Romantic farm house needs your gardenning help! Panama

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  • Description

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    SPACE AVAILABLE FOR 1, 2 or 3 WORKAWAYERS from July and on.
    There are three houses in the farm. You will be living in one and my grandparents will live in the second one. The third one is unoccupied. General garden maintenance is needed, home sitting, caring for the dogs, keeping the house tiddy, painting inside and outside the houses, helping my grandparents with any task needed at the farm, and taking care of the farm vegetables and land/fence maintenance. 5 hours per day of work for 5 days a week will suffice. Someone clean, organized, self-driven, independent and enthusiastic is needed. You will be enjoying a big house, fully equipped and very comfortable.

    About Me: Hola. My name is Chris, 31 years old, traveler and foodie. I'm renovating and giving more love to a farmhouse of the family that was abandoned and now I will be turing into a farmhouse-hostel/sustainable farm lodge. Life is very relaxing and peaceful here and I need some help with work. So, imagine a big property with three houses in it. Lots of green areas, orchard, hills and enough space to disconnect. (It will be open to the public once I return from travelling, so from November to January it will only need to be taken care of and given some love). One or two people can come to workaway here. Sometimes family comes to stay and enjoy the house, but most of the time it will be just for yourself. We need to be in constant communication via video call.

    The farm: you will find plantains, bananas, cassava, ñame, squash, green beans, guandu beans, many fresh herbs, three types of limes, oranges, and a lot more we need to plant. The idea is to have abundance of everything here and avoid going to the supermarket for food. Vegetarians and vegans are welcomed. I eat everything but lately have been following mostly a vegetarian lifestyle. You will also find cows, dogs, chickens, many birds flying around and in the future I would like to have a pet pig and goat join the family. There are snakes, scorpions, bees, wasps, iguanas, sometime sloths, and many other insects that you may ocassionally see.

    The house: the house is very comfortable, fully equipped (except air coditioning, not necessary at night, but there are fans for the day). There are 9 beds in two rooms, 2 toilets and 1 shower. It is very spacious, bright, and ventilated. The terrace is great for yoga, reading and hammock time.

    Project: There are many things we need to accomplish. These projjects are divided into categories: Farmhouse, Garden, and Livestock.

    Farmhouse: some of the houses need some painting inside and out. Cleaning & maintenance, repairs, decoration, painting, making it super cozy.

    Garden: we currently do open-air gardenning and soon we need to build a greenhouse. The idea is to have varied and abundant food we grow ourselves to share with the future guests. We also need to take care of the ornamental plants and green areas. Rain starts in April so April and May are planting season.

    Cattle: sometimes feeding the cows, fixing fences when necessary, and any other cow-raising related shore.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Practice or learn Spanish. Learn Panamanian cuisine. Learn and enjoy farming, gardening and farm life. Live in a peaceful place.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, home cleaning and maintenance, farming, livestock care, cooking, painting, fencing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish & English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are 9 beds distributed in two shared rooms.Two of these beds are full size, and 6 are singles. Workawayer may choose any bed in one of the two shared rooms, that will be shared with the guests. There are sheets, comforters, pillow covers and pillow for all beds. Nice mattresses. Spacious room, with enough natural light, and curtains. There are mobile fans all over the house including inside the rooms. There are hammocks outside in the terrace, Shared rooms are mixed.

    We have a variety of fruits and vegetables that will be at the dispossal of the workawayer and the guests. This means, planting will be an ongoing bi weekly task to ensure there is plenty for at least 15 people to eat. This is a sustainable farm-house that aims to receive travelers that enjoy eating healthy food, want to get dirty and do some farming, and also enjoy any fruit, vegetable and herbs from the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beaches in Colon you can visit, google: Isla Grande, Isla Mamey.
    You can also visit Portobelo ruins from the Spanish Conquista time.
    Go to Panama city and explore.

    There are buses to the entrance of the town where the farm is located from 4am to 10pm
    There are also taxis available during that time to bring you from the entrance to the farm. $1/ride

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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