Ecofarm help with construction and gardening in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    “Closed for the season”

    Hola! We are a family of 5 and have been living in the Osa Peninsula for 15 years. We have been running a lodge in the Cabo Matapalo area and since March, we have decided to focus our energy on developing our farm which is located in the higher lands of Puerto Jiménez. This farm a more than that, its a nature sanctuary, it borders Corcovado National Park, so the biodiversity is amazing. It also offers superb views of Golfo Dulce and in the highest point of the farm, you can even get views of the Pacific Ocean. The connection with nature here is the real deal, the silence, the sounds of the jungle, the wind blowing even the powerful rain showers, it all makes it to have a full experience of connection with Mother Earth.

    We have had this land for 14 years, and it's only now, that we have decided to put all our effort and love into building a space to share with people who seek for a place to get away from the craziness of life and the fear of the unknown and the virus. People who´s ground has been shaken and now realize the need reconnect with themselves, with mother nature, people who seek silence and look for a space to heal as well.

    As soon as the pandemic hit our country, we heard the call of Mother Earth to come back to her, to eat, get nourished, and heal from her, to embrace life. So here we are! So far we´ve invested in a solar panel system to power the property, we have a well-pumped system to supply water and wifi. There´s also a family that lives full time in the property and have lots of animals like chickens, pigs, cattle, and horses. We recently started a little greenhouse and now enjoy of delicious fresh greens. We have also planted lots of fruit trees, and we are starting a medicinal greenhouse. We are planning to build 4 new structures and a bathroom battery to host our future visitors. We are also planning to bring goats and other farm animals. We look to be self-sufficient and to have a little community of people who share the same dream and hear the call.

    Our mission is to share this land. We wish to host circles, classes, ceremonies, etc. We want to let people come when they want to heal, learn, detox, connect, and enjoy. We want to be able to serve delicious and nutritious meals. We also want to make medicine with the medicinal plants from our greenhouse.

    We are Felipe, Angelica, Marena (14), Santiago (10), and Juan Pablo (3), and our dog Dragon. We live between this farm and the lodge we manage in Cabo Matapalo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You´ll get to experience the real Costa Rican farm life. You´ll be away from the crowds, deeply immersed in the heart of nature, you´ll get to experience true connection and silence.
    You´ll get to spend time with a Costa Rican family that speaks only Spanish. If you make friends with them, you might even get invited to milk a cow in the early hours or help doña Julia make cheese and bread.
    When we are there, we´ll get a chance to spend time together as well. and work hand in hand in the garden or in the kitchen. We love to travel as well, so would love to hear all the travelling tales you have to share, as well to get to know you and your culture. We love to have deep talks about anything spiritual and sometimes political as well, and never underestimate a philosophical conversation about how to make the world a better place.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Right now we are looking for people that can help with the following:

    *Buiding the new rooms and bathroom batteries (bamboo and wood construction knowledge welcome!)
    *Garden maintenance
    *Grounds maintenance
    *House and property cleaning
    *Animal care
    *Building a pen for the goats
    *Building a chicken, duck and turkey coop
    *Harvest of greens and fruits
    *Harvest, dehydration and storage of medicinal plants and herbs
    *Preparation of ferments in the kitchen such as kefir, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, etc.
    *Preservation of other vegetables through the methods of pickling, and canning.
    *Website developer and social media management

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Right now there is a little house with a room and two single beds that volunteers can share. The bathroom is shared as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since you'll be staying at the farm, we expect people to be quiet, and polite, as well as clean.
    Absolutely no drugs, or heavy drinking. No visitors allowed within the property. Our house is smoke-free.

  • 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 have very good WiFi connection

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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