Come help us creating a farm at the mountains of pacific coast of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a little farm at the mountain in the Pacific Coast Of Costa Rica, and we want to create a sustainable place with variety of activities (farm duties, forest adventures and traditional activities).
    We are constructing all the infraestructure, taking care of animals, and designing all the activities that we would offer to visitors. It is a very rural place, so the life is very simple.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning/practicing Spanish language
    Living with a local young guy, sometimes with all the family, and learning about their way of live (food, customs, music, etc)
    Learning of Costa Rican old traditions and activities by creating the project at the mountains.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in a many ways, but it is not necessary to know about everything, we just need people can help with aminimum of two of the following duties:
    Construction (fences, painting, wood working, animal houses, work with pallets, etc)
    Farm animal care (milking, cleaning, feeding, etc).
    Marketing (taking photos, social media ideas, videos, etc)
    Art with wood (construction of playground, some painting ideas)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish/English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It is little house of a family, could have a private or shared room, depends of how many volunteers are comming. The house is not finished yet, but has kitchen, bathroom and beds. Also, we don’t have regular electricity as we are installing solar panels, so we use a temporary electric power generator for main needs.
    The food is Costa Rican typical food most of the time, but we also cook international food (pasta, sandwiches, hamburguers, etc.) We offer 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and some times we have coffe time (it is a tradition in Costa Rica). We cook, however, workawayers have to cover their food expenses.

    There is limited access to internet and no phone signal at the mountain.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot of things to do on free time, that are totally free:
    River activities (swimming, fishing)
    Mountain activities (hiking, trail running, yoga, horse back riding)
    There is a few National Parks that people can visit and a lot of paid adventures (canopy, rappel, rafting, etc).

    Transportation:
    Volunteers have to take a bus from San José (where the airport is) to Esterillos (2-3 hours) and we take them to the farm (one hour).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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