Looking for a couple to help with our pets, garden and maintenance of the property in Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    Me and my husband are travelling for several months, we will be in an out of the house, my parents will also be coming on some weekdays or weekends. We need you to housesit, take care of the garden and our 2 dogs. Basically just feeding them, walking them, making sure they have water and giving them lots of love. You will get a private bedroom with shared bathroom. Hot water, wifi and basic accommodations.
    This farm has a natural forest where you can walk through water springs and creeks and escalate a mountain to see from a viewpoint, you can also learn Spanish by exchanging knowledge with our family and other locals. You can enjoy helping my cousin with organic farming. We are close to national parks and hot water springs where you can enjoy nature.
    We have a gardener to give maintenance to the garden, you will actively participate helping him to keep it beautiful. We have a maid for deep cleaning when necessary but workawayers are expected to keep the house clean, doing the dishes and doing laundry to have all beds ready to be use by our guests. We may receive guests at any time either from family or friends or from Home Exchangeand other apps.
    The free days are Thursday and Sunday and after doing the required activities at the farm, you can enjoy hiking in or near the farm or sharing with my family projects across the street. You are expected to sleep at home every night unless coordinated in advance.
    There is a farmers market in downtown every Thursday afternoon with fresh produce at excellent prices.

    We are a very happy and energetic family, we usually have friends over, parties and bonfires when we are home and workawayers are welcome to participate.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get to know the local side of Costa Rica and immerse yourselves in the culture. We are right below the Juan Castro Blanco National Park and are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere. Waterfall 6km away. Hot Springs, volcanoes etc. Visit my cousin and his goats even make some cheese! San Jose airport is 1 1/2 hrs away and La Fortuna/Arenal 40 minutes.

  • Help

    Help

    We have 2 dogs and one cat that must be taken care of and given much love :)

    Please only apply if:
    - You are able to give a commitment for a minimum of one month stay.
    - You carry Travel Insurance.

    Spanish speaking is an asset when considering applications, but is not a requirement.

    We are looking for long-term workawayers.

    Due to a high number of applications, we may not be able to reply to each application individually, so please only apply if you have the relevant skills and experience that we require.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will sleep in a room with a double bed and shared bathroom. Hot water, wifi, any kitchen utensils, bbq.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 1.5 hrs from the airport in San Jose and 40 minutes from Arenal Volcano. We also have a beautiful waterfall 6km from our property.

    We have a fresh water spring and nice river about 5 minutes walking from home.

    Downtown is a 30minute walk or 7 minute taxi ride. You can find anything from Pizza Hut to movie theaters to shopping centres and local markets.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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