Help in our jungle island plantation, Panama



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    About The Owners
    James and his wife Kelly are a couple who made their dream a reality!!!
    They live in over the water homes in a indigenous community, the lodge sits on a spectacular bay, framed by mountains and consider the Galapagos of the Caribbean with its abundance of wildlife. It offers breath taking views, with painted sunsets and jumping dolphins, here in the islands of Bocas del Toro Archipelago.

    James has traveled 120 country's over 40 years, and has some spell bounding exotic travel stories from the North Pole, Madagascar, Tibet, Amazon, Africa, South America, and Antarctica .

    Kelly is a Native American of the Acoma Pueblo tribe in New Mexico. After a bout with breast cancer, Kelly came to full remission with natural healing. Her interests have been deeply cultivated in organic foods, a vegetarian approach, essential oils and living a healthy natural lifestyle.

    All of these adventures left them wanting to De-Package, De-Wire and De-Stress their lives and offer that to others! So, that is just what we have done here. The absolute simplicity that is what we love, wake up every morning to the deep powerful presence of life ...jungle and sea.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Benefit from James knowledge of traveling 120 countries of the world... 40 years of travel experience. The peace and tranquility of island living. Will broaden your awareness and open your eyes to beauty...
    You will remember for a life time...

    Everyone that comes here is in awe with the surroundings and its amazed beauty and changed for-ever. The beauty and the size of the property is much larger then they expected.

    So come join our team...Peace, Joy, Kindness and Blessings of Life awaits you🦋😊🏝️

  • Help


    Prefer mature minded couples!

    Above average skills, as we do not teach, so you must have knowledge in skills we are in need of at the time.
    We have two local full time workers and one coordinator.
    ***Needed at this time😊
    ***Skills in wood work /repair, sanding, painting and staining.
    ***"Experienced Green Thumb" gardener for working on plantation and also working with Hydroponics a plus.
    ***Artist for making directional signs and labeling trees and plants all around plantation.

    ***Please emphasize your skill level.
    ***Treat this as you would be going on any job interview. We get so many inquiries wanting to come here. And why you are the best fit.

    You should be neat clean and tidy. Respectful of our home, and staff. Everything goes back in same place, to make easy for next person to use. We have rules in place for everyone, please obay. We may do things differently here then your country, we fellow rules and laws of Panama.

    Should have some relationship with God. "We pray with our meals"

    Most importantly loving animals. *If you are allergic and don't like animals this would not be a good fit. We have 2 friendly dogs, cat and lots of chickens and bunnys that are the real owners of the property and they demand attention. They are free to roam.

    We are located totally off the grid, self sustaining fishing village located on a remote jungle island rainforest. If you are city person, this may not be for you. We are the real deal... The jungle!

    *Anyone with phobias such as snakes and spiders be aware do exist and should consider your tolerance before applying. *Mandatory requirements wearing our high boots up on the property and a flashlight on the walkways at night. Boots and awareness will keep you safe. As real medical attention is an over an hour by boat. Let us know in advance your boot size, we provide them. Please Google Panama Rainforest Plants and Animals as you are coming to a jungle island.
    You need Beware!!!!

    We will provide three meals daily during working days only. We do have restaurant and great pizza delivery available.
    Vegetarians are welcome, but restricted diets vegan or ethnic cuisine preferences are impractical due to our remote location.
    What we provide is Plantation Meals...are farm fresh eggs, fish, chicken, rice, beans, lentels, pasta, cereal, pancakes and seasonal tropical fruits and veggies lots of yucca, plantaines, coconut, bananas, cocoa, sugarcane at this time. (Snacks, Soda, beer, juice or any other foods you may want that are not listed above, you should buy before coming) as there is limited access out here. We provide refridgator in your room for your additional items.
    Breakfast is 8-8:45am
    Work starts 9am
    Lunch 12:30 to 1:30pm
    Dinner 6:30-8pm.

    *Cleaning up after meals and communal house cleaning tasks all shared, keeping floors sweep, vaccuming, washing dishes, and counters keep clean and neat as we have high health standards. Is *NOT considered part of workaway time hours.

    The house areas are kept spotless to combat mold, bacteria and grems. You will have a fully disinfected room, with Norwex cleaning products. We expect your room to be kept neat and clean condition during your stay and, we do periodical checks so please *keep neat and tidy. You are to leave room clean, just like you arrived. Please have respect for our home and other guests.

    We always do a enter and exit check for cleanliness and inventory of everything, apon arrival and at departure. All remotes and keys are be given back in hand.

    We reserve the right to terminate the workaway at any time for not following house rules or directions, personality conflicts or poor job performance. At the earliest that day or fellowing morning.

    Remember we are very remote, 40 minutes by boat ride to Bocas del Toro. We now have new boat taxi that runs daily from Bocas del Toro to Grande Chirqui. It stops in Loma Partida where you get off. Boat picks you up at our dock. $8 one way. You call for reservations. Schedule will be in with photos. This makes it easy now to go back and forth to Bocas Town.

    We are not a social party place, Please no drugs, light alcohol is permitted at your expense.
    This is a real indigenous indian over the water community...and the people here, there life is church.

    Please check our calander for available dates....

    You have choose of transportation now. Either by private boat which cost is $60 dollars each way. OR the New public boat taxi that runs 4 times daily and costs aprox $8 each way to Loma Partida.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We need Spanish lessons for beginner and intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Luxury suite and bath on our lower level, normally $300 per night.
    Wake up to jumping dolphins and water at your feet.
    Opportunities for camping at top of property, with over two miles of private hiking trails. The Most Spectacular Views of all the Archipelago!!!

    Totally off the grid!!!
    No rain... No water...
    No sun... No electric...
    We live off the environment in substainable luxury.
    See photo of volunteers room.
    Normal workaway stay is two weeks, beyond that time will be negotiable. Workaways check in is usually on Sundays and depart on Saturdays.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit local areas around...plenty of swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, yoga, fresh air and meditation, board games, use of Internet and a library of movies, Netfilx, spotafi, Amazon Prime, cinema theater.
    Where getting around is only done by boat. Abundant of marine life!
    Over 8 kms of private world class spactular vista hiking trails, mountains, sea, river and jungle.
    It will take your breath away, a life time experience!!!

    We pray with our meals:
    In God we trust Psalm 91
    You are coming to the real deal,
    Tranquil and Seren...
    Beauty of Life awaits you!

    Bocas del Toro Providence has been exposed to covid virus. Out on our island community we are virus free and we are taking all safety precautions to keep you and our community safe. Please take all safety caustions on your travels here, temperatures will be taken and proper hand washing regularly to combat virus, to keep our community safe.

    Looking forward to welcoming you, Peace, Tranquility are yours here😀

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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