Help me with sustainable tourism and agriculture in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    25/10/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a costarican family who lives in a self-sustainable organic paradise. My name is Huber, I have worked in agriculture all my life. 11 years ago a health problem made me realize that the “traditional” way of producing food causes a lot of damage to ecosystems, to the people who produce it and also to those who consume it. So I decided to change our lifestyle to give an example and a better life to my family.
    Here we produce our food, and are trying to develop a sustainable tourism business with camping areas, cabins and guided tours of our farm. In general, we want to share our lifestyle and to try to inspire others to live healthy lives in harmony with nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 costarican family who lives in a self-sustainable organic paradise. In our farm we produce practically everything we need to live, respecting and protecting the environment and sharing our lifestyle with those who visit us. We dream of inspiring each visitor, so that more and more people are interested in the origin of the food they consume and consider how its production affects the environment.

    I've been a farmer my entire life, and love to share with people who are interested in learning to work the land to lead a healthier lifestyle.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a family project, so there is always something to do around the farm. Sometimes we need help with the crops, making organic fertilizers, or cleaning trails; while other times we need more help answering emails and taking reservations for the tours we offer on the farm. We try to keep it fun and simple; and, as everything in our lives: balanced.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I only speak Spanish, but my sons are learning English and want to practice more.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have four rooms for rent in our farm. Workawayers will be given a private room with its own private bathroom. We also have a fully equipped kitchen which is shared with guests.
    Workawayers will prepare their own meals with the organic crops we produce in our farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're located in one of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica, right next to Arenal Volcano.
    On their time off Workawayers can either chill in the farm, by the pool or do campfires. But also visit the many touristic -and not so touristic- natural wonders of the area such as hot springs, rivers, waterfalls, many hikes, zip lining tours, hanging bridges, etc.

  • 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

    We do have wifi at home; however, the speed is not amazing (5 mbps) and sometimes is a little unstable. Usually works fine to check emails, do blog posts and social media, but it's not that reliable for conference calls. We've been told optic fiber will be available soon on the area, we're waiting for it :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big parking lot where a campervan or RV could be parked.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have two dogs in the farm. You're welcome to come with your pet as long as it gets along with other dogs and the rest of the animals in the farm (chickens, cows, and wildlife in general)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 636217597643