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Swiss-Honduran family run small cacao finca gives unique opportunity on the coast in Omoa, Honduras

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  • Last activity: 13 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Swiss-Honduran family run small cacao Finca on the northern coast of Honduras gives unique opportunity to backpackers and travelers to work a few days on a organic Cacao Farm. We do the whole process from the cacao three , harvesting , fermentation of the beans , drying , cracking and separating the nibs from the husk and at least packing the Nibs and selling them on the local market.

    We do welcome serious Workawayers . My place is more for people who travel central America and like to spend a few days on a farm. We never have work for more then 4 to 5 days. Most volunteers are burned out in short time due to the heat and humidity here on the north coast of Honduras. Normally we do work from 07:00 till lunch. Afternoon you are free for enjoying the Caribbean culture Honduras. Bike rides, beach, go for a ocean kayak ride, visiting the second biggest fort in the world...........ect.
    Have a look at this great video made by two volunteers staying and working at the Cacao

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Everybody likes chocolate everybody eats chocolate its a great experience to know where the chocolate comes from and how much work is involved to make the Nibs ( raw cacao fragments ) the prime material of all the chocolates.
    You will work with local workers, with my hondurian wife and relatives of her. Learn how to work with machete and basic tools. Have lunch with the family who lives on the Finca cooking traditional food on open fire and on some economic rocket stoves designed to use less firewood .

  • Help

    Help

    Basically we do all kind of different work , starting by trimming back the Cacao Trees every 2-3 Month. Harvesting the Cacao twice a year this is done by hand with a pruning shears, cutting the undergrowth with machete or Stihl weed eater, fixing fences. We also produce organic fertilizer . We do have a wood splitter to make fire wood. All the work is outdoor or under a shelter.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We own the well known Backpacker Hostel where we accommodate our guests. Breakfast and Lunch at the Finca or at the Hostel also cocked from a family member on traditional fire stove.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do welcome serious Workawayers . My place is more for people who travel central America and like to spend a few days on a farm. We never have work for more then 4 to 5 days . Most volunteers are burned out in short time due to the heat and humidity here on the north coast of Honduras. Normally we do work from 07:00 till lunch. Afternoon you are free for enjoying the Caribbean culture Honduras. Bike rides, beach, we have ocean kayak's you can use, visiting the second biggest fort in the world...........ect. We do not have weekends ! so You can start on any-day of the week !
    Please note we are all vaccinated and we like our volunteers to be vaccinated too !!

  • 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

    Small campervans can easy stay on my finca.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 2 days off

Host ref number: 662422362824

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