Join us on our beautiful 5 acre property in Ojochal, Costa Rica


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    UPDATE** At this time we have need for a carpenter!
    For November 2020 and onward, we are seeking volunteers to help with our evolving vision for our 5 acre vacation property. We are in a time of transition and considering different options for what this beautiful land can be. For the past 10 years we have been a short term vacation rental property, and have now become a long-term rental with a conscious community minded approach. The ideal volunteers would have a wide range of skill sets, to assist with day to day projects such as tending to the surrounding plant life, maintaining with loving attention our magical nature trails, building an outdoor dining/kitchen space at the volunteer house, and also a new tiny home (design of this is still being dreamed up, we welcome your ideas!) as well as tending to the vegetable gardens (which you are welcome to enjoy the harvest). We would also welcome wellness teachers of all sorts.
    If you'd like to offer your skills in these domains and are available for long term exchange, we would love to hear from you!

    We have lived in many places around the world and have settled in beautiful Costa Rica - mainly as the people here are so wonderful with a good attitude.
    We have built this retreat with the intention to make it as close to the magical feeling we had while living in Bali as possible, with in fact, a house shipped from Bali and assembled on the property.

    This 5 acre property is located close to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is beautifully landscaped with 4 traveler/guest casitas, our volunteer's house, a yoga pavilion, meditation labyrinth, nature trails, seasonal creek and a spa house. We’ve catered to travelers from around the world and look forward to hosting more.

    We have been holding classes for our guests and local community including Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation and weekly Dharma classes for over 5 years. Other teachers with interesting subject matter are welcome to share. Our volunteers are always welcome to participate.

  • 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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During your time here, you will have the opportunity to get creative and share your artistic talents around the property. To help move along our vision and be part of our conscious community. You can enjoy the gentle pace of living here surrounded by serene plant and animal life, who live in the surrounding jungle.
    Enjoy your yoga and meditation practice in our peaceful pavillion as well as walks on the property's numerous nature trails and labyrinth. If you're into birdwatching, you will love getting to know all of the different species who inhabit the surrounding jungle. Explore the lovely town of Ojochal and all of its charm, with its beautiful beaches, lookout points and numerous restaurants

    We welcome you !

  • Help


    We are looking for people with a good/tranquilo attitude, a positive work ethic and those who can contribute with enthusiasm their skills and ideas. Currently, our priority is offering a positive experience to our guests, continuing to dream up new possibilities for offerings and direction for this land, as well as miscellaneous building projects. General knowledge of gardening and housekeeping/maintenance is helpful. Other skills are needed at different times of the year (craftspeople, artists, builders, etc.). We welcome all teachers with special skills to share their knowledge with others in whatever capacity. We are located in a beautiful area of Costa Rica, close to the beach and jungle. Accommodations are comfortable and we enjoy welcoming solo travelers and couples alike.

    Long term is what we prefer at this time. You will have comfortable accommodations in the main flat with your own bathroom with hot water and kitchen. If you have a skill that you can offer to the community (teachers, yoga, bodywork, carpentry, etc., etc.) it is possible to develop a way to make some extra monies while staying here.

    Please know that this property is easily accessible (15 minute walk) to the bus stop which connects country wide. Ojochal is in a beautiful, safe and quiet part of the country. In addition to our ideal location, we are, 10+ minutes walk to all amenities such as grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, rivers, and 25 minutes walk to playa Tortuga.

    We have goals of continuing to develop our place to be a peaceful, Eco-friendly place on this earth. We have been working to plant and condition the landscape using organic methods to provide a sustainable source of healthy food, minimizing consumption of power and water to create a more harmonious environment.
    Welcome to those who would like to contribute to this vision!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Varied accommodations available first come/first served : 

    In addition to the above-mentioned flat which we reserve for long-term volunteers, there are also 2 other volunteer rooms available. These two additional rooms share an indoor/outdoor kitchen, covered porch overlooking the jungle with hammock and eating area, and a bathroom with hot shower. We have a washer and laundry lines to hang your clothes. We are preparing to expand the outdoor dining area and would welcome your help with this project!

    We supply basic food items; rice and beans and whatever seasonal fruits and veggies are growing on the property. There are 2 food stores within 15 minutes walking distance for shopping. Volunteers are responsible for their own meals/preparations.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're located minutes from the beach - good surfing, waterfalls, and many other attractions.

    These directions from one of the volunteers:

    Directions; If arriving from Nicaragua by bus:

    *️️️️️️️️️We recommend Tica Bus from Nicaragua to the Tica Bus Terminal/Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. If required, pre-book a night at the small 9 room hotel in the terminal (the hotel is attached) and catch a connector bus the next morning from the Tracopa Ltda Bus Terminal to Uvita.

    *️️️️️️️️️You will need to take a taxi from the Tica Bus Terminal/Hotel to Tracopa Ltda Bus Terminal which is approximately 15min by taxi.

    *️️️️️️️️️Check with the ticket clerk at each bus terminal to verify bus departure times as the websites are not always accurate.
    There are 2 buses that leave in the early morning. One is a 4 hour ride for $20, the other is a 5-6 other ride for $10.

    *️️️️️️️️️When you arrive to Uvita the bus stops in front of an outdoor restaurant. This is the hub of main shops in Uvita with a cafe, grocery store, information center and so on. You can walk to the information center to get a map of the area.

    *️️️️️️️️️From Uvita you can take a taxi or local bus to Ojochal which is a 15minute ride. We are a 15 minute walk from the main entrance of Ojochal to our property or we can make arrangements to meet. We will give detailed instruction to property during our Skype phone call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    approx 25 hrs/week

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