Muralist help to help make our places more bright and beautiful in Dominical, Costa Rica


Costa Rica


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  • Description


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    ---------------------------------------------------------------------Accepting volunteers come June-----------------------------------------------------------

    Hello Potential Guest! My name is Olyvia and my partner, Luke, and I are are a laid back couple who have lived in Costa Rica for the past year and have, in that time, acquired two properties to manage. Which is where you come in.

    We have a full staff of Tico workers who work anything from maintenance, woodworking and cleaning to bartending, baking and cheffing. Some of our staff can speak English so if you are working on your conversational Spanish there are some key employees who have amazing stories and great personalities that you could converse with.

    We are on the lookout for a couple who can compliment these other jobs with assisted maintenance, projects and just general cleaning. A lot of our bigger projects are getting completed now, though with two buildings there is always something to do. Ideally we are also looking for people to come and stay for more extended periods of time - 2 months and beyond. Projects that we are looking to do in the future are:
    - assistance with a butterfly garden
    - making a compost and nursery in the back of one of our properties
    - scraping and painting rails that surround to properties
    - basic construction
    More daily tasks will include things like:
    - raking leaves
    - flipping rooms so they are ready for guests
    - keeping common areas clean

    The two properties what we have are very sleek and contemporary, which is wonderful and leaves a lot of white space that we would like to fill. The current projects that we have that we would need a muralist on is:
    - a larger mural in the restaurant kitchen wall (realistic beach landscape)
    - more cartoony style of our logo character in adventure activities.
    If you are interested in final dimensions or want an idea of the type of work that we would want done and feel that this could be a potential job for you please feel free to reach out with your portfolio. We would obviously pay for paint and materials and we have a scaffold on the property for the larger kitchen project, we are just missing the creative muralist who would like to come in and make the place more vibrant.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Dominical is truly a gem unlike any other. While a rural town in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, this spot attracts a very interesting group of people. Now that the beaches are back open there is time again to learn to surf and enjoy the waves. We have a lot of connections with local ticos if learning to surf is on your bucket list.

    Ideally you will be here in as soon as possible so you will get to see high season which means waterfalls, hiking trails, amazing surf and people from all over the world. We like to do weekend trips out to waterfalls, hot springs and beautiful sites when we can, and you will obviously be more than welcome to join on these trips.

    This is a strangely connected town and being so close to Uvita, Tinamaste, The Osa Peninsula and Perez it is a good launching point for the souther zone, with lots of opportunities to meet other people who could be your next workaway stay.

  • Help


    We try to do our system so that a previous workaway team can show you the lay of the land and work alongside you and answer your questions. then as they leave you do the same for the next team. We really like this method as it allows you to learn with someone who has done what you have done.

    For all of our worker we are ideally we would like a someone who:
    0. Is honest and will do what they say they will do - we work of the trust system here and truly prefer not to micromanage anyone, and trust me, you do not want me micromanaging you.
    1. Has general know how of what they are doing and if not, is willing to ask questions and learn
    2. Is confident in their abilities and can do new jobs and tasks without handholding
    3. Wants to be a part of the community and enjoy the spaces that we have created

    We love this platform and want you to love it too. The best way to do that is come to the table honestly with what is required and what you are capable of doing. During the interview process please be honest and upfront and we are happy to work with you on things.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Not to be forward - but our accommodations are pretty dope. You'll be right on the beach (like listen to the waves crash on the shore close), HIGH SPEED Internet and a full/double bed (depending where in the world you are from).

    There is a kitchen in your room, equipped with a two burner stove, sink and all the necessities that you will need to make yourself a nice home cooked meal.

    - We have maintained a connection with our farmer (he delivers to our cafe) who delivers fruit and veg every Tuesday and Friday
    - A baker through out the week for all fresh bread and sweet treat needs
    - I make grocery store runs every Friday, so I can take a list or bring you with

    We run laundry service every Wednesday which will cost 1.000 colones per load (wash and dry). We do sheets for free every two weeks and towels for free every week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have an adventure passport that you are more than welcome to take with you and enjoy as you chase waterfalls and book local tours. If you are interested in teaching a skill like Spanish lessons or guitar lessons (just examples as there are so many skills in the world) then I know this will be the right place for you as there are so many people willing to learn.

  • 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 an office that we will be a work share space. It WILL HAVE it's own designated internet access, air conditioning, and a small coffee bar as well as a printer down stairs in case you need anything printed.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large space behind one of our buildings that can house your vehicle while you are here. The property is watched 24/7: In the day by our workers and at night with our security guard.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Preferable dog or cat. Nothing too outlandish or overly nocturnal. If you would like to be a part of the fostering program with our local animal clinic we are happy to organize you with that information.

  • 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

Your room during your stay
Your bed, yes next to the street.
Your private bathroom while you are here
The public entrance to our other building
Hang out space
Public entrance to one of our properties
Stairs leading to dorms in one of our buildings

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Host ref number: 711113197811