Looking for ideas in implementing and designing our permaculture farm in San José, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    12/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    A young permaculture farm located in the foothills of the Chirripó volcano in Costa Rica. Good place for relaxing and observing nature. The farm is not too far from a small pueblo so there is plenty of Costa Rican culture. We aspire to have an esticaly pleasing and productive farm as a demonstration for local population.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are opportunities for Spanish language learning and experiencing rural Costa Rican culture. Exchange organic gardening techniques and think about permaculture. Posible community tree planting activities.

  • Help

    Help

    Landscaping design and implementation : Since this is a young endeavour design ideas in landscaping with edibles in the tropics would be a valuable assistance. Example of work would be discussing landscaping options. leading the implementation of layout. Mapping out plants. Work in the propagation shed propagating plants, improving germination/ emergence rates. pruning and shaping plants.
    Organic gardening, permaculture :
    design and implementation: This is a permaculture farm so help in permaculture based design for the pastures and orchards as well as relaxing spaces would be a valuable assistance. Help in implementing these designs., layout of plants, planting and weeding are all part of the job.

    Major projects under contemplation.
    Upgrading the Rancho. This requires artistic, eco-building, interior design, and landscaping inputs. The goal is to have a unique and comfortable place to meet, stay and learn.
    Documenting the bio-diversity of the farm: This project will contribute to the national bio-diversity, and the learning goals. We will take images and identify the flora and fauna of the farm as well as creating information signs on the significant species.
    Grafting: This is to make a living fence and to create delicious citrus fruits.
    Major landscaping design and implementation.
    Improvements to the pond.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Persian (Farsi): Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Separate guest house on the property for a couple or single person. Solar power, water from spring, with all the comforts including hot water and kitchen. Fresh food from farm when possible. Breakfast and lunch with us at the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People are friendly. We get our raw sugar locally produced and one can visit and learn about this process. We have a lady that makes famous tamales on a wood stove and one can visit there and learn with her. Horses and hiking both on the farm and off. Local horse shows and small festivals. There is bus service to the city and the beach.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The road to the farm is rugged and particularly in the rain it requires 4 wheel drive.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved dogs. (We have chickens which are free range so /.... good behavior is a must).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 762849516696