Come help and experience the peace of a Conscious Forest Lodge and Retreat. Costa Rica


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    I am Juan Carlos, my father and I are developing a project of ecotourism with focus on sustainable practices and conscious development . A large part of the project is dedicated to host yoga retreats/events with a vision to unite people and make space for spiritual growth.

    Our farm is located in the highlands of Cartago which are perfect for agriculture. The location is close to Tapanti National Park which attracts an abundance of wild life to the area. Right now the farm is in the processes of construction. All the constructions (wood cabins) are made from pine wood gathered directly from our forest. Soon we are going to incorporate organic gardens and green houses to supply our restaurant with local, homegrown food. Later in the project we plan to raise different farm animals to make a sustainable production of foods such as eggs, milk and cheese. (Just to clarify, the restaurant is still in construction as well of the rest of the project - the lodge is not ready for clients yet).

    This is an 80 hectare property which allows you to experience many different things in the area. There are lots of hiking trails to explore and also a small river crossing the property. It is also worth mentioning, that this is not the typical tropical climate that you would expect in Costa Rica. It is around 1600 meters of altitude so it's a cool climate with influence of rain and cloud-forest.

    We are looking for people with sustainable knowledge in various fields, who can contribute with energy and great ideas. People who are openminded and openhearted.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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

    This is a rural area where people live very simple. You would experience the authentic Costa Rican culture around here. You can also do lots of hiking and enjoy the vegetation and the wildlife of the cloud forest.

  • Help


    At the moment we are looking for people with gardening skills and experience with organic farming. We are in the development phase of planning green houses for the farm and need people with professional knowledge and sustainable ideas.

    We also need someone who can clean, paint and do basic maintenance stuff. Sometimes we will need help with cooking in the house, but it will just be for ourselves and the volunteers, since there is no guests or paying customers here yet.

    Yoga instructors are always very welcome. We have a finished yoga shala for you to teach and practice yoga with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a finished cabin with rooms designated for volunteers. Accommodation will be private rooms, and shared bathrooms with hot water available.

    *️️️The meals can be provided.

    We are vegetarian and promote a plant based diet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a nice and remote area. You can spend your free time in nature, hiking, birdwatching and use the yoga shala for personal practice. If you are looking to get away, disconnect and relax for a while this is the place for you. The access in public transportation is very limited, but we offer pick ups from the city of Cartago.

    We are very conscious about the environment and our surroundings, and like to live in a simple way. People staying here must have respect for nature and their beings.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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