Help, Enjoy & Learn in our Organic Farm in Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica


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    This farm perfectly fits for those who love nature and wants to experiment what is living far from the city, on a local farm, into the mountains, with a sustainable living vision. We are passionate about nature and animals, working to have a green forest, in the process of creating a sustainable living space by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us and helping nature to regenerate We are located in the Cloud-Rainy transitional forest with all the biodiversity can be enclosed here, on the central pacific range of mountains descending from Monteverde (widely appreciated for its biodiversity) to the coast.
    After travelling during the last years, I am managing a farm who takes care of the biodiversity and designing a new forest inside the mountains of Central Pacific Coast in Costa Rica. We are creating a sustainable living space by utilizing permaculture techniques, protecting the forest that surrounds us and helping nature to regenerate itself while using renewable energy:).
    We are building and helping nature to regenerate the forest while planting trees, our goal is to have a big forest in the near future! We want to be a non-profit organization (NPO) working for the environment.
    Our project is about an ecological farm at the very beginning of its construction, we have basic living conditions as we are looking for a sustainable space while planting trees from the zone, on land previously used for livestock, now we are doing everything possible to help nature, building a new habitat for wildlife!
    Our objetive is to turn this land into a big forest, where we can live in a sustainable farm obtaining organic food from mother earth and generate responsible tourism in the zone.
    At this moment, we finished building our first tiny house for travellers, a small but beautiful house with an amazing location, we are looking for a person who wants to give it a little bit of love and beautify the place even more, are you? :) -Open position for 1 person or a couple-
    We would like to find someone who has skills in gardening, farming, agriculture, permaculture, trade skills such as building, carpentry, landscaping and help with a wide range of repairs or buildings. Especially valuated are your skills in woodworking, building and organic food production experience. My right fit has initiative and can generate his/her own ideas and projects, seeing something falling apart or work better efficiently and propose his/her solutions.
    There are beautiful landscapes in the property, where you can see all the Pacific coastline (From Golfo de Nicoya to Jacó Beach, including Puntarenas province and surrounding islands San Lucas, Caballo, Bejuco, Chira and Venado). A great place to practice yoga, meditation or introspection, to learn more about yourself as we have no neighbours or people living in this land in a permanent way (nearest neighbour is 2 km away).
    There is no cable, TV, electricity or even water (We have a WATER TANK and a SHOWER in the project, we have WATER now). Our objective is to use exclusively renewable green energy in our energetic matrix, making our project energy auto-sufficient and helping to be environmentally sustainable. Actually, we have a 12v electrical system powered by WIND and SOLAR energies to charge any USB device, lighting and sound systems.
    Cellphone network is available for KOLBI provider, so you can buy a sim card to have data connection and internet in this way, for your consideration. I recommend you to bring one SOLAR power cell, so you can have a camera or phone with you anytime as this is the homeland for a lot of insects, birds, mammals and anphibeos and you can see them anytime in your stay, be prepared!
    Here, we have multicoloured butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshopper, and many other insects. From here you can see toucans and many kinds of birds, hear the monkeys (they are the real alarm in the mornings).
    We installed some benches and hammocks in the property, in the night you can enjoy the wonderful sky with all its magnificent stars and constellations (especially in the summertime).
    In the town (Sardinal, 7 km) you can find supermarkets and goods, then you can come back by taxi, horse or walking.
    In the project, there is an Eco-bathroom, a platform to watch the landscape in front of the property that also works to enjoy the sunset (marvellous experience).
    No one lives in the project (a permanent person living there) so you will be the happiest person on earth enjoying here. :)
    Please be advised this is a secluded place, we have basic conditions here at the mountains, if you are looking for hotel facilities, please don´t apply here. There is no one living permanently in the place, just volunteers, i usually visit on weekends.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We installed a WATER TANK and a SHOWER, we have WATER now*
    *️️️️️️️️️SOLAR LED LIGHTS installed in the project NOW*️️️️️️️️️
    *️️️️️12v electrical system powered by SOLAR ENERGY (USB ports to charge the devices)*️️️️️
    *️️Improved kitchen space*️️
    *️️️️️My brother and I finished installing, testing and implementing our first homemade WIND TURBINE from recycled materials, we welcome WIND to our renewable energetic matrix*️️️️️
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️Project started phase 1 of CROPS, planting CORN, BEANS, PUMPKINS, SQUASH and YUCCA, we are ready to harvest corn and beans from AUGUST 8th approximately*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    Trabajamos por el medio ambiente, es nuestra meta crear un gran bosque, tan grande como todas las colaboraciones que podamos recibir!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My parents live in the nearest village (Sardinal, 7 km) to the project, so we have there a base-camp, any help you would need, you can ask in this place, my parents don´t speak English (My mother understand) so please be advised to practice your Spanish ;). You can go to visit Sardinal, a beautiful rural village in the province of Puntarenas, central Pacific coast, where you can take a walk, eat some fruits from the trees, go fishing, go for a swim in the rivers (we have three, ARANJUEZ, SARDINAL and ACAPULCO), visit the beach (it's half hour by bus, you can reach them in the PANAMERICAN WAY, 3 km from SARDINAL), visit some of the places at the night (there are three bar-restaurants in the town) and make local friends, the people are very friendly and like to see people from other countries :)
    My parents live in the downtown, so you have a base there, also if you need some help, please be advised that my parents will be you nearest support, they are really friendly and willing to help you if you need.
    There is a lot of things to do on free time, that are totally free:
    River activities (swimming, fishing)
    Mountain activities (hiking, trail running, yoga)
    Puedes visitar SARDINAL, un bello pueblito rural del país (en la provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Pacífico central) donde puedes hacer una caminata por el pueblo, salir a buscar frutas en los árboles, ir de pesca, ir a nadar al río, ir a la playa (está a media hora en auto), visitar los lugares de fiesta por las noches (hay tres bar-restaurante en el pueblo) y hacer amigos locales, la gente es muy amigable y les gusta ver gente de otras nacionalidades :)
    Mis padres viven en el centro del pueblo, así que tienes una base allí si requieres alguna ayuda, toma en consideración que ellos serán tus soportes más cercanos, son muy amigables y dispuestos a colaborar en cualquier necesidad.

  • Help


    We have many ongoing tasks, you can join any of them, the help to be provided would be for any of the following activities:

    - Beautifying the guest house.
    - Help with a wide range of repairs or buildings.
    - Tree sowing and take care of the planted trees.
    - Building some infrastructure necessary for the development of the project (GREENHOUSE and others)
    - Farming, plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks as harvesting (it´s seasonal, from August to November) for example corn and/or beans.
    - Repair fences or boundaries of the farm.
    - Painting
    - Other tasks related to the previous ones ;)

    Let me know your skills and likes and I can create a more personalized list of possible activities.

    Tenemos muchas actividades en proceso, puedes unirte a algunas de ellas o bien proponer tus propias, allí estaremos para apoyarlas y hacerlas realidad!

    La ayuda a prestar sería para cualquiera de las siguientes actividades:

    -Embellecer la casa de huéspedes.
    - Siembra de árboles y cuidar lo que están sembrados.
    - Agricultura, plantar cultivos, sembrar semillas, ayudar en tareas de exterior como recolección de alimentos (sólo si es temporada, de agosto a noviembre) por ejemplo maíz y/o frijoles.
    - Reparación de cercas o linderos de la finca.
    - Pintar
    - Otras labores relacionadas con las anteriores ;)

    Hazme saber tus habilidades y gustos y puedo crear una lista de posibles actividades personalizada.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español- Inglés

  • Accommodation


    The lodging to offer consists of a tiny but beautiful house, you will have a roof, a couch and bedsheets, bring your own sleeping bag. You have also a space in the kitchen where you will cook your own food using a gas stove, there is an ECO-bathroom, in a large property with enough space to rest properly.
    In the project, there is enough space for many tents, there is a camping zone, many places to see the landscape in 360 degrees, then you can enjoy a sunset (marvellous experience).
    We want to share with you at least the basic food ingredients (rice, beans, pasta, oil, salt) and a gas stove, you can bring your own ingredients and cook properly, using your favourite taste and flavour, while enjoying the beautiful landscape.

    Additional recommendations:
    - Additional food.
    - Mountain shoes.
    - A solar-powered battery to charge your devices.
    - LED portable lights for the night.
    - Gas for the stove.
    - Clothes for cold, rainy and/or hot weather.

    El alojamiento a brindar consiste en una pequeña casa, tendrás un techo, un colchón y ropa de cama, trae tu propia bolsa para dormir. Tendrás también un espacio en la cocina donde cocinarás tu propia comida, tenemos también un ECO-sanitario en el proyecto, en una amplia propiedad con suficiento espacio para descansar apropiadamente.
    En el proyecto hay suficiente espacio para muchas tiendas, hay una zona de camping, una plataforma para mirar los atardeceres, desde donde también se puedes ver atardeceres espectaculares. Apenas acabamos de terminar de construir nuestra pequeña casa para visitantes recientemente.

    Recomendadiones adicionales:

    - Comida adicional.
    - Zapatos de montaña.
    - Batería externa solar para cargar tus dispositivos.
    - Luces LED portátiles para la noche.
    - Gas para la cocina.
    - Ropa para frío y calor.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The weather is hot in summer (February-June / July), on average about 28 degrees C, in winter (July / August-January) it rains a lot and it's the perfect season to plant trees :)

    El clima es caliente en verano (Febrero-Junio/Julio), de media unos 28 grados C, en invierno (Julio/Agosto-Enero) llueve bastante y es la temporada perfecta para realizar la siembra de árboles :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 4 days a week

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