Come and help in my art workshop and garden in the tropical Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    I am a French woman who lives in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica since 24 years. I am an artist, I built little by little an art gallery in the village, where handicrafts are made by local artists, and a collection of lamps for pumpkins, shells, papier mache and mosaic pieces ...

    Soy una francesa que vive en Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica desde 24 anos. Soy artista , construyé poco a poco una galeria de arte en el pueblo, donde se encuentra artesania hecho por artistas locales, y desarollo coleccion de lamparas de calabazas, conchas, papel maché y piezas de mosaïco...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here in Puerto Viejo, during their free time, travelers can get to know the Caribbean environment, with its culture, its pleasant climate, its abondante and beautiful vegetation and fauna .. in the garden you can see many animals, monkeys, sloths, toucans, hummingbirds , iguanas ... There are also many sports activities such as surfing, yoga, hiking to see waterfalls, canopy tours, horseback riding on the beach ... discover the Cahuita and Manzanillo national parks, visit the cocoa farms, and have a famous animal rescue center called the Jaguar Rescue Center.
    In the night the town is very alive, there are concerts, bars, animations, and disco for those who like the Caribbean party!

    Aqui en Puerto Viejo, durante su tiempo libre, los viajeros pueden conocer el ambiante caribeno, con su cultura, su clima agradable, su abondante y hermosa vegetacion y fauna.. en el jardin se ven muchos animales, monos, perezosos, tucanes, colibris, iguanas... Hay tambien muchas actividades de deporte como surf, yoga, caminata para ver cataratas, canopy tours, andar a caballo en la playa... descubrir los parques nacionales Cahuita y Manzanillo, visitar las fincas de cacao, y tenemos un famoso centro de rescate animal que se llama el Jaguar Rescue Center.
    En la noche el pueblo es muy vivo, hay conciertos, bars, animaciones, y discoteca para quien le gusta la fiesta caribena!

  • Help


    *️ I need volunteers that speak french or spanish *️

    I would like to exchange accommodation for work of 4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week
    I'm interested in exchange with artists to create together new projects or collections of lamps, mosaic, mobile ...
    We work with natural materials such as seeds, bamboo, fish scales, pumpkins, wooden sticks and shells collected on the beach ... everything nature gives us! Recycling projects, flip flops, paper mache, mosaic ...
    And also people who knows about gardening and vegetable growing (agroecology, permaculture...).

    *️ Necessito voluntarios que hablan frances o espanol *️

    Me gustaria intercambiar el alojamiento en contra de ayuda de 4/5 horas al dia, 5 dias a la semana
    Me interesaria intercambiar con artistas para crear nuevos proyectos juntos o elaborar colecciones de lamparas, mosaico, mobiles... Tabajamos con materiales naturales como semillas, bambu, escamas de pescado, calabazas, palos de madera y conchas recogidos en la playa... todo lo que nos regala la naturaleza! Proyectos de reciclaje, chancletas, papel maché, mosaico...
    Y tambien personas especializadas en jardineria y huerta (experiencia de agroecologia, permacultura...).

    Bienvenidos !! Welcome

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Independent rooms for one or two persons, with its private bathroom in a nice caribbean garden
    property located 3 minutes walking from the center of town.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    ~20h (4h/day food and accomodation)

Host ref number: 959599111924