Support us in our mission of offering unique learning opportunities that blend education, discovery and regenerative farming in Costa Rica

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We run an off the grid permaculture farm with a growing food forest, vegetable beds, ornamental plants, secondary and primary forest and a few farm animals near Puerto Viejo, Limón. Over 120+ acres, with 70% primary rainforest, creeks and a network of trails.

    It is our desire and intention to blend the mixed characteristics of the land to offer a balance between committed environmental protection, civic education, financial sustainability and permaculture principles. We desire to create an environment and community that optimizes the beauty, magic and power of living in synchronicity with the natural world in a regenerative manner.

    We envision becoming an educational and conservation center that offers unique learning opportunities to equip individuals with knowledge and skills, to support us in our journey of restoring the balance between humans and the natural world.

    We abide by the Permaculture ethics of:
    Earth care
    People care
    Fair Share

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Coming to the South Caribbean side of Costa Rica, you will have an opportunity to learn Spanish. In our town we have a strong Afro Caribbean culture as well - and over 50 nationalities represented. It is a true melting pot of cultures - exhibiting an impressive tolerance and acceptance of all kinds. Most children here speak at least 3 languages! You will learn much about tropical plants, tropical farming, permaculture, wildlife and insects. We do Live with the rainforest and all its pleasures and challenges it may provide.

  • Help

    Help

    Embark on a Unique Tropical Jungle Farming Adventure!

    Discover the magic of off-grid living on our expansive 120-acre private Permaculture farm, evolving over the past 5 years. We're on the lookout for dedicated volunteers/farmers with a genuine passion for farming, particularly those well-versed in soil biology, permaculture, and tropical agriculture, willing to commit to at least one month—with a strong preference for those committing to over three months.

    Aspiring candidates are invited to undergo a one-week trial, post which we'll evaluate the experience to determine if you'll become an integral part of our community.

    For those sponsored to join us, we provide accommodation and food supplies. Volunteers are responsible for their own meals and maintaining the cleanliness of their accommodations.

    In return, we seek assistance in various areas, such as:

    Gardens: Bed preparation, seedlings, planting, soil preparation, composting, weeding, watering, harvesting, pest control, pruning, transplanting, landscaping, and agroforestry.

    General Maintenance: Trail upkeep, farm fixings, construction, woodworking, and sustainable building techniques, including caring for our regenerative systems.

    Animal Care: Feeding and maintaining cleanliness in their areas.

    Volunteers are expected to contribute up to 25 hours per week, but opportunities to engage more are available—after all, it's a farm, and there's always something to do! Access to the town is possible through a hike at any time.

    ***UPDATE ON CURRENT NEEDS***
    1) A bio-construction builder (Availability from March 15th - April 30th)
    2) Permaculture/Regenerative farming expert (Availability from March 15th - April 30th)
    3) Soil Microbiology Genius (Availability from March 15th - April 30th)

    * Descriptions can be found right below *

    Soil Microbiology Genius:
    Specializing in composting, soil microbiology, vermicomposting, and organic fertilizers, we are actively seeking individuals with profound expertise in these domains. If you have a deep understanding of soil health and possess hands-on experience in cultivating and nurturing soil microbiota, your skills are precisely what we are looking for. Join our team if you are dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture through your knowledge and hands-on proficiency in soil microbiology and related practices.

    Permaculture/Regenerative Farming Expert:
    We are in search of an individual with a profound background in Permaculture and regenerative farming, someone who not only possesses extensive hands-on experience but is also enthusiastic about sharing that knowledge with fellow volunteers and farm visitors. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of expertise to promote sustainable farming practices and foster a deeper understanding of Permaculture principles.

    Bio-Construction Genius:
    We are on the lookout for a versatile professional skilled in the art of woodwork, adept in general maintenance, and proficient in crafting with various woods. An added advantage would be experience in constructing with recycled materials and expertise in clay construction or carpentry. This role demands someone with a keen eye for sustainable building practices and a commitment to creating structures that align with our eco-friendly ethos.

    Community Wellness (Position Filled): If you are a certified yoga teacher, a herbalist, a massage therapist and have experience working with groups, organizing different activities and designing spaces that will allow our community to unwind and relax. If you can come up with ideas and activities that will support team building within our community, we might have a spot for you.

    If you fit any of the profiles above, send us a direct message with the respective profile title in the subject line.

    PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU MEET ONE OF THE ABOVE PROFILES.

    If this resonates with you, don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share a bungalow with fellow volunteers, up to 4 people per bungalow.

    No electricity but we do have solar lighting and charging. There is basic 3/4G internet signal.

    Water from rain collection and 1 km of jungle creek. Community meals cooked together.

    The farm is approx 45 min walk to the town and beaches of Cocles - Puerto Viejo

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The South Caribbean Region is a one of a kind destination. It is well known for it's unique culture and cuisine, as well as it's white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and dense vegetation. The wildlife is abundant on land, in the ocean and in the air, giving opportunities for fascinating encounters.

    The Southern Caribbean is a region of vast contrasts in weather. Temperatures remain the same nearly year round with average daytime highs in the low 90s and night time lows in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies by month with the months of September and October being the driest.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (no fee)

Host ref number: 569934786748

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