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I am a biologist working in the Osa Peninsula to protect monkeys and its forest!
We are a family (me + husband + kid 6 y.o) and 2 dogs.
Our property is near Corcovado National Park and 50 metres to the beach
We are ideally looking for an experienced Teacher.
Someone experienced in education that can home-school our 6-year-old son, in English.
Our preference is to find someone wanting to stay for the medium to long term, for example 3-6 months, but we are happy to consider those wanting to stay for just one month. If you are looking for a long term and have the skills, please write to us ... we are waiting for you!
Please check the Workaway guidelines below for working with children.
As our son lives at the property, we take his safety seriously.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Our house is on the beach front, and nestled in the forest. It is also off grid. We mostly use solar panels for electricity and we use bottled drinking water.
There is a scattered community but we reunite sometimes to see the sunset and take care of our safety in these difficult times.
I am also a French speaker as I travelled with my parents when I was little while they studied for their grad school in Geneva, Switzerland.
You will definitely learn rural life as several farms are around and Spanish is the main language you will hear every day. We also live near many foreigners so you will get to know other travelers.
I love to share my knowledge about nature and Spanish.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We would like help with teaching our son a English curriculum and playing with him and sometimes other kids that come to play with him (max 2-3) kids!
Volunteers are expected to help and keep the space they use clean and tidy.
We have a nice casita with its own bathroom and small kitchen. It is surrounded by forest, so you will see and hear monkeys, birds and butterflies all around you. There are also lots of bugs! Some of them make it into the casita but there is a good mosquito net to protect you. The casita is 100 meters from our family home, so you will have all the privacy you need, and you will of course be welcome to join our family for swimming, chats, etc.
We normally accept one helper but if someone with very nice skills writes at the same time or a couple and if helpers are fine with sharing a room, we will love to have 2 people at the same time
We don't provide food but occasionally enjoy sharing meals and culture.
We are right next to Corcovado ... local lodges offer tours which we could help you organise with an excellent discount
As I grew my organization, I had the help of several volunteers and always loved sharing time with them. They were always respectful of our house and values.
As we have a very active kid around, we wake up early and bedtime is early as well
There is now internet access in the casita but can be slow sometimes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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