Gardening, constructing, child care and animal help on an ecological community farm in Cartago, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    09/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are building our dream of selfsustainable living.
    On our farm we have built three houses. We love building with different materials like bamboo, cement, wood and recycled things like glass bottles and old tires. And heading towards more and more natural construction.

    We have plenty of fruit trees and growing herb and veggi garden. We love permaculture and our gardens are all organic and often self seeding. We grow: Bananas, some Coffee, Avocados, Mandarines, all kinda herbs, tomatos, sweet peppers etc. etc.

    Also we host many animals like chickens, dogs and horses.

    The horses build the foundation of our income and there are several options to get involved and live on our beautiful eco farm while studying natural horsemanship and the classical art of riding. There is also an internship we offer in the horse section, please visit our website for more info.

    We are located up the montain of the small rural town of Tucurrique, that is 30 mins walk away or a 2000 Colones taxi ride.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our finca is a great place to learn and develop. The people live here come from different places, live, learn and cook together. You will learn about living in a tropical enviornment, gardening in the tropics and community life.

  • Help

    Help

    There is 4 main sections you can get involved with. Please let me know ahead what you are interested in so I can see what project we can do on this.

    Right now we are in the process of cleaning the farm !!!

    Gardening. We have now build the paths and plant the veggis. There is more space to start gardens and the ones that we here need to be mantained also we are planting trees.

    Construction. We have finished building 3 houses. If you like building and want to learn more help can be needed here always.

    Kids: If you like kids you can also help with our kids, they speak german and spanish. They love doing music and arts (=

    Website: We would love to reniew our website and fotos and really could need a hand here.

    Around the animals there can be a day where we need a hand, riding will not be included in this programm. We offer other work-exchange programms that include riding and natural horsemanship instructions for this please check out our website or send me and email so I can send you details.

    Everybody cooks and help cleaning the houses.

    If you feel this place could be the one for you just contact us letting us know witch area you feel you could help with.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    dorm room in one of our new built houses

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to the jungle, rivers, nature. We offer tours you will be able to join on. There is a spanish course on side that you could join in. We offer natural horsemanship lessons and trail riding.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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