Community based development on the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costa Rica


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  • Description


    Come visit one of the most biologically diverse places on earth while helping to build its regnerative future. This is an opportunity to help us i.n the creation of a community based ,cooperative hub centered around local agriculture and regenerative economics skills currently needed include organiational development, technology integration and simplification, social media and online precencing and various creative projects. continuation to household upkeep (cooking, cleaning, garden etc.) are rotational responsibilities that everyone who is living on-site participate in. The dominant language spoken on-site is Spanish because 3 of the 4 people who live onsite are spanish speakers. therefore we request workawayers who have at least an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency or feel up to the challenges of immersion.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be in a nexus of cultural exchange. Puerto Jimenez is a hub for the interplay of the campesino, subsistence based communities to the north with the conservation and tourism based communities to the south mixing in the rural small town commercial center of Puerto Jimenez.

  • Help


    We desire to match up travellers with the areas of help that best match their interests and experience. Based on this philosophy, we can give specifics of help needed based on traveler's desires but the areas checked above are most of the areas that we have projects happening where we coulld use help. or choose a needed and achievable project based on mutual agreement.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    In exchange for your help, you will be provided a bed in a volunteer dorm that houses a maximum of 3 people. Option for a private room for couple or individual in exchange for added contribution. , all bathrooms and showers are communal and cold water. . Meals tend to be helper generated affairs ...prep, and clean-up is in addition to expected trade hours and will rotate among individuals on property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We request 15 hours per week of help. We allow you to choose your own hours in order to enable you to fully experience all that this area has to offer - in town, bike riding, swimming, fishing and kayaking are some of the fun activites to engage in. further out of town find beautiful nature hikes, wild beaches and 2.4% of the earth’s biodiversity. On site opportunity for music, art, yoga whatever feeds your soul. As the area’s hub youll find transport options to include bus, collectivo and ferry , in addition to this hitchhicking is always an option for getting where you need to go.

    COVID - we operate as a “burbuja” here at Los Higuerones As such we like to be careful of who we invite into that bubble. At the same time, we have a lot of activity/movement of people coming through the space. -producers, customers, volunteers, yoga class participants we ask workaway participants to be willing to have an open discussion about your way of relating to this ongoing pandemic and be willing to fold yourself into our burbuja.

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    • 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

    Part of our project is a co-work area so workaways can sign up for a co-work membership during their time with us.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    While not ideal, we do have a space for a campervan on site. Depending on the size, it would need to be parked outside the gate during the day. there are communal showers, toilets and kitchen on site so that lends itself well to campervan usage.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20 hours

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