Want to help out on our virtual coffee farm in Boquete, Panama

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Panama

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our family moved from the United States to Panama two years ago. We run a small coffee farm 10 minutes away from town. We provide tours and export coffee. We always have projects and making improvements never ends.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on a coffee farm next to a jungle, but close to Boquete and all of its attractions.

    We would love to teach anyone how city-expats make a living running a coffee farm here in Panama and what it is like to live next to a jungle and on a farm. We have the only virtual coffee farms if it's kind. Come learn about coffee, living on a farm in Panama and see why this area of the world is a top destination spot for tourists.

    Learn how we have to improvise and be creative to bring improvements up in the hills.

    My husband and I run the farm, we have a part-time housecleaner and a full time employee, along with seasonal employees during the coffee harvesting.

  • Help

    Help

    *We are only accepting groups of 2-3 people traveling together*

    We have 2 completely different sets of tasks coming up in the next couple of months.

    1. Helping with some DIY tasks - will train onsite
    We need to add 2 bedrooms to our shipping container. This will be a lot of working with stucco, tiling and painting.

    2. We are the only coffee farm in the world that has a virtual coffee farming experience. People from all over the world have leased 1 coffee tree for themselves or have received the tree as a gift. We take pictures of the trees and send out emails every couple of weeks, plus we have standard coffee tree maintenance each month.

    3. We also have coffee soaps, candles and other items that we make on the farm to sell in our little farm store.

    If either of these projects sounds good to you and you can commit to at least 3 weeks, let us know!

    We are looking for people that are willing to work for about 4-5 hours each morning (afternoons and weekends are your time!) Food and lodging are provided. :)

    To be a good fit for this project, we are looking for people that energetic, love the outdoors and enjoy learning new things. We have 2 dogs on the farm, so liking dogs is a plus! Being up on a farm/hill, it can be very isolating for single travelers. Our situation is perfect for a couple of friends or a couple. Taxis to town are $4 or you can catch rides from us off the hill.

    There are always other projects going on around the farm and helping out with other coffee-related projects might take priority here and there.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a shipping container that has been converted into a studio apartment with 3 beds. It contains a bunk bed (full/twin beds) and 1 stand-alone twin bed. The studio has a shower with hot water and a private bathroom. There is electricity, wifi and a TV and some pre-recorded movies and shows. Outside is a covered kitchen (with microwave, dishwasher, grill, stove, oven, and espresso machine) and dining area for preparing your meals. (We will provide rice, beans, eggs, coffee, chicken and local fresh fruits and vegetables.) We are willing to help arrange transportation to and from town for visits to the city.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Boquete is a tourist town and there are many activities to explore. There is white-water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and lots of opportunities for photographers.

  • 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 a 20mbps download and 15 upload connection.

  • 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

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