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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!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
Please share any building or permaculture skills you may have.
This host offers a language exchange
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We have single and double beds with some mosquito nets and sheets but suggest you bring your own mosquito nets and bkankets.
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...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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