Help to create a homestead in the mountains of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    03/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,

    We are a French metalheads family living in Costa Rica : Gwenola, Yotam and our 4 years old son Sabbath. We have a dog (Brume), a cat (Zombie) and two sheeps (Nina Hagen and Siouxie and the Bansheep).

    We both have certification in permaculture and our goal is to create an edible forest.
    We are creating our paradise in the mountains, reforesting pastures with a lot of fruit trees.
    We also grow organic veggies, have worm compost, make mountain microorganisms, preserve seeds. We cook a lot, mostly vegetarian. We make fermented food and drinks, bread, yogurt, french cheeses, mead etc... We aim to become a "zero waste" family.

    We live in a super quiet place but not isolated : we live between San Ramon (15 minutes drive) and la Fortuna (1h30). The bus stops at 5 minutes by walk. If you go in direction of la Fortuna at 15 minutes drive there are touristic activities like butterfly garden, bungee jumping, canopy tour...

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    Hola,

    Somos una familia francesa de metaleros viviendo en Costa Rica : Gwenola, Yotam y nuestro hijo Sabbath (4 years old). Tenemos un perro (Brume), una gata (Zombie) y dos ovejas (Nina Hagen and Siouxie and the Bansheep).

    Ambos tenemos certificacion en permacultura y nuestro objectivo es de crear un bosque comestible.
    Estamos creando nuestro paraiso en las montañas, reforestando repastos con arboles frutales, cultivando organico. Tenemos un lombricompostaje, hacemos microorganismos de montaña, conservamos las semillas criollas. Cocinamos mucho en mayoria vegetariano y hacemos comida y bebidas fermentadas, pan, yogurt, quesos franceses, hidromiel etc... Estamos en un enfoque de "cero basura" y de autonomia.

    Vivimos en un lugar super tranquilo pero no aislado entre San Ramon (15 minutos en carro) y la Fortuna (1h30). La parada de autobus esta a 5 minutos. A 15 minutos hay actividades turisticas como mariposario, salto en bungee, canopy tour...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can teach you everything we know about organic gardening and permaculture, make sourdough bread etc... We are curious and we appreciate the curious. :)

    Podemos enseñarte todo lo que sabemos sobre la jardinería orgánica y la permacultura, pan de masa madre etc... Somos curiosos y apreciamos a los curiosos. :)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a volunteer for help us in the garden.
    In May we'll welcome help during one week to plant trees.
    We prefer to host volunteers who are involved in a sustainable way of life and that have a real interest for organic gardening. Please don't contact us if you're smoker.

    Buscamos un voluntario para que nos ayude en el jardin.
    En mayo vamos a ocupar ayuda durante una semana para sembrar arboles.
    Preferimos acoger a voluntarios que estén involucrados en una forma de vida sostenible y que tengan un interés real por la jardinería orgánica. Por favor no contactanos si usted es fumador.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Comfortable individual chalet with king size bed, bathroom and wifi.
    We offer 3 meals a day in the common area. (Organic and mostly Vegetarian Food).
    You have access to our bathroom and dining room (with a good internet access).

    Cómodo chalet individual con cama king, baño y wifi.
    Ofrecemos 3 comidas al día en el área común. (comida organica y en mayoria vegetariana).
    Tiene acceso a nuestra sala de baños y area de comida (con bueno internet).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a quiet place surrounded by cow pastures, 15 minutes from San Ramón, 1 hour and a half from the La Fortuna hot springs and the Arenal volcano.

    During your free time you can enjoy relatively close activities : butterfly farm, canopy tour, bungee jumping.

    A bus passes few times a day within a 5 minute walk from our house.


    Vivimos en un lugar tranquilo rodeado de pastos de vacas, a 15 minutos de San Ramón, a 1 hora y media de las fuentes termales de la Fortuna y del volcán Arenal.

    Durante su tiempo libre puede disfrutar de actividades relativamente cercanas : mariposario, tour de canopy, salto en bungee.

    Un autobús pasa unas veces al día a 5 minutos a pie de nuestra casa.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have internet by "microondas" with a long distance router.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a parking and it's fenced.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day / 5 days a week





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