Developing a sustainable tropical flower & butterfly garden in Nosara, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Our yoga retreat boutique hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica. one of the few Blue Zones of the world. Organic gourmet food. Extensive yoga and spiritual practices. Music. Lots of animals (Dogs, Cats, Chickens, Horses, Birds, Butterflys and Wildlife) Top notch surfing 15min walk south. Semi private beach 3min walk west. River mouth 6min walk north. Seeking a live/work exchange (unlimited purified water, unlimited fruits, private queen bedroom, semi shared bathroom, hot water, wifi, five full breakfasts and occasional snacks weekly ) for help in developing our gardens and small building projects as of November 2020 for 1-3months to start. We require someone experienced with tropical wet/desert landscaping, carpentry, stonework, permaculture and creating a food garden (possibly with aquaponics) as well as assistance in developing an enclosed butterfly habitat, reception and labyrinth. We have two part time paid local staff and we live full time on the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    wholesome environment, silence, nature, space, music, beach, sun, energetic and spiritual practices, good food, yoga, surfing, animal care, business

  • Help


    assistance in developing our gardens on the property into a more sustainable and lush tropical garden, exploding with flowers, herbs, foods and a new butterfly sanctuary to eventually be open to public for tourism. we require an individual who loves to work in the garden! who is organized, pays close attention to details, visually oriented, resourceful, aware, very clean and who has practical existing knowledge of tropical and local plants, wet/desert landscaping, permaculture, creating a food garden (possibly with aquaponics), complementary planting, planting seeds, harvesting/relocating plant babies, carpentry, building beds, building a tropical greenhouse/star geo dome, building trellises, developing existing garden areas that have fruit/flower trees/plants, maintaining and keeping gardens clean with weed pulling and raking, sourcing plants, composting, landscaping, development of river/pond circuit, building small habitats and lightweight screen coverings for plants that host caterpillars, developing an enclosed butterfly habitat, small reception and building a small walkable labyrinth.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    practice German

  • Accommodation


    shared villa with 1 or 2 people and several pets, you will have a clean private bedroom with queen sized bed, cotton sheets and towels, overhead fan, cabinets and semi private bathroom with hot water. we have a weekly maid and gardener. there is lots of space and always an available hammock. 3min walk to the beach, 15min walk to world class surfing. five days per week home made organic when possible, vegetarian friendly meals of breakfast and occasional snacks will be included, plus unlimited purified alkalinized water and fruits. daily dinner meals and weekend breakfasts are up to you (once you learn the kitchen protocol) or may be co created with us in house, we also like to eat out once in awhile as there are many good restaurants. we have lived here for over 20 years so you will have access to the best info and details of the town and surrounding area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    this town is a world class surfing spot, with consistent surf break. yoga, trail hikes, beaches, hammock time, music, good food. very relaxed, spiritual and conscious home in a tropical environment close enough to the beach for you to hear the waves from the bedroom. we go to bed early and get up early, here there is a 12/12 light cycle. no tobacco smoking or alcohol drinking. expectations are to be considerate, conscious and spiritual, have initiative to start projects with drive and know how to finish them. work will be mostly unsupervised so you must have practical experience and good knowledge base.

  • 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

    max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexible schedule

Host ref number: 486523249563