Help us to become an sustainable farm near Matagalpa, Nicaragua



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family living in Matagalpa (Nicaragua) and we own a farm located in San Ramón, 12 kms away from the City. The farm is next to a small forest area, and we grow different crops, mainly coffee, beans, corn and vegetables, but there is much more we would like to do!
    Since we live in the city, there is a family living permanently in the farm.
    We want to create an enjoyable and sustainable environment, where family, friends and visitors can have a very relaxing time. We only ask you to be respectful and commited to work.
    We are not a hostal in any way.

    Somos una familia de Matagalpa (Nicaragua) y tenemos una finca ubicada en San Ramón, a unos 10 kms de la ciudad de Matagalpa. Nuestra finca, además de áreas de bosque, cultivamos diferentes productos, sobre todo café y vegetales. Pero hay mucho más que queremos hacer!
    En la finca también vive una familia, que estarán guiándote en las actividades a hacer.
    Queremos crear un ambiente divertido y sostenible, donde la familia, amigos y visitantes pueden tener un momento relajante. Sólo pedimos que seas respetuoso y comprometido con tu trabajo.

  • 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
    Language practice

  • 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

    They will be able to share with a nicaraguan family, and also see the life at the countryside of Nicaragua.
    Serán capaces de compartir con una familia nicaragüense, y aprender sobre la vida en el campo de Nicaragua

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    In a farm there can be many tasks along the day, it will be mainly related to taking care of the plants and animals, and harvesting. Please be aware that the work at the farm can be very variated, sometimes is easy, but depending on the season, it can be hard physical work.
    We provide basic conditions to stay in the farm, meaning a room with bunk beds with mosquitoe net. There you can use the kitchen to cook your own meal. The shower is not hot and there is a recently built toilet.
    Basic- intermedium level spanish is required, as in the farm no one speaks english, and in our home in Matagalpa only one of us does it.
    There is no wifi, neither TV at the finca.
    En una finca pueden haber muchas tareas en el día; pero será principalmente relacionado al cuidado de las plantas, de los animales y de la casa en la finca (reparaciones), así como cultivos y cosechas. Por favor, debes estar conciente de que el trabajo a veces puede ser fácil, pero dependiendo de la temporada podría ser trabajo físico duro.
    Proveemos condiciones básicas para quedarse en la finca, lo que significa que tendrán un pequeño cuarto equipado con una litera y su mosquitero. Hay una cocina en la finca, ducha (no caliente) y un inodoro recientemente construido.
    No tenemos wifi o TV en la finca.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room in the farm with basic conditions.
    When you stay for the week in our home in Matagalpa we ask you for a help of $20 per week per person, to fill some expenses such as meals (breakfast and lunch), basic services and fuel/ bus tickets. Please give them to Mina at the beginning of the week.
    If you stay for the entire week at the farm, instead of the $20 we ask you to cooperate with $10 per week, you buy your own food, as you can cook at the farm. Please don’t take the food of other volunteers or the family leaving at the farm if you are not allowed by them. You stay in Matagalpa for the weekend.

    Tenemos un cuarto en la finca con condiciones básicas.
    Cuando te quedas a dormir en nuestra casa en Matagalpa, pedimos un apoyo de $20 semanal por persona para apoyarnos con la compra de comida, pago de servicios básicos y combustible/pasaje de bus. Por favor darlos a Mina a inicio de la semana.
    Si te quedas a dormir todo el tiempo en la finca, en lugar de los $20, te pedimos $10 y debes comprar tu propia comida. No tomes la comida de otros voluntarios o de la familia de la finca si no se te ha permitido.
    En el fin de semana te quedas en Matagalpa

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Matagalpa is located in the northern of Nicaragua. From here you can visit many nature reserves, ecolodges, coffee and cacao farms.
    There are buses to Matagalpa straight from Managua, León, Estelí and Jinotega.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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    This host charges a fee

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    $20 per week to help with food costs

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