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


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    We are a TO family of 8 living off grid in the beautiful Costa Rican jungle. We hobby farm, homeschool, and create culinary delights from the ingredients around us. We grow cacao and make chocolate. We have horses, cows, sheep, chickens and fish, plus a few cats and dogs. We have a farm worker to do the usual work, but we are always tackling new projects, from hydroelectric 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. We formally hosted couch surfers, and it was a great experience for our children (ages 2-18) to meet people from all around the world. Just not enough time. 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

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

  • 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 speaking Spanish, we have something for you!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent

  • 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)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept 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

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    Hours expected

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

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