Come and enjoy Caribbean Beach Experience in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    30/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Currently my two top needs are a fit persons to do yard work and maintenance, AND a person with strong writing skills .

    The trade would be 15 hours of work a week for a clean, spacious place to stay. A couple would be welcome as well.

    Spanish speaking would be nice but not required.
    Apply if you are interested in any of these!

    Experience what it's like to live as an ex-pat here in Puerto Viejo. My family owns a one acre farm in the lush tropical rain forest only half a mile from the gorgeous Caribbean Ocean. We live in the funky little community of Puerto Viejo which is an eclectic mix of Costa Ricans, Jamaicans and ex pats from all over the world. My husband and I retired early, bought this land, built 2 homes, planted hundreds of trees, set up rain catchment system and have settled ourselves deeply into the community.

    The beaches here are stunningly raw, you can explore cove after cove sometimes being the only person around. Most people get around on bikes and you can get to shopping, yoga, surfing, and dozens of restaurants easily. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to get involved in, opportunities to explore breath work, Cocoa Ceremonies, and much more. It truly is a lovely community where making friends and getting plugged in is easy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Gardening
    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

    You will learn what it's like to live in a eclectic town with people from all over the world. We truly get a long, enjoy each other and work together. It's a special place.

    Opportunities to surf, learn Spanish and participate in yoga and other healing modalities abound here.

    There are opportunities to get involved with the indigenous Bri Bri Indians, learn Spanish and learn about the amazing process of growing cocoa and making it into Chocolate.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm looking for someone with marketing experience. Things like email automation, website development and social media. Also interested in photography and video skills as well, but not necessary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your own totally enclosed bedroom and bathroom in a brand new Cabina that we just built on our property. The Cabina has an out door kitchen and sitting area and it has a land line Internet (which is pretty special in these parts). It's crisp and clean and quite private.
    As far as food goes, we will provide some family meals. Except for designated family meals the traveler will prepare food of their choice at their leisure at their cabina. I will provide an allowance that should cover groceries for the week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We usually have other workaways on the property for you to socialize with.
    There are plenty of activities going on around town to get involved in. Yoga, beach volleyball, etc.
    Transportation here is usually bike, however we do have a car. There is an excellent bus system, people hitch hike safely and of course one can always walk.
    Again, there is so much to get involved in!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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