Help at our ecological family farm in Tucurrique, Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
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  • Last activity: 28 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a german-nicaraguan family of 5 and live together with our 4 legged family members and volunteers and guests in a quiet, peaceful place up a mountain.
    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, cows, cats, 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. You need to have a solid foundation in horses to be able to join us as an intern. We are excited to receive your aplication for this position! The internship is taken till April 23. And we require a minimum stay of 3 months for this postion.

    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
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a last minute opening for our natural horsemanship internship. If you have a solid horse knowledge and a keen to widen you skills as well as help us with organization and leading our group please contact us. Minimum stay 3 months. Min age 21 (= Looking forward to ride with you! We even offer a job position for the right canidate!
    For all other horse entusiasts please check out our website for our volunteer learning programs we offer.

    Right now we are in the process of building!!! Work will be around BUILDING. There for we are looking for a STRONG man that like to do manual labor and building. Also a couple is welcome! Stay can be for 1 or 2 weeks. start asap! Please contact us for more information.

    The second position: Aupair position. Our family has grown and we are looking for a kids loving person that like to stay with our family for a while and help with our baby and kids. You need to have some expirience with kids/babys and be willing to stay longer term with us (min. 3 months). We live quiet alternative so you need to be open minded and have a kind personalty.

    The third position: ARTIST wanted! We would love to paint our new build houses with creative wallpaintings! (this can only happen during certain seasons)

    The fourth position: Photographer, Videographer, Webdesigner, social media manager. Any skills in this fields are very welcomed!

    Beside workaway (where we have very limited spaces) we offer different options to stay, learn and enjoy the community life here.

    If you dont have any of this skills you can join us in our learning programs! Please check contact us for more infos on this!

    We enjoy active volunteers with an can do attitude.

    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. If you have expirience in gardening you can help 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 helps cleaning the houses.

    If you feel this place could be the one for you just contact us!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • 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 Classical horse traning following biomecanic principles.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 615682747784

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