Creating intentional community in Chiriqui Grande, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Skilled proactive people desired to help in the starting phase of this amazing project in the beautiful lagoon of Chiriqui Grande. Over 3 hectares of lush green land with water access only on the main land of the tropical province Bocas de Toro are to be designed for a self- sustained eclectic community, come and contribute!

    You should want to make a difference and not just look for a cheap arrangement.
    We will only respond to non- generic emails showing you have read our profile and have skills which we have asked for!
    If you have knowledge of plumbing, building, permaculture, solar energy, computer and/ or admin/ marketing it would be grant. But if you are OK with doing simple house work, de cluttering, shaving and painting wood and want to immerse yourself fully into experiencing this place, we are a good match.

    At present it is only me, Ines and Fula, the friendly rescue pitbulleen living here permanently, but we regularly host volunteers and employ local workers of different ethnic backgrounds - you get all the colors of Panama :-).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    The place itself teaches a lot and you will have true encounter with yourself through a sense of being removed from the rest of the world and get in rhythm with nature.

    To be enjoyed
    Authentic local encounters
    Indigenous culture
    Private dock andi beach
    Flying fish and colourful birds
    Indefinite coconuts for personal use
    Yoga and Meditation teacher on site, sessions can be booked
    NO, a day trip to Bocas Islands is NOT possible from here, as travel takes 2 hs one way
    No surfing or diving courses in the area.

  • Help


    This project is just starting.
    At present we need people with skills in alternative energy, plumbing and permaculture, but also help around the house, admin, marketing and computer and a sound social platform knowledge that goes beyond a mere personal use experience.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The former wooden tool bodega right by the sea serves as an independent apartment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a motorboat and a car stationed in the village less than 1 km away.
    Guests can use the neighbor's service of crossing the river on a big float. From the village, buses go to the next towns of Chiriqui Grande, (a cultural experience in itself! :-) and to David, Boquete, or Costa Rica.
    There are mountains, rivers and waterfalls, and of course, the lagoon, which has lake qualities.
    You should be willing to be fully here and immerse yourself into the experience, rather than having an attitude of working off hours to ensure a free stay. The hours are not more, but can stretch out over the day or vary, depending on weather or other conditions, and the attitude is felt!

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 -5 hours a day

Host ref number: 716655428625

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