Help at sustainable, non-profit project in Las Marias, Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico

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  • Description


    We are a young couple with a 4 year old toddler (Derrick, Paola & Ikal), running a nonprofit organization based on union and community self-management in the agricultural sector through services that promote food sovereignty from agroecology.

    Short/long story goes like this: After hurricane Maria, us and a group of people from the island got a scholarship at Earthship Biotecture Academy at Taos NM. There we started studying about sustainable and resilient systems for housing and other structures. Once we came back we started working on a disaster relief project located at TainaSoy Apiario in the town of Aguada. During the first year, still not having a secure home, we decided to buy a shuttle bus and convert it into a sustainable tiny home with the mission of finding a farm in where we could anchor our deepest roots. We moved around five different farms until we got to Plato Indio, Las Marias where we’re finally staying.

    Here we have 2 houses, around 50 acre of farm land and a beautiful river surrounding us in witch we will help creat a fruit forest that’s gonna be stablished for generations.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Our organization is community based in witch you’ll find yourself being part of activities and experiences that are gonna help connect local people so we all work and farm together for a future built on food sovereignty and self-reliance.

  • Help


    1) Teachers - we have a four year old toddler and need assistance during our home-school hours and work days.

    2) Welders - need to weld together entrance gates. Need to finish kitchen counter top and shelfs.

    3) Electricians- currently running on a 48v, 4000W solar system that needs to be transferred from the shuttle bus to the house and connect to the main breakers.

    4) Farmers- Recently opened old road ways around the 50 acre and are currently working on water management and erosion control systems using bank stabilization plants such as vetiver. Cleaning and tagging of stablished fruit crops.

    5) Cooks- we only have one communal kitchen at the moment to share with everyone. Usually people rotate the role of cooking during the day as also as dish washing. You should be capable of cooking big meals in an conscious, organized and healthy way.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Open to learn new languages and share the ones I know.

  • Accommodation


    1) Hostel type of situation: big room with 2 bunk beds, 1 futon and small kitchenette.

    2) Camping area: plenty of camping spots with the most magical views at Las Marias mountains.

    Shower and compost toilet are comunal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of rivers and beaches close by, such as good restaurants and local towns. Unless you already rent a car, up in the mountains we can provide the contact of a driver that can take you around or You can ride with us whenever we go down to town.

    Our work hours usually starts early in the morning unless we got to go out to town.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space for at least 4 campers

  • 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

Host ref number: 934172992944