Be part of a lovely neighbourhood and help at my home in San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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    Hello! I moved to San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica five years ago. I remodeled a typical Tico home, and built a lovely cabina on my property. I have many projects that I cannot accomplish on my own, and am looking for a property/animal caretaker, and all-around handyman for 1-2 months. I have landscaping projects and small building/construction projects, some electrical and plumbing help, and painting, as well. A real bonus would be someone who has a good knowledge of car repair and maintenance! I have two Golden Retrievers, and two cats that may need to be cared for in my absence, on occasion, or to help me to walk the dogs on a regular basis. My property is riverfront, with many trees and shrubs to be pruned and fertilized, flower beds to maintain, and grass to cut (with a weedwacker). I have half an acre. My request would be for this person to help 3-4 hours daily, for free room and board in my lovely, fully equipped cabina, overlooking the river. I also look for this person to be clean, quiet and considerate.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My home is located in a predominantly Tico neighborhood. My neighbors are lovely, friendly people! This is not a touristy area...although, there are a number of Expats who live in San Isidro. Here, you are surrounded by nature, and just 45 minutes from the closest beach, Dominical. There are beautiful places to hike, amazing waterfalls, exotic birds and animals,...I live at nearly 3000 ft. elevation in the mountains, just 10 minutes drive from the center of town, where the air is cooler and fresh! There are two buses that regularly service Quebradas (my barrio), all day long. So, there is no need for a car! For the real adventurer there is the highest mountain in CR, Mt. Chirripo, to hike at over 12,000 ft.!

  • Help


    Construction, electrical, plumbing, yard and garden maintenance, painting, concrete, animal care, and possible car maintenance. The ability to speak Spanish would be helpful, but not necessarily required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    My cabina, is fully equipped with a full sized refrigerator, 2 burner electric hot plate, toaster oven, coffee maker, etc. The spacious loft provides the sleeping quarters, with a comfortable full size mattress. The bathroom is modern and tiled, with an on-demand hot water shower. There is a small living room area, in addition to the outdoor deck space, which provides a 180 degree view of the Quebradas River, mountains and trees.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to enjoy and do in San Isidro and nearby areas! For the outdoor enthusiast there's hiking, bird watching, beaches to explore...the town provides shopping, restaurants, a huge farmers Market, medical needs....

    My need is for someone very adaptable, open-minded, nature and animal lover, kind, friendly and considerate of others. Non-smoker please!

  • 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 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 428812766536