Help to build cabins on a coffee plantation near Matagalpa, Nicaragua



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    We are a dynamic and growing coffee plantation in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Although our primary product is coffee, our goal is to expand employment opportunities for the region by capitalizing on the resources in this 300 acre farm. This includes cattle production, both dairy and beef, green energy production (hydroelectric, biogas, and wind), various fruits and vegetables, tourism, lodging, outdoor recreational activities and more. We desire to help the local area by providing jobs and teaching english to the community. We are also looking for someune who knows about sewing, painting and somebody with art skills to paint a mural, we are in a next project to begin a hostel in Matagalpa, so you can come and help us with that too!!!!

    The plantation is located 15km from Matagalpa, a convenient 15 minute drive, accessible by bus. It is in a mountainous area some 1200 meters above sea level.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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
  • Help


    We need someone who can create a website.

    We need a volunteer who can teach English to the local community.

    We need assistance with all aspects of small house construction for Cabins to be used for rental lodging. This includes carpentry, electrical, plumbing.

    We need help on the fields, helping with planting and harvesting.

    we need people with art skills

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 Private bedrooms and 1 shared bedroom in our house. As well as 1 private bedroom and a shared bedroom in a cabin right outside our house. Altogether 3 private bedrooms and 2 shared bedrooms. We house anywhere from 1 to 8 volunteers at a time.

    In exchange for work 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, we offer:

    1. Three good meals a day (and all you can eat bananas haha). If the food is not exactly what you are looking for you are always welcome to buy some of your own food in Matagalpa as we make several trips a week.

    2. A comfortable bed in one of our private or shared rooms.

    3. Its very comfortable here. In the mountains, the weather is fresh. We have a river that runs right by our house that we go to cool off after work sometimes. You can take hikes and explore the area on your free time. The views of Matagalpa and the other mountains of the region are breathtaking. When you are not working, you are welcome to be in the common areas of the house, relax, read, watch tv or use our internet (we have good connection).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Matagalpa is a small city 15 minutes away that has many cultural aspects and activities. Managua is the capital and is 130km away, accessible by bus. The Pacific coast is 4 hours away by bus and has beach resorts and popular surfing. Other historic cities including Granada and Leon are about 3 hours away by bus. Other activities include zip line, horseback riding, and more.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 735526246489