Immerse, innovate, and learn in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our house connects locals, volunteers, and clients to work together on social impact projects.

    Join us for 1 or 2 weeks. Each week we focus on a particular problem -- dysfunctional technology, remote working challenges, or social/sustainability issues. Your group will brainstorm solutions to the problem, then work towards a self-determined set of deliverables that help evaluate your solution. Deliverables can be: a website, an application, mockups, a video, a prototype, a market study, a crowd-funding campaign, a business plan.

    You'll focus both on applying your own skills (i.e. brainstorming, leadership, communication, collaboration, research, arts, crafts, graphic design, 3d modelling, marketing, website developing, software, hardware) .. and developing new skills you don't yet have. Maybe your a designer and you'd like to learn a little bit about coding? Maybe your a coder and want to learn a little bit about marketing?

    From workawayers, we are most interested in people ready to lead the group/team/project.

    We're in Puerto Viejo Costa, Rica through February 12 (and from then, we move up central america) You can join us for 5 or more days.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will improve their own professional skills, and learn new ones -- skills that make them both more employable, and more capable to sustain themselves independently (while continuing to travel the world, or back in their home city).

    Travellers will experience neat hardware, software, and workshops relevant to ideation and rapid prototyping.

    Travellers will gain experience collaborating with a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team, including other internationals and local contributors.

  • Help

    Help

    Our aim is to leverage your existing skills.. and also enable you to learn new skills and relevant technologies that both immediately help the "problem" but also grow your confidence and future opportunities.

    Skills needed include: brainstorming, leadership, communication, collaboration, research, arts, crafts, graphic design, 3d modelling, marketing, website developing, software, hardware. Out-of-the-box thinking is a huge plus.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, intermediate Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Travellers will receive shared accommodation in a hostel-like environment. In some cases, they will live together in an apartment.

    Meals are not included, but we often cook together (sharing the costs of ingredients).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Puerto Viejo is a laid back Caribbean town... clear water, surfing, snorkeling, partying, wandering through jungle looking for birds. It's a great place to hang out for a bit.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 476782464766