Come and join enthusiast permaculturist and help with my project in Alajuela, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    Hello I'm Alberto, Costa Rican enthusiast permaculturist. I have started the project to produce healthy food and cultivate a sustainable lifestyle. My vision is to create a space for learning and exchange.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    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

    - Traditional food and historical background of the land-use
    - Intensive organic food production
    - Survival skills
    - Rescued indigenous plant uses

  • Help


    The main activities include:
    -help with the permaculture garden, like planting trees, harvesting fruits, plant propagation, composting, chopping vegetation etc
    - little art projects around the farm, like painting walls and stones. New ideas welcome :)
    -landscaping and maintaining the landscape
    - help with cooking, fermentation etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will sleep in the "octaraña", a tree-like open round construction that holds a dormitory with beds and hammocks. There is also plenty of space to camp on the land.

    Food is predominantly plant-based and organic where possible. There will be 3 meals a day; cooking and eating together.

    There is no WiFi in here yet... but phones have excelent reception

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is located in a wonderful mountainous landscape surrounded with 360 degrees of stunning forest views. There are some beautiful rivers nearby to go swimming on hot days.

    The closest towns around are Atenas and Orotina, which are well connected to San José (ca. 1h ride to the central bus station called "Coca Cola"). I will pick you up at either of these locations to bring you to here, ca. 15 min. drive away.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 885673819198