Secluded yet Close to City Organic Farm in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico)

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Puerto Rico

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is secluded yet within short drive or even bike to a cooling mountain river pond; 30 min to a beautiful Caribbean beach; city attractions such as Old San Juan, 40 min drive. We are also connected to the agro-ecological community of Puerto Rico and can arrange access to their attractive natural spaces including remote mountain rivers.

    Our own organic farm is nested in 20 acres of native plants, flowers, trees and amazing birds. It is quiet to sleep/rest, enjoy clean fresh air. The house has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, five of which are available to guests, helpers, visitors. Common spaces include ample kitchen, laundry room, two dining areas, library room, terraces, gardens, forest all around (and a creek too!).

    Owner/manager is semi-retired and makes a point to balance farm responsibilities/work with occasional outings to beaches, mountain rivers, go to local live music events, visit urban spaces like beautiful Old San Juan, visit and spend time with friends. Owner/manager may occasionally travel abroad requesting guests and workawayers to implement management plan on their own.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    We facilitate the experience of being in the land, with the land and life elements, you make it meaningful to you!

  • Help

    Help

    Work activities you can enjoy include soil prep, seeding, clearing areas for crops, fencing, building greenhouse, chicken coop, honey boxes, tilling, old pool restoration, building cabins/tree houses, house/roof restoration and maintenance, painting the house, domestic chores, going to farmer market to sale produce. Elder family member may occasionally stay at the farm. Host would appreciate workawayer to be engage in light care/socializing with her.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    Private single or private double occupancy room with shared bathrooms. Comfortable bed, 100% cotton linens, ventilated room with large windows with screens/curtains for privacy; electric fan with timer. Host can provide basic ingredients for simple meals which need to be prepared and complemented by workawayer to fit specific individual diet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transportation in PR is mostly limited to metro areas, however, in your time off owner/manager can coordinate to run errands at a time convenient for you to be dropped off at nearest bus/train/public-van or 'guaguita' stop (about 15 minutes away) so you can explore on your own. There will always be times when manger/owner goes to beach, river, old town and then is possible for two people to share (pick up truck max capacity is two people besides driver) and arrange meeting somewhere to come back to the farm if independent exploration is at stake. Airport pick up/return will be arrange for workawayer (45 min ride).

    We expect workawayers and guests to be respectful of house/farm rules such as quiet times, no smoking, no alcohol (unless discussed and approved for specific social occasion), clean after yourself, keep common areas, bathrooms, and bedrooms clean; follow instructions to maintain infrastructure and equipment working well. Note there is no Wifi on site at the moment (we are working on it).

    We expect workawayers to help out with agricultural and non-agricultural work a total of 12 hours a week that can be arrange flexibly to fit other activities: social, sightseeing, field trips as to enjoy Puerto Rico's many wonderful sites.

    Perhaps useful to remember that nothing is written in stone so please do not hesitate to discuss any individual arrangement to accommodate a satisfactory, healthy and meaningful exchange.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    12 hours a week per volunteer



Host ref number: 635146793992