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Simple living, meditation, detox and help on our organic farm near Platanillo(near Uvita), Costa Rica

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATE: We are opened to receive request for mid May, june, july

    You must feel comfortable and love being in nature, live simple and being immersed in silent.
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    Please check out the info below so that you can see if this resonates with you before sending a request with an in depth message why you are interested in joining us at the farm. Thank you.
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    This is a newly established meditation and integration center nestled in the heart of the Diamante valley of Costa Rica. our vision here is to help assist in the rising of conciousness on the planet, by creating a safe and grounded meditative community to be able to sustain and grow on all levels, and to help refine and let go of habits and addictive tendencies that is keeping us from showing up in the fullness of our being.

    We are also functioning as a organic and regenerative farm, taking care of more than 3 hectares of food forrest and gardens, with exotic fruit trees from all around the world, we are in the beginning stages of stewarding 10 hectares of land in total here with the intention to expand and continue to create more infrastructure to be able to host more people, with the intention to attract people that feel called to the mission and vision and would like to support. We are looking for people who are attracted to living a simple and deepen spiritual practice

    KARMA YOGA and SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:
    Here we are aiming to strive towards the highest way of living and are creating a container where we have scheduled times for our spiritual practice and meditations, for our karma yoga, and our free time.

    The farm is a place to cultivate stillness through practice of yoga's eight limbs and meditation, a place for detoxing on a mental, emotional and physical and therefore we are looking for the right people to come and that would like to join us for our daily meditation and practices

    DETOX AND HEALING:
    Our intention is to slowly begin to offer detox, meditations and silent retreats on the farm, where it’s important for those who would like to come and stay at the farm have interest in healing arts, meditations and living sustainably with nature and the community. We offer programs in detoxing the body mind through different practices and plantbased diet and rawfood. We also use native plants as healing medicines for our body/mind

    SEASONS:
    Our dry season is from december to May and the rainy season from June to November.
    There can be a lot of bugs, insects and lots of rain in the rainy season and therefore we suggest to to be prepared with any essential gears.

    OUR CREW:
    At the moment we are 2 persons(Jacob 33 and Isha 32) on the farm with 3 dogs and a cat and 1 local worker. Once a month we have our friends from other communities coming to give us a helping hand and support our project.

    Isha is leaving to Europe from mid June for some months and Jacob will be on the farm with the animals.


    FARM:
    We have 3 hectares of fruit trees planted out on the land, the farm is nestled in a quiet area of the Diamond valley, ideal for people who like to be in nature and in quietness, there are rivers close by. We are looking to grow more trees and establish more food forests and help with the reforestation on the land so there can be more biodiversity on the farm and in the surrounding area.

    FOOD/DIET:
    Around 60% of the food in the dry season is coming from the farm and eventually we hope to become self sufficient in food source that also can be provided to the our community. Our diet is vibrant as a lot is coming from local organic farmers and from our farm. We have also establised ourselves in plantbased diet and raw food and encourage those that come to feel out this way of living and thriving. Our kitchen is 100% plantbased and we do not provide any animal sources nor it’s allowed to bring meat, dairy to the kitchen. We are striving to be living and eating from the farm, as of now we are able to provide a large portion of our food from the farm and gardens such as fruits, greens, yucca, beans, sweet potatoes.

    Food for volunteers are basic and wholesome. If you wish to buy extra food or special items you can make an order for thursday feria

    Envisioned as an INTERGRATION AND MEDITATION CENTER:
    As a newly born project with the vision of having people coming to heal and practice healing arts, therefore we ask to not bring habits, subtances, alcohol, smokes, meat/dairy to the farm. We are encouraging people to let go of habit patterns and to live free of conditions, cultivate love and awareness during the stay.

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    Please only make a request if this resonates with you. We are looking for mature persons who to come and be on the land, to work on themselves and be inspired and inspire us in creating more beauty and to live sustainably

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    People can benefit by coming to the space to practice meditation, learn to listen and live with natur. One can learn many skills by being here, and learn about how to maintain and establish permaculture and food forrest systems, how to prepare sattvic plant based meals, detox, learn songs and music, how to live more simply and connected to the earth, learn spanish and also cultivate the understanding of the yogic practice, enjoy nature, the jungle and hikes around the area, connect with the community in the surrounding

  • Help

    Help

    We are at the beginning stage with the project and we are looking for people who are attracted to living a simple and meditative life, who are wanting to continue to grow and expand ones awareness and presence. we are looking for people who have good energy, and are able to contribute to the farm in any way that fits your level of skill. we have all sorts of farm work, structure maintainance, continual building, outreach programs to help on, among many other possible projects.

    Skills we are looking for are building, farm maintainance, videographer, builder, art project, social media, create a plateform for charity projects and raising funds

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love learning and practicing language and doing exchanges

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation options:
    - Offering space for people with own tent gear to be set up with compost toilet and outdoor shower (another possibility)

    - we provide tiny cabin space with compost toilet and outdoor shower. You might be sharing the tiny cabin with another volunteer when we open up space for our programs during certain dates. (We are not offering any programs during the rainy season)

    - Food and accommodation included

    Food from the farm is being provided, most of the things that you which to buy at the local market can be at your own cost. We provide wholesome plant based meals.

    We provide vegetables from the farm, yucca, rice, sweetpotato, squash, fruit from the land, seeds. We are offering plant based whole food yet simple that is nourishing to the body, mind.

    Suitable for someone who are ok with simple living and enjoy being immersed with nature

    We share the communal structure, where there is a shower, bathrooms, kitchen and wifi. This is also where we come together and meditate and meet.

    At the moment we are asking 4.5 hours of exchange of help per day including 1 hour on saturday on cleaning.

    A couple times of communal food prep/cooking( is a part of the community living and not part of the exchange hours as well as cleaning and maintainance in own private area) we will see with the flow of everyone
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    Reminder: we are living in the tropic and therefore we encourage you to find peace with bugs, insects and sometimes a lot of rain, and the tropical condition. We live in a semi remote area where driving on the dirt road is a part of living here

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At this place, a newly established integration center we have our spiritual practices and we have our meditations together, gather in circles once in a while. We live a mindfull and sattvic living and therefore we are asking our guest to be mindfull with thoughts, words, actions and behaviours and habits. We are open for authentic relating and practicing non violent communication as a part of the mindfull living.

    Here we are a plant based kitchen and meat and dairy are not being used here.
    at the farm we wish to live more sutainably and therefore we are asking our guest to be very mininal with plastics and other unnecessary items to bring to the farm as the recyling system in Costa Rica is not fully on top.

    Habits and substances:
    We are drug and alcohol free space and are always looking to refine our habits and thought patterns to help unlock our most inner potential of spiritual beings.

    Activities around:
    Here we have 2 rivers where we can go to and cultivate silence.
    In the diamond valley we have many big waterfalls such as Diamante waterfall, Nauyaca etc and there are many hikes around. You can surf at the beach

    Ferias(farmers market):
    - Tinamaste farmer's market on tuesdays
    - San Isidro's big market on Thrusday

    Distances from places:
    30 minutes away from the Dominical beach and 45 minutes from Uvita
    1,5 hours from Chirripo mountain(highest mt in costa rica)
    35 minutes from San isidro
    3,5 hours from San jose
    We are close to Nauyaca waterfall, Diamante waterfall, Goddess waterfall and peacefall as these are located in the valley. There are other falls to explore aswell

    Transportation:
    - From the entrance of the valley there are busses passing by every hour or so between Quepos-Dominical and San Isidro town
    - From San Isidro you can take the bus to San jose which takes about 3.5-4 hours
    - bus from Dominical to tinamaste takes 30 minutes

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are happy to host people with their own camping gear and campervan

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 932582434829

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