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Hi my name is Marjorie Herrera(Mayi) with my husband Marco Solis, we are starting development of a new family project, the property is 1 hectar located in Horquetas de Sarapiquí in the nothern part of the province of Heredia, at about one hour time on bus from San Jose.
Our family is composed of mom, dad and 2 daughters living together, plus 2 sons that already have their own families but they visit the country house every once in a while mostly for holidays and family celebrations. We are accompained by 3 pets that are dogs, 2 pugs and 1 english bulldog.
Within the project we want to work on the gardens, maintaining the natural beauty of the forest, respecting the area close to the river that crosses in the back of the property.
Also, there is a water source that we want to protect and take care of it, since for us this is one of the most valuable natural resorces that is our responsability to protect.
The property count with a bunch of all kind of trees, you can see cocoa, orange, lemon, avocado, grapefruit, achiote, noni, guanabana, guava, rambután, coconuts, star fruit, wich is atractive for many species of birds like lapas, toucans, orioles, parakeets and many others that are always flying on the trees branches, together with the birds there is also iguanas, monkeys, lazy bears, squirrels that can be seen if you keep calm and pacient.
Even considering in the country side there is a very stable optic fiber conexion to the internet.
For our family it will be a great pleasure if you decide to visit us.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Travelers will benefit from this cultural exchange by being emerged in the heart of Costa Rican nature in family . You'll be immersed in Costa Rican culture, food, and language.
it is a perfect place to run or do any outdoor sport
Various animals around us and many rivers where you can swim
Type of help needed with
Building small projects
Cooking / shopping in group
General Maintenance Clean surroundings
For the volunteers The small house has a large room with several beds and a private bathroom.
There are two houses on the property the main house where food is prepared has a large living room and all kitchen utensils.
The food is breakfast lunch dinner at the hours traditional Costa Rican food
Breakfast lunch or dinner included we do not ask for any contribution
The food is varied normally traditional Costa Rican food
Gallo Pinto Known as the national dish of Costa Rica, the gallo pinto is essentially cooked beans and rice, mixed together
El Casado, is one of the main traditional dishes of Costa Rica, it is not a singular dish, but a plate composed of various foods
La olla de carne is a tasty and nutrient-dense stew made with large chunks of meat, potatoes, carrots, chayote, plantains, yuccas, sweet potatoes, green plantains, and sweet potatoes.
Volunteers have different foods available to prepare to their liking
A lot of diversity in the surroundings different rivers a specific area to go for a walk or run
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week