Help on a holistic eco-project and explore the indigenous community of Bribri, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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    Hi, we have finished our project in Puerto Viejo and have moved inland a few kilometers from Bribri, the last town before the indigenous Territories.

    Bribri is a 20 min taxi or bus ride away from Puerto Viejo. We are in the jungle living off grid (no electricity, running water and spotty internet). We use a solar charger to charge our phones, drink from the waterfalls, bathe in the river and wash with rainwater from our newly installed water tank. We currently sleep on beds with mosquito nets with no solid structure until we can build treehouses and an indigenous community house, so it's a pretty intimate and cozy setting. We have just been here since the beginning of Aug 2021 and have already accomplished a lot.

    We are a 30 min walk to Bribri and 5 mins to the local corner store so pretty remote. This project which is on 5 hectares is a new development and we are in the early stages of developing it. We could use volunteers with building and farming skills and are asking for a minimum one month commitment. Also, the space is already dedicated to Sacred Plant Medicine and our goal for now is to develop this into a healing center with the already existing Permacultural gardens. We are growing our own organic vegetables; corn, squash, beans, carrots and edible flowers.

    We are in constant evolution and development on a personal, energetic and practical level. With a local and community vision Beta-Life Eco-Project was created in 2016 under the principles of sustainable development, cultural exchange and recovery of native knowledge

    We are looking for travellers interested in taking responsibility in the development of this new project more focused on Ancestral Medicine and permacultural living.

    We offer Workawayers an exchange of a 4 to 5hr workday with 1 day off/week. If you come to learn you can do more hours.
    Volunteers all chip in for food (until we can harvest organic veggies from our garden) and we cook communally. We currently have coconuts, bananas and yucca readily available).

    Thanks for your interest in our project. We welcome you to get in contact with us if you feel ready for this new adventure!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Learn about Carribean and Bribri culture with our neighbours, Ancestral Medicine and how sustainable development works.
    Possibilities to visit or work on project with the Native tribe of Bribri Indians, and learn more about this amazing culture.

  • Help


    Please share any building or permaculture skills you may have.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have single and double beds with some mosquito nets and sheets but suggest you bring your own mosquito nets and bkankets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This eco-project is located in Central America, Costa Rica and is located on the Central American isthmus, bounded on the east by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. On the coasts it oscillates between 28 °C and 37 °C
    Limón is marked by a great cultural diversity: with a predominantly Afro-descendant ethnic population and with main features of the Costa Rican indigenous culture, Afro-Caribbean, white and Chinese, each group contributes to the area a remarkable cultural value.
    It is one of the areas where more cultures converge in the country.
    It is about 163 km from San José.
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a popular tourist destination. It is known in the surfing community for having the largest and most powerful wave in Costa Rica, called "Salsa Brava". It is also a site of beautiful beaches, such as Playa Chiquita, Playa Negra and Punta Uva, which are some of the most spectacular beaches in Costa Rica, which can be found between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo.
    The project is 30 min drive from Puerto Viejo, the beach and all acomodacions like bars restaurants, shops...

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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