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Welcome! This is a 1 hectare permaculture and ecotourism farm about15 minutes outside of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. We grow most of our own food, hold lessons and workshops for people wanting to learn more about permaculture and the local wildlife, and are involved with several organizations around Costa Rica dedicated to preserving endemic seeds, crops, and plants
In addition to the farm, we also maintain a small second growth forest that is home a number of endangered trees and plants. It is a little slice of heaven, a place to watch birds and butterflies, commune with the occasional porcupine or sloth, or simply recharge while listening to ripples of the small brook that runs through it.
---------- We have here the possibility of a long term stay for someone considering purchasing land/sharing the project:
Imagining the future for this project, I think it could work very well to share this land with people who are also committed to permaculture and a natural way of growing food. 1 hectare is a little too much to take care of on my own and there is so much more that could be done here if we had more people! So if you are looking for a place to run a small business (making honey, a greenhouse for organic vegetables, raising chickens, etc) I could sell you a small piece of land here. La Fortuna is a big tourism hub with a growing interest in natural and organic products, and could be a good place to start a small business. Alternatively, if you are interested in communal living and want a small area to build a home and grow food on, I could potentially sell around half hectare. There is also the possibility of buying the lot next door from my brother if we need more space.
I would love to meet people who are also interested in creating this kind of future, where we can help take care of each other's property if one of us needs to travel, sharing what we can and learning from each other. For this, we would need a special connection and shared vision for the space - so we will have to spend some time getting to know each other! If you are interested in a longer stay with this intention in mind, please let me know and we can discuss it in more detail.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
A volunteer stay will afford you the opportunity to learn Spanish, learn/improve knowedge about permaculture, and engage with a growing permaculture/organic community in Costa Rica, and learn about/observe the local flora and fauna (it´s everywhere!).
We are looking for couples or 2 people to help with:
- preparing the soil for planting
- planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops
- small, eco-friendly construction
- maintaining and improving trails in the forest
- promotion of JPA (digital presence, attending meetings, etc.)
We are also looking for a potential long term stay for people interested in buying land and sharing the project. See above for more details.
Spanish, English (limited but learning)
You will have a private room with a double bed in the main house , share shower and toilet with visitors. There is also the possibility to camp. There is a small front porch that opens to a lawn perfect for laying out or hanging a hammock. You will enjoy three meals a day, made principally with the healthy, organic food from the farm. There is wifi access in the main house.
We are in Sonafluca, a 30-40 minute bus ride from La Fortuna. La Fortuna is a hub for central Costa Rica travel and tourism, with easy access to thermal springs, national forest tours, hiking/camping, and Arenal volcano.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week