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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 opportunitiesLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Experience a 2nd world country in harmony with nature. Learn independent living skills and off-grid lifestyle.
If you like animals, or plants, or people, or cooking, or woodworking, or speaking Spanish, we have something for you!
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.
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 ...
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can possibly accept pets
As long as they don't molest our farm animals (especially sheep) they're welcome!
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your world for albeit a short amount of time. I could not imagine learning an alternative way of life from a kinder, more passionate group of people - each with their own unique set of skills, interests, craft, passion. I'm excited to see what lies ahead for you guys & hope
Thank you for
During my time there I did mostly woodwork and help a little with spanish to one of the girls and teach a little of photography to their elder son. The kids are very well behave and joyful.
The food was really great and the
Borys and Karissa are both sweet, strong and brave people with a lot of perseverance. I loved our
Timo helped with woodworking, sanding,