Help in our island retreat in sustainable luxury in Panama




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  • Description


    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.

    With James’ track record in luxury villa rentals and Kelly's ancestral knowledge of sustainable living, they founded this retreat, in a national park-like setting. Through all that they have achieved, they are now ready to share their journey with you volunteering here on this serine tranquil island.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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. They say, the photos to not capture the beauty and the size of the property is much larger then they expected.

    So come join our team..

  • Help


    Prefer mature minded couples!

    Above average skills.
    You will help with two full time staff that are skilled and one coordinator who over sees all work.
    Skills in painting, staining, maintenance repairs. Electrical and plumbing, construction and solar knowledge is a plus.
    Use of weed wacker, yard labor and gardening tasks. Putting in vegetable gardens, and building greenhouse out of pvc.
    A green thumb is a plus!!!
    Ability to teach spanish, massage therapy, cooking and baking skills, water craft maintenance, fisherman, bookkeeping, social media and computer skills.

    ***Please emphasize your skill level and what you will bring to the place. Why this property will be left better for having hosted you. .

    ***Treat this as you would be going on any job interview. There is planty of fun to have after your project work has been done.

    You should be neat clean and tidy. Virus free, temperatures will be taken.

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

    *Most importantly loving animals. If you are allergic and don't like animals could be problematic. We have 2 friendly dogs, cat and
    lots of chickens and bunnys that are the real owners of the property and they demand attention.

    We are located in a real off the grid, self sustaining fishing village located on a remote jungle island rainforest.

    Anyone with phobias such as snakes and spiders be aware do exist and should consider your tolerance before applying. *Mandatory requirements wearing boots up on the property and a flashlight on the walkways at night. Boots and awareness will keep you safe. Real medical attention is an over an hour boat . Let us know in advance your boot size, we provide them.

    Special diets you 'll have to be adaptable to what is available on our island Meals...Farm fresh eggs, fish, chicken, rice, beans, lentels, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, pancakes and seasonal tropical fruits are always available. Soda, beer, snacks or juice you should buy before coming as there is limited access out here.
    Breakfast is 8-9:30am on your own. Lunch is served 12:30 to 1:30pm. Dinner 6:30-8pm shared cooking.
    Cooking and cleaning up after meals is not considered part of workaway time hours, plus communal house cleaning tasks we all share, keeping floors sweep, vaccuming, washing dishes and cooking.
    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 upon your departure.
    We always do a exit check before our guests leave.

    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.
    Transportation cost is $60 dollars each way for you or your group. Boat driver requires payment up front before departure from Bocas. Deposit of $60 required for your exiting departure.

    Remember we are very remote,
    One (1) hour by boat ride to Bocas del Toro, so do not go back and fourth often.
    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...

    Please check our calander for available dates....

  • 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 to miles of private hiking trails. The Most Spectacular Views of all the Archipelago!!!

    We will provide three meals daily while working.
    Cooking and Cleaning is Shared.

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit local areas around...plenty of swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, water toys, yoga, fresh air and meditation, board games, use of high speed 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 virus. Out on our island community we are virus free and we are taking all safety precautions to keep you and our community safe.
    Looking forward to welcoming you 😀

  • 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 very good high speed internet

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Work aways suite with private bath
Kitchen with a View!!!
Fabulous Views!!!
Producers of Bocas del Toro & Boquete Art Poster Maps
Wake to stunning Views. Sound of water splashing the rocks
Your Hostess fun and friendly

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