Turn Trash into Treasure at our sustainable Farm in the mountains of Santa María de Dota, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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    The finca is an agricultural estate of approximately 20 hectares, located in a rural area favored by natural resources, completely surrounded by mountains and a privileged view.

    We are currently developing a project that allows us to recycle our plastic trash into new treasures to reduce and reuse the garage we and our community produces. In collaboration with a local, green initiative we are gathering the plastic waste from nature and households to transform it into better environmental awareness. With the income from the recycled products we support local and worldwide projects like reforestation activities, circular economy systems and educational programs.

    Also, we are aiming to be a sustainable farm, so we would love you to support us in the development of a permaculture garden, such as planting trees and vegetables, gathering passion fruits, avocados and other crops, taking care of our animals (we have sheep, cows, chickens, rabbits, cats and dogs).

    We are working organic and with self made compost remedies.

    Receiving workawayers green thumbs and other creative experiences would be a pleasure for us!
    People who are open to learn and exchange their skills and experience with us are warmly welcome.

    We seek to offer a life experience to our visitors, in the midst of nature, with a pure and relaxing atmosphere. You will live in rustic wooden cabins with a breathtaking view. We hope that volunteers who join us love nature, seek to enjoy and explore the benefits gained by living in harmony with our environment.

    This experience will definitely reconnect you with nature and your inner purpose!

    The farm is located 7 km away from the town center, this is a rural community whose main economic activity is agriculture. The village is 1 hour and 30 minutes from the capital, with constant bus service to this and other sites.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We expect our workawayers are willing to learn and experience the culture of the area to learn the language and have new experiences. On the farm we have the constant visit of tourists from different nationalities and local people , giving an experience of cultural exchange. Also in the community you can enjoy a number of cultural activities and entertainment that will be happy to share with our visitors.

  • Help


    We seek help in reforestation, crops and harvesting crops and vegetables, aid for basic maintenance of the rooms and preparing their own food. If you are interested in protected Mother Earth you are right with us - I just say plastic recycling, baby!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer to our visitors lodgement in single or double rooms, located near the main house.
    We can also offer three daily meals to our workawayers. We seek help for two and more weeks!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a rural area of the capital, in the main activity is agriculture, but has several tourist sites nearby where you can practice activities like horseback riding, fishing, hiking, bird watching,among others.
    Besides the community constantly it offers a range of artistic activities and community fairs that provides a taste of the local culture.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 398627334628