Restore a Beach House in beautiful Coco Beach, Costa Rica!


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  • Description


    My name is Karen!.
    I am an entrepreneur and host and have rented and hosted plenty of places for tourists.
    I just acquired a beach house, vintage, and am restoring it for backapackers and other travellers!
    I would love to have a nice, friendly cheerful hand to restore the house and make it mint, rich in life, neatness, and warmth!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    #1-It's in front of the beach! You can go and do whatever you want, without needing to walk not even 1 block.

    #2-It's in a very green natural zone: Green, Monkeys, Iguanas, Birds, Fruits, Fish, Ocean, Blue Sky. In the morning and sunset hours you'll be able to hear the birds singing and monkeys too. You'll also see iguanas very often, racoons, and fish jumping on the water.

    #3-It's a house, you'll be in family environment.

    #4-Beach Town Life. It's a very touristy town that keep its town life. You'll be able to meet many people like in many little towns where everyone gets to know everyone! As in every beach, drugs are very common. DRUGS, including MaryJane/Marijuana are not allowed inside the property, nor in the entrance. If you get caught using drugs, we will dismiss you and those involved, inmediately. Visitors other than our guests are not allowed either.

    #4-The weather here is kind:
    Blue Sunny skies from Decemeber to June! All year long is very warm, very few days of rain.

    #5-It is one of the most popular tourist towns in the world from the nation:
    You'll get the chance to meet hundreds of people and backpackers specially, people just like you from all around the planet.

  • Help


    Please refer to the photos for the things we want to make.
    We need people who help us to revitalize this Beach House and help us make a nice practical place to stay, for business.
    Mostly refurbishing, building, cleaning, painting walls, making counters and benches, all with the materials available in the yard which are salvage/ recycling materials mostly, you must be creative and think. No need to do anything dangerous like climbing to the roof. WE ARE REMODELING and REFURBISHING THE HOUSE.

    Skills we need:
    -Carpentry: Make a fence. Make the framing for some cabins or large tents. Build with salvage recycling materials benches, countertops, tables, doors, etc. Think and add some warm rustic touches to the house and wood details.
    -Electricity (Only if you have experience): How to make new connections and interruptors, some beautiful decoration.
    -Gardening: Kill & pull weeds. Water everydy the flowers. Grow Pumpkins, Tomatoes & Cucumbers. Keep the front garden and yard clean.
    -Pool Mantainance: The house has a pool. The pump got broken. We need to empty it with buckets, clean off the walls, paint it, and keep it empty until we may afford a new pump.

    Its a 2 store house with a pool and garden. It will be very beautiful!
    Electricity only if you really experience because of safety reasons.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English.

  • Accommodation


    It's a classic vintage 2 floor Beach House almost in front of the beach with a big backyard, garden and a small Pool.
    In it's days it was a fancy, luxurious beach house, we're talking about the 70's maybe.
    We bought it and need to give it life and make it a profitable business. Although business, it is our loved home too.

    We have a bedroom dedicated to Volunteers, so you would have a bed, pillow and a light blanket, because it is hot.
    If we run out of space for more volunteers (capacity is 2), you may stay but you will need to have a tent for the backyard.
    We would provide you with the pillow and blankets. We got good grass so no need for airbed.
    Breakfast is included for each day of work, Monday to Friday.

    Conditions and rules:
    We expect people who respect and adapt, kind people who want to work and help, this is a Christian home, not an hotel.
    -Ilicit Drugs are not allowed to be used while staying (including MJ), inside nor outside, for safety reasons.
    -Visitors other than those staying at the house are not allowed, for safety as well.
    -The gate is locked at 10pm, key copies aren't possible. We go to bed at 10pm. Kindly be here by 10pm please. Safety.
    -You may drink but not at home, just come sober please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -Free Monkey & Wildlife sightseeing: In the mornings monkeys come to visit, you will be able to see and hear them.
    You'll also see iguanas and many many birds.

    -Beachfront: Sunsets just some steps away, early moning beach walks too, you may also fish if you like it.
    Kayak and Waterbike rentals are almost nextdoor. Also Sunset viewing on sailboats.

    -Nightlife: Coco is known in Costa Rica as a party beach town. You'll be able to meet many people of diverse backgrounds and countries, thinking, projects, etc, young and old, and dancing. You got CocoNutz, Zi Lounge and others. You'll welcome to go at night partying, but no visitors in the house are allowed. It's our home.

    -Other beaches are near. Ocotal Beach is just a 35mins walk, the way there is very enjoyable as you'll experience first hand whats the true town life in Costa Rica. It's very touristy! but it's like a Pizza, some places just remain "local". haha Very local.

    -Public Transport is cheap and very accessible, buses take you to the beaches around, and they pass every 30mins till 7pm.
    What this means: You will be able to get to know other beautiful beaches and places around without worrying how to come back home!

    El Mirador: There's a sightseeing hill where you'll see all Coco Beach and the Ocean horizon! It's very close to the house but it's a big climb so if you're fitness person, you'll have somewhere to train and have fun while doing it!

    Scuba Schools: If you like diving, or want to learn, you'll find good deals! There's many Scuba Diving Schools & Centers around, sometimes they sponsor people to become Scuba Masters etc in exchange of work... So you'll have plenty to do to get bored! :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5hrs x 5 days a week

One of our beautiful pictures from the sunsets of our beach.
Host ref number: 464379925373