Experience living off-grid with a community of families in Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
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  • Last activity: 04/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are an English speaking Torah Observant family of 7 living off grid in the beautiful Costa Rican jungle. We hobby farm, homeschool, and create culinary delights from the ingredients around us. However, we are not a vegan household. We grow cacao and make chocolate. We have horses, cows, sheep, chickens and fish, plus a few cats. We have a farm worker to do the usual work, but we are always tackling new projects, from alternative power to organic gardens. We especially would like someone with a better grasp of Spanish to help us learn as we work together throughout our day. If you would like to unplug from the world for a while, we could use your talents. We have comfortable cabinas, fresh spring water to drink, even a swimming pool! Costa Rica is a country perfect to relax and enjoy nature. Every day is an opportunity to do something amazing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • 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

    Experience a 2nd world country in harmony with nature. Learn independent living skills and off-grid lifestyle.

  • Help


    If you like animals, or plants, or people, or cooking, or woodworking, or speaking Spanish, we have something for you!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    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 offer a range of living arrangements - from private cabinas to a 3 bedroom house. We have secure structures with screens on windows, indoor plumbing and kitchen facilities for when you aren't eating with our family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do not work on Saturdays, so you'll have the weekend to explore if you so choose, or just kick back in a hammock and enjoy the pool. There is public transportation from the village 2 km away. We are 1.5 hours from the Volcan Arenal and La Fortuna, 40 minutes from Rio Celeste (blue river) and 20 minutes to the nearest town (San Rafael de Guatuso)

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as they don't molest our farm animals (especially sheep) they're welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 929424745452

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