Permaculture project under the tropical sun in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico
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  • Last activity: 31 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Saludos! I'm Lisa, a 50+ Swiss-Puerto Rican with a long career in communications, that has decided to spend more time in nature than in front of screens. In 2020 I started a permaculture project in the mountains of Yabucoa. My goal is to eat mostly from what grows on the land and grow an edible forest for future generations. I don’t sell anything at the permaculture project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    You will learn a lot about Puerto Rico's flora and fauna, will cherrish to eat what grows, can interact with other volunteers, or stay to yourself. You can practice your languages, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, learn how to use garden and other tools, get creative (paint, write, sew), read, relax, play board games (I'll teach you how Puerto Ricans play Domino and can show you the basic Salsa steps, too), use the WiFi.

  • Help


    I offer a free bed and three daily vegetarian/vegan home cooked meals in exchange for max. 25 hours of help per week. Clear the land, plant, deweed, trim, harvest,... alongside me and other visitors and volunteers. There is always enough to do on my 2000m2 of hillside land under the tropical sun and on my neighbour's field. In case you're a handy person or a builder we can build stuff using the bamboo that grows on the land and do some maintenance work on the house, too. When it comes to basic chores (do the dishes, hang the laundry, keep the house clean) we help each others.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak German, Spanish, English, French and Italian. Volunteers are welcome to brush up and practice their languages with me and introduce me to theirs.

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable house with four beds in two rooms and a shared bathroom. Screens on all windows, great temperature. Solar power and water cystern add to the eco lifestyle.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is about 60 min from San Juan, NO public transportation, NO Uber, but I can pick you up and take you shopping once a week or every 10 days.
    All meals are taken together at approx. 7/8AM, 12MD and 6/7PM. I cook vegetarian, vegan on request.
    Strictly no smoking, no drugs, no noise.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Fast/reliable fibre optic internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A regular campervan can be parked next to the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Up to 25 hours per week.

Host ref number: 585156514878

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