Come help in Organic Farm close to La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a project working toward self-sustainability. We would like the involvement of community, we hope to share values and our vision with people. Living without electricity has been a priviledge for us. Making it possible to be free of signals and tuning into ourselves and the earth which is very rewarding.

    ABOUT US
    We are an international married couple...
    Costa Rica y Mississippi.
    Hi I am Jessica from Mississippi and appreciate all things natural and plant based.
    I am more of a one to one person but I also like to share on creative project in groups. I like deep singing. Ecoprinting and healthy food.

    Hi i am Gerson, from Costa Rica, hablo perfecto español and speak good english.
    I like hard work and do things as well as possible.
    Respect, humor and initiative are very important for me. And value more the actitud than the aptitude on people. I like anime, music, politics.

    We believe knowledge grows when is shared.
    We like deep conversation, chocolate and art, listen and help people, transparency.

    Its nice for as to share time with people from different cultures, languages and points of view during weekdays while working and also on afternoons.
    As also we like to have weekends free for us, and our house completely for us, however we can talk ablut it. We have a baby and family is very important for us, so time together is basic.

    We could recommend nice places to visit and trips to take

    We are about to initiate to sell Kambucha, jams, hot sause and other organic products to beging an incoming as we invested all our savings on this proyect and our numbers has not grow since 2017.
    Also we want to create retreats.

    But it feels good to see and know all the effort and work in every space of our property and how many people told us we inspire them.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would love to share our simple and complet lifestyle with you and show you how to cook great food off grid, make soil, live away from wifi, build beds with rocks and wood brenches, make fire and more...

    Also visit some neightbours and practice spanish and maybe learn to make integral bread with doña Mati.

    Nice trips
    Tips for free waterfalls and hotsprings
    Spanish and English practice.
    Ecoprinting
    Relaxing time
    Non touristic crowded town.

  • Help

    Help

    We need people who want to help on gardens and carpentry.

    Maybe also making fire and if you know about car mechanics would be great.

    Some required help is

    Treat wood
    Make fire
    Make new garden beeds
    Harvest fruits, seeds, greens.
    To prepare eatable seeds.
    Move brenches.
    Cut wood for fire with chainsaw
    Wash Shower
    Sanding wood and help furniture.
    Create organic soil

    We aprecciate your good actitude, effort and wish for help us.

    Work is from monday to friday.
    From artound 7am to 12 md maximum. 20 hours per week.

    Let us know if you are interested provide any workshop to this comunity, or any therapeutic or recreational service.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español - English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We go to bed arrpund 9pm and wake up early arround 6a.m

    Acomodation to sleep is completely free.
    We have 2 single beds in private room.
    Camping space. And maybe a camping tent from our neightbour.

    Other important aspect is food and cooking
    Our water is drinkable from plublic service.
    -Vegan breakfast:
    Integral outmeal and fruits
    coffee or tea.
    -Vegetarian lunch:
    Rice, beans, vegetables or salad, eggs.
    Sometimes chicken soup.
    We cook on gas kitchen and you can use it at night.

    Pets are one dog, one cat.

    Wild life you see always here is iguanas, birds like tucanos, singing birds, frogs, fish on the creek, and sometimes also sloth, turtles, fox, rabits, falcons, bats, armadillo, owl, and more.

    For wifi and batery charging you can pay our neighbour 4USD dollars per week and be relax there and use here toilet if you need. But also you can go to the soda-restaurant.

    About Valle Azul, our town:
    -There are glosery stores where you can pay cash or credit.
    -Not ATM or drugstore here.
    -There is on summer a nice big swiming natural pool on this town. 20minutes walking.
    -Also hot springs always.
    -A 400 years old Ceiba tree.
    -A vegetable store
    -A small bar
    -Several Soda-Reataurantes
    -The biggest private Forest Reserve in Costa Rica (Bosque Eterno de los Niños)
    -Some Rural tourism wich includes hiking, farms, food processes and more

    Also for trasportation we have service of MotoTaxi (Motorcycle Taxi) from and to:
    La Fortuna, Bosque de los Niños, Airport Juan Santamaria, La Tigra, Santa Clara and Ciudad Quesada.

    We are 30 minutes from La Fortuna, one hour from San Ramon. 30min from Ciudad Quesada.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    List of things important in Costa Rica
    Repelent
    Fresh clothes.
    Long sleave tshirt
    Pants
    Hiking shoes
    Double SIM card selfphone
    Always a photocopy of your passport

    List of important things to bring here:
    Good gloves.
    Solar Lamp
    Headlamp
    Ruber boots on winter
    Sun protection.
    Bath soap and Shampoo
    Towel
    Books or table-board games


    General sugestions:
    -Buy a Prepaid Kolbi SIM Card and ask for activation on the store.
    -Dont get distracted by people on street and watch your package always.
    -Be firm and clear with taxidrivers.
    -If you need logistic help to come here we could make it happen.

    Also there is a bus that runs between La Fortuna and San Ramon 3-5 times per day.

    WISHLIST
    We welcome things that people may dont need as:
    2nd hand books
    Music or movies in USB
    Essential oils
    Nuts or seeds to eat (no peanuts)
    Heirloom/organic seeds, especially from your home country:)
    Just let us know if you would be welling to bring something and we can send a link for the item.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    20 horas, 5 days.

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