounding for biting creatures that might try to defend themselves against you. That being said, it is surprisingly mosquito free as the rich biodiversity does not allow them to get to swarm proportions. Also, we and many of our neighbors have lived long healthy lives in this part of the world, which does require certain lifestyle habits, but it is, in our opinion, as much a paradise as anybody can hope for . Humans are a part of nature and staying with us will hopefully help people reconnect with their true nature. Please note that we are people that live in the real world with its problems and its beauty. We believe our animals also live in the present moment and have very important physical needs that we try to meet as best we can. This work is principally done two hours in the morning at the latest 6:30am and two hours in the afternoon at the earliest 3:30. If you express a desire to work with the animals, we expect the physical work of feeding, cleaning etc. Finally, we don’t consider making one’s own food or cleaning up after oneself in a timely fashion to be anything other than a part of life and therefore, not a part of the work exchange we want. We are not obsessively clean, but we do have relatively high standards of cleanliness, especially the common areas, but also the private rooms because it is very humid in the tropics. Things go moldy and bad very quickly without regular maintenance and cleaning. It is very disheartening to clean up a rotting bag of food under the bed or very humid, moldy sheets after a workawayer when they leave for their days off or leave permanently. Please come prepared to help, not add to our workload🦋🍉✌️.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Tell us what your interests and passions are. We appreciate a mutual exchange of ideas and help to create a win/win situation for all concerned. We always have a project on the go and are also open to new ones.

  • Help


    Does my profile resonate with you? Do you like to nourish plants, animals, wildlife and help them flourish? We are a multi-skilled couple that can teach willing and enthusiastic people in macrame, art, painting, ceramic mosaics, permaculture, painting, animal welfare, vegan/raw vegan cuisine, language acquisition, gardening/landscaping and much more. Many hands make for light, peaceful, meditative work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We can offer our eco-dome fully equipped rental cottage when it’s not being rented or we can offer a private bedroom with private bathroom and shared kitchen when the cottage is rented out. Self catering is possible, provided it is vegan, or shared prepared meals are also possible depending on mutual preference. We provide all food for people willing to do 4-5 hours, 5 days a week. We generally prefer inquiries to not be in the far distant future as we get last minute reservations for our rental cottage all the time, thus we can only know for certain what our space situation will be at the last minute. We will make sure to communicate quickly if anything does arise. As we have had mostly cancellations from people that book in advance, we prefer applicants to be already in the country and ready to help out within the next few days of their application.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, jungle hikes, parks, animals sanctuaries/reserves that can be enjoyed in our area.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 233548215996