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My husband Taylor, our dog Sulli, and I have a house located in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica, in the secluded beach town of Playa Zancudo. It is about 60 yards from the beach. From our porch, you can see the Gulfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula. The house is on just over an acre, full of different fruits, flowers, and wildlife.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Playa Zancudo is a small local, one road town, where you will be fully immersed in Costa Rican culture. You can experience local cuisine, language, and the “Pura Vida” way of life. You will see wildlife, plants, and some fruits only found here in Costa Rica. Also, some of the best surfing, and fishing around is found in the Gulfo Dulce, our backyard. Excursions and Activities can be arranged with the hosts in advance and scheduled around work times.
When staying at our house you will mostly be responsible for feeding, walking and caring for our 60 lb, baby of a dog, named Sulli. Ideally, we’d like you to have previous experience with caring for dogs with special needs. Sulli struggles with separation anxiety if he is not provided structure, proper exercise, and plenty of quality time. We expect that at least 60% of your time will be spent at the property or on the beach in front. We will also need help with mowing the grass, watering plants and/or pulling weeds, trimming trees and clearing the yard of palm fronds and coconuts, as needed. Electrical knowledge would be a plus, as there are a few light switches that could use rewiring. Also, anyone with social media marketing, videography, mural painting and construction skills would be a welcomed addition. The daily schedule would be an early start around 6:00am and work until 10:00. The remainder of the day and afternoon would be yours to enjoy the beach, read, work remotely, prepare meals, work on creative projects, and cherish the tranquility of Playa Zancudo.
You will have your own private bedroom and bathroom with access to full kitchen, rest of house and property. You will be responsible for purchasing and preparing your own food.
There are many activities to do in and around Playa Zancudo. Our large veranda is perfect for yoga and creative projects with the peaceful sounds of nature. Many adventure activities and tours are available; such as, fishing, surfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. In terms of transportion, there is one guy in town who runs a taxi. If you don’t plan on leaving town, you can get anywhere you need to go on 2 bicycles that we can provide for you. Additional bikes can be rented, if needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is plenty of secure parking on the property, but no hook up for water or electric.
Max 20 hours a week, with 2 days off - no food
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