Activists, programmers and artists in a permaculture farm, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    We are a group of social activists/software engineers building a community where we can have a healthy lifestyle and develop software applications/tools to make the world a better place for all.

    The idea is to make a natural living space with good food for energy, good friends (animals too) for socializing and interesting projects for a purpose.

    The property is 14Ha about 10km from Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. It's bordered by two rivers and a 240Ha protected reserve. It's between two volcanoes, Tenorio and Arenal. The first building 27m x 10m structure, under one roof. It includes a large working space (open air), kitchen (open air), chill lounge and mezzanine. The second building is a 100 square meters octagonal movement space facing Tenorio (It's a shy volcano so we are very happy when it opens up). The third structure is the sleeping quarters, it includes five private rooms and two big dorms. And the fourth structure is the garage, wood storage, woodworking space and the bodega. We are also constructing two cabins.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We are a space of collaboration and co-creation, so we will learn many things from one another.

    - natural building
    - permaculture/farming
    - programming interesting applications
    - making beds, chairs, and other woodworking projects
    - solar and hydroelectric energy set up
    - building a floatation tank
    - learn about trees, birds, insects, plants, winds, rains and so on...
    - we intend to document as much as we can, so filming and editing as well

  • Help


    Knowledge in software dev, graphic design, art, permaculture, natural building, herbalism and so on is appreciated. We ask for a minimum stay of one month.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer three healthy vegan meals per day, and a bed or a private room depending on what is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm assuming you have done the research to know that this area is a beautiful part of Costa Rica. We are located between Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and Tenorio National Park. The bus passes about 1.5km away that take you to Nuevo Arenal. A lot of things to do in the area, I don't even know most of them. To mention some: hot rivers, colorful rivers, Kite surfing, paddle boarding (we have one you can use), zip lining, so much hiking, cloud forests, crazy tree climbing and so on. Beach is not far away, we also have a long board that you can use. Btw, we like to have fun as well so if you would have good ideas, we will not resist much.

  • 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

    Contact us!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, we also own a van.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    yes, we have two dogs and two cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 627634485154